BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

This 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is finished in special-order gray over Bordeaux leather upholstery and was also optioned from the factory with red brake calipers, a colored upper dashboard, fire extinguisher, and a HiFi sound system. The Challenge Stradale is lighter than the standard 360 model and features carbon ceramic brakes borrowed from the Enzo, as well as a bump in power and tweaks to the suspension and steering. This example was purchased by the seller in 2015 and now has just 15k miles. The mid-mounted 3.6-liter DOHC V8 is paired with a 6-speed automated-manual transmission, and a timing belt service was completed in 2014 according to the seller. This Ferrari is now offered with its original window sticker, a clean Carfax, and a clean Texas title.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The special gray paint was a $2,579 extra-cost option when new, and this car is believed to be the only example finished in the color. It was also ordered without the commonly-seen central body stripe. Compared to the standard 360 Modena, the Challenge Stradale features lightweight bumpers similar to the 360 Challenge race cars, as well as deeper side skirts, a larger rear diffuser, carbon fiber sideview mirrors, and a Challenge rear grille with unique badging. The included Carfax does not indicate any prior accidents or other damage.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

A carbon fiber rear hatch and door skins were also added for weight-saving purposes, while the carbon ceramic brakes were sourced from the Enzo super car. Lightweight 19″ Challenge alloy wheels are mounted with Pirelli P Zero rubber all around, and each corner is detailed up close in the photo gallery below.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Inside, the carbon fiber-shelled bucket seats are upholstered in Bordeaux leather. Weight-saving measures include carbon fiber door panels, less sound deadening, and removed carpets.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Carbon fiber also adorns the center tunnel, where launch control, stability control, and different calibrations for the gearbox can be selected. The 6-speed sequential transmission does not have a full-automatic mode and must be shifted manually via the gray-finished paddles mounted to the steering column.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Instrumentation includes a yellow 10k-rpm tachometer and a 220-mph speedometer. Approximately 4k of the 15k indicted miles were added by the seller.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The mid-mounted 3.6L V8 uses a slightly higher compression ratio along with free-flowing intake and exhaust systems to produce 425 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. A Capristo exhaust valve has been added. Period magazine testing reported a weight of 3,152 pounds for the US-spec Challenge Stradale, and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. A timing belt service was reportedly performed in 2014, and the most recent maintenance was completed in April 2018.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The original window sticker lists an MSRP of $199,794 and states that the car was delivered new to Ferrari of San Francisco. The seller currently has a loan out on this car, and his lender will need to be paid off before the title can be transferred to the next owner.

BaT Auction: 15k-Mile 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The accident-free Carfax reports four owners with events in California, Washington, and Texas from new. Linear odometer progression is listed, along with a number of service history records.

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