The F355 Challenge flanked the 348 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge for the 1995 season. After the European series was launched in 1993 and followed by the North American one in 1994, 1995 brought a Japanese series too. Like the model it was chosen to replace the F355 Challenge was directly derived from its road-going berlinetta namesake.
Once again, the engine was strictly a production one and the very limited modifications were confined to the exhaust system, the clutch, the slick tyres and obligatory racing safety equipment (roll cage, six-point safety harness, fire extinguisher, front two hook and electric circuit breaker). The F355 Challenge continued competing until 2000 when it was joined by the 360 Challenge which replaced it the following year.
Accurate selection of the best shots of the F355 Challenge in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1995, focusing on the details and the most important parts.
|Type||rear, longitudinal 90° V8|
|Bore/stroke||85 x 77 mm|
|Unitary displacement||436.94 cc|
|Total displacement||3495.50 cc|
|Maximum power||279 kW (380 hp) at 8250 rpm|
|Power per litre||109 hp/l|
|Maximum torque||363 Nm (37 kgm) at 6000 rpm|
|Valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, five valves per cylinder|
|Fuel feed||Bosch Motronic M2.7 electronic injection|
|Ignition||Bosch Motronic M2.7 static electronic, single spark plug per cylinder|
|Frame||steel monocoque with tubular steel rear sub-frame|
|Front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||6-speed + reverse|
|Fuel tank||capacity 88 litres|
|Front tyres||P Zero 245-645-18|
|Rear tyres||P Zero 305-645-18|
|Front track||1514 mm|
|Rear track||1615 mm|
|Weight||1355 kg (with liquids)|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||-|