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Here are latest photos of the upcoming Ferrari F 430 Challenge Stradale. They were taken in the south ofEurope during off-road testing on a remote gravel road in the countryside. The two super sports cars were taken to the extreme in this long-term test in the dust.

The sports car is Ferrari's answer to Porsche's RS-models, and both of them use almost the same recipe. While Porsche makes the RS models lighter but keep the same horsepower as the base GT3, Ferrari gives the CS not just a lighter body but also some more power.

The standard F430 delivers 490 bhp and the Stradale is believed to have at least 520 bhp and to weigh about 220 pounds less. The biggest visible changes are the exhaust pipes that are moved up a bit. Due to safety regulations around the world, the door windows are not made of plastic anymore like on the 360 CS and the wheels have 5 normal bolts instead of one center bolt like on the Challenge cars.

The inside of the doors is completely made of carbon to keep the weight down. Another lightweight trick is magnesium sport wheels and the carbon grille in the back that also helps to better cool the engine. It looks like the brakes are upgraded with bigger discs, the soft Pirelli PZero give the car enormous grip, and the interior is completed with deep sport seats.




 

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[///M] Humdizzle
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wow, 520hp out of a 4.3 liter v8

if those specs are true and its 220lbs less then its gonna be a hell of a beast.
 

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520hp + 220less lbs = 125+mph traps. and its just pure sex in the looks department.

Ferrari -> Form AND Function
 

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Ha. I like how they try to pull this "Don't mind me, I'm just another 430 rolling around Modena. :nervous:"
 

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love it!
which wheel combo will be on it thou? the ones in the fronts or the rears?
the fronts look similar to of those from the 355 Challenge
 

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can't wait to see this and the top-level Vette take it on on the road course!
 

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That car is going to terrorize the track...

Awesome car...
 
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