2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Is As Visceral As It Gets

One of the main advantages of owning an older Ferrari is that they tend to not be very ostentatious, and the 360 Modena is the perfect example of that fact.

Thankfully, a 360 need not look bonkers in order to get you from A to B quicker than most cars its age – and the Challenge Stradale is the best of all. According to its Bring a Trailer ad, this one has just 13,000 miles (20,000 km) on its odo.

The exterior is mostly black with contrasting yellow badges and lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels, housing ventilated Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes and factory-optioned red calipers. Also available are the lightweight bumpers, deeper side skirts, a larger rear diffuser, carbon fiber mirror housings and a Challenge Stradale rear grille.

Related: Low-Mileage Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Selling For £139,950

Inside, the carbon fiber bucket seats are upholstered in two-tone red and black Alcantara to match the dashboard and factory three-spoke steering wheel. The original owner also optioned a fire extinguisher from the factory, as well as a CD player – although, who needs music when you’ve got a roaring naturally-aspirated eight cylinder breathing down your neck?

Speaking of which, the Stradale’s 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 produces 425 PS (419 HP) and 373 Nm (275 lb-ft) of torque, and can get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in four seconds flat before maxing out at 283 km/h (176 mph).

Back when it was new, this 2004 360 Challenge Stradale retailed for $196,807. Currently, and with five days ’till the auction ends, the highest bid is $75,000 – and, while it might go up, whoever wins the auction will have one of the most visceral experiences one can get.

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  • old car…

  • Willzyx

    Still looks good

    • Bash

      Absolutely. That is the least thing anyone can say.

      • Alduin

        Meanwhile some of the newer Ferraris look kind of weird. I think they’re trying to out Lamborghini Lamborghini.

        • Bash

          True, the new ones Although they are fine, but they tend to be little bit more toward being over designed.

  • Alduin

    Despite what some people say this car has aged beautifully. 360 Modena was a sexy car. Hard to believe this one is 15 years old!

  • Six_Tymes

    perfection

    • Ben

      430 Scuderia is also on that list for me

      • Belthronding

        430 scuderia is the best of alll times

  • Infinite1

    Beauty on wheels

  • ErnieB

    I’d take just the regular 360.. they are relatively attainable. This Stradale will sell for way above that $75k.. like others have said, this car is a beauty and has aged extremely well. It’s a timeless design.

  • ira j.

    IMHO, except for the 288 GTO, the 360’s were, and still are, the best looking V8 Ferraris. But if I was going to buy one, it would have to be a gated Spider

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