Paris

7 February 2018

1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge

  • Chassis no. ZFFPA41B000101523

Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation


  • One of 108 produced
  • Raced for four seasons in the European Ferrari Challenge series
  • First model year for the F355 Challenge series


The Ferrari Challenge is best described as the ultimate streetcar race series. Owners of Ferrari F355s have a chance to experience the performance of their cars in a competitive and safe environment – racing on some of the most famous tracks the world round. In 1995, the 348 Challenge passed the torch to the new F355.

When it was launched, the F355 was an instant success: its 109 bhp/litre is translated into motion by a transverse closely geared six-speed manual transmission. Like the Challenge offered here, the early models were essentially road cars with cage mounts fitted and carpets removed. Owners then equipped a $30,000 factory-to-dealer kit which included racing seats, a lightweight exhaust, Brembo brakes and other racing essentials to make their cars competition ready, as dealers were expected to provide support to the owner/drivers.

The F355 Challenge offered here was first raced in the 1995 Challenge Ferrari Europe Series by Bernard Chauvin before passing to Michael Mora for the 1996 series. Mora raced the F355 for the following three years, placing sixth overall for the 1998 season and retiring at the end of the 1999 season. During this time, it was campaigned at tracks all over Europe, including Mugello, Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort, Imola and even the Nürburgring.

Prepped and waiting for its next owner to take a spin, this F355 Challenge is primed and ready to go.





• 108 exemplaires produits
• Engagée quatre saisons de suite au Challenge Ferrari Europe
• Première année-modèle pour la F355 Challenge

Le Challenge Ferrari est souvent considéré comme la meilleure compétition pour voitures de route. Les possesseurs de Ferrari F355 y trouvent l'occasion d'explorer les performances de leur voiture dans un environnement compétitif et sécurisé, sur certains des circuits les plus célèbres du monde. En 1995, la 348 Challenge a passé le flambeau à la nouvelle F355.

Quand elle a été lancée, la F355 a rencontré un succès immédiat. Son moteur, qui présente une puissance spécifique de 109 ch/litre, est relié à une boîte transversale à six rapports rapprochés. Comme la Challenge proposée ici, les premiers modèles étaient à la base des versions route dotées d'un arceau-cage et dépourvues de moquettes. Les propriétaires faisaient ensuite équiper la voiture d'un kit de 30 000 $ comprenant des sièges compétition, un échappement allégé, des freins Brembo et d'autres équipements spéciaux permettant de préparer la voiture pour la course, les distributeurs de la marque étant supposés fournir l'assistance nécessaire aux propriétaires-pilotes.

La F355 Challenge que nous proposons a pris part au Challenge Ferrari Europe 1995 entre les mains de Bernard Chauvin avant d'être cédée à Michael Mora pour la série 1996. Mora a couru encore avec la voiture pendant les trois années suivantes, décrochant la sixième place au classement général lors de la saison 1998 et mettant un terme à son engagement à la fin de la saison 1999. Ces campagnes de compétition ont permis à la voiture de tourner sur de nombreux circuits européens comme le Mugello, Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort, Imola et même le Nürburgring

Dans l'expectative des performances de son prochain propriétaire, cette F355 Challenge préparée est prête à prendre le départ.

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