Ferrari 348 Challenge
The Ferrari Challenge debuted in 1993 and at that time included just an Italian and European series.
The model was derived directly from the 348 TB. Only very few changes were made to the original car, in fact: the 348 Challenge had a more powerful 320 hp engine (+20 hp), a different exhaust system, slick tyres, modified brakes and specific dynamic air intakes.
Naturally the 348 Challenges were also equipped with the regulation racing safety kit that included a roll cage, six-point harness, fire extinguisher, front tow hook and electric circuit breaker.
The car’s final season was 1995 during which it was flanked by the F355 Challenge which replaced it completely the following year.
Ferrari 348 Challenge Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1993
|type||rear, longitudinal 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||85 x 75 mm|
|unitary displacement||425.59 cc|
|total displacement||3404.70 cc|
|maximum power||235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm|
|power per litre||94 hp/l|
|maximum torque||324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, four 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, gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|fuel tank||capacity 88 litres|
|front tyres||P Zero 245-620 ZR 17|
|rear tyres||P Zero 265-640 ZR 17|
|type||two-seater berlinetta or spider|
|front track||1502 mm|
|rear track||1578 mm|
|weight||1360 kg berlinetta, 1370 kg spider (with liquids)|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|