THE F430 challenge, Ferrari’s eight-cylinder competition car that will be taking part in next year’s Ferrari Challenge event, the Trofeo Pirelli, has been previewed at the Frankfurt motor show.
The braking system is taken from Formula 1 and uses carbonceramic material (CCM) — a first for a Ferrari sports competition car.
The electronic gearbox is also F1-derived.
New 19in slick tyres were developed specially by Pirelli and are designed to comply with the very strict racing regulations while delivering top performance.
The F430 Challenge boasts a kerb weight of just 1,225kg, with weight reduced in every area of the car.
The steering wheel features a quick-release mechanism to make it easier to get into and out of the vehicle, while built-in pneumatic jacks ensure faster pit stops.