1999 Ferrari 360N-GT
Year of manufacture1999
Ferrari 360 N-GT s/n 119339, a Euro model 360 Challenge prepared in early 2000 to N-GT specifications to campaign in the European FIA GTR championship race series.
This car raced on 16th April, 2000 at the FIA GT Championship, at Monza 1000 km, with race number 61, and driven by ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli and Erich Prinroth, finishing 10th in class.
Later the car was entered in the 2001 24 H of Daytona with racing number #30 (dns) and remained in USA until 2020, when discovered and imported back to Europe.
At the time of the find the car had a provocative blue/orange Gulf Livery and when the car arrived in Europe the original snow flakes Dolomiti Superski livery has been finally re-made.
Today 360 Challenge s/n 119339 is eligible for a multitude of track events for retired Challenge cars such as a low-cost entry to Ferrari’s new Club Competizioni GT series or, for those more serious, the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, billed by the SCCA as the pinnacle of championship road racing in North America, the SCCA’s GT-X class, specifically for older Challenge and GT3 cars or the SCCA’s ITX (Improved Touring unlimited) as well as any HSR or NASA weekend, the Daytona Classic of four one-hour races, the Sebring classic with three one-hour races, the Spring Classic at Laguna Seca and a multitude of other track events.
The instrument readout is functional and clearly readable. The roll cage padding and the inner carbon fiber door panels are all in generally good condition. Overall the car presents as an example of track-appropriate car, with no evidence of damage to the body or interior features, often found in cars with long competition histories. Under the hood, the innovative 360 V8 displays excellent castings, correct factory housings and original equipment. The condition of the engine compartment is generally very good, appearing clean and properly preserved.
As one might expect sitting behind the wheel, getting ready to go on track is an adrenaline inducing experience. The engine erupts to a strong idle and revs freely. The 3.6 liter V8 gives remarkable acceleration with astonishing shift points, incredible traction and great braking, making for a car with substantial capability, even in the hands of lesser experienced race car drivers. While certainly a highly responsive car with 175 mph plus speed and legendary agility, once a few laps have passed, the car becomes a genuine delight, pushing you to test the next level of your driving skills. A highly event eligible, factory-built racecar with extensively honed specifications based on Ferraris many decades of GT victories, the Ferrari 360 Challenge is a wallet-friendly entry into Ferrari GT Racing and is, for the first-time club racer, a serious factory built and sorted competition machine with no lack of parts available and with the mechanics to support them at any level.