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General data  
Year/s of production 2005                                      
Presentation Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2005, S/N 143810
VIN span 143810 – ?
Number produced
Design Pininfarina
Manufactured by Ferrari S.p.A.
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis F 131 – Aluminium-Spaceframe
Length 4512 mm
Width 1923 mm
Height 1184 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adaptive suspension with Sachs Skyhook-shock absorber and antidive and antisquat
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, double unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adaptive suspension with Sachs Skyhook-shock absorber and antidive and antisquat
Front track 1669 mm
Rear track 1616 mm
Front tyres 8 x 19 in., light alloy wheels, 5-star design with centrla locking
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero
Rear tyres 10,5 x 19 in., light alloy wheels, 5-star design with centrla locking
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero
Front brakes Ceramic brake system produced by Brembo, integrated ABS- and ASR-system produced by Bosch, electronically controlled brake force control, 398 mm x 36 mm, 6 pots aluminium calipers
Rear brakes Ceramic brake system produced by Brembo, integrated ABS- and ASR-system produced by Bosch, electronically controlled brake force control, 350 mm x 34 mm, 6 pots aluminium calipers
Weight Approx. 1225 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Race-Berlinetta – 2 seats
   
Engine  
Type F 131B – mid-engine – longitudinal installed
Number of cylinders V8 – 90°
Displacement 4308 ccm
Bore and stroke 92 x 81 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinder bank with contiuos variable timing on both inlet and exhaust cams
Valves 4 per cylinder with variable valve timing
Compression ratio 11,3:1
Ignition 2 electronic Bosch Motronic ME7 control units
Lubrication Dry sump lubrication, approx. 10 litres oil
Maximum power 490 hp – 8.500 rpm
Maximum torque 465 Nm – 5.250 rpm
Fuel management 2 electronic Bosch Motronic ME7 control units
Kupplung Twin-plate clutch – 215 mm
Getriebe 6 speed + rev. F1 paddle shift gearbox with gear change within 150 milliseconds
Electronic Differential (E-Diff), Control for Stability and Traction (CST)
   
Performance  
Top speed über 315 km/h

 

The 612 Scaglietti MY06 and the new F430 Challenge at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Copyright: Ferrari

Frankfurt, 13th September – The highlights at the Ferrari stand at the 61st Frankfurt Motor Show will be the presentation of the 612 Scaglietti Model Year 2006 and the world preview of the F430 Challenge, the 8-cylinder berlinetta-derived competition car that will be taking part in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli from the 2006 season.

The German Show comes at an important moment for the Prancing Horse. 2005 has been a year of both change and affirmation for the company. A year that has seen it separate from Maserati and consolidate its strong sales figures (the number of cars sold by 31st December will exceed 5,000 compared to the 4,975 delivered to new owners in 2004).

Ferrari has also reaffirmed the strong link between its GT and sporting divisions with the new F430 Challenge which is specifically designed to meet the expectations of its sportier clients. The F430 Challenge retains the same general look and 490 hp engine as the road-going version. However, it also incorporates a large number of significant track-oriented modifications and a host of new features not seen in the car currently used in the series, the 360 Challenge, which it joins on the track next season and completely replaces in 2007.

An intensive series of development tests held at Fiorano and other prestigious circuits have honed the F430 Challenge’s talents too. In fact, it offers a stunning series of features sure to meet with the approval of its drivers. As ever, the transfer from Formula 1 is significant, particularly with regard to the braking system which uses carbon-ceramic material (CCM) ‘ a first for a Ferrari sports competition car.

The electronic gearbox is also F1-derived and works in exactly the same way as the one used aboard the Grand Prix car.
Thanks to a sinterised two-plate clutch and specific software, it also offers the same gear-changing times as the road-going F430 (150 ms) in the much more extreme track conditions. Fifth and sixth gear ratios have also been modified with respect to the road-going version as has the final drive ration order to make the very most of the engine on all the circuits where the F430 Challenge will race.
New 19” slick tyres were also developed specifically by Pirelli and are designed to comply with the very strict racing regulations that demand endurance whilst still delivering blistering performance.

The F430 Challenge boasts a Weightof just 1,225 kg (excluding petrol). Weight has been reduced in every area of the car, from the engineering to the bodywork. Of particular note are the Lexan® windscreen, the all-carbon fibre intake plenum cover, and the specific exhaust system. To ensure that drivers get the full benefit of the car’s sporty prowess on the track, the E-Diff has been replaced by a mechanical differential and the EBD has been replaced with a mechanical system.
Similarly, the stability and traction control is permanently disengaged and ‘race’ settings have been maintained on the gearbox and engine management system, along with the ABS and ASR, thus doing away with the manettino switch. The ASR can be deactivated by the driver at will.

The most notable of the other solutions introduced in the new F430 Challenge is the new steering wheel with a quick release mechanism to make it easier to get into and out of the car. The wheel is also equipped with buttons for radio contact with the pits, to set the pit lane speed and interface with the new colour digital instrument panel. The rear of the car is characterised by a new exhaust system which has high central tail pipes, and by the modified grille which increases the extraction of hot air from the rear of the engine bay. The anti-roll bars, springs and single-rate shocks have all been modified for racing use too. The centre locking wheels make wheel changes faster too as does the fact that the car incorporates pneumatic jacks.

Although Ferrari has worked hard this year to meet the demands of its sportier clients, that has not stopped it from producing the Model Year 2006 version of the 612 Scaglietti for owners who like ultra-refined elegance as well as performance.
Unveiled at Detroit in 2004, the flagship of the Ferrari range now has an even more impressive standard spec than ever with leather trim in the same colour as the seats now extending to the headlining and the side panels running lengthways between the A- and the C-post. The result is a brighter and even more elegant cockpit finish that can be personalised still further courtesy of the Carrozzeria Scaglietti programme.

The sumptuous MY06 also boasts a new radio-CD system with satellite navigation system, voice recognition system, MP3 player, Bluetooth and a Compact Flash memory card reader that will allow the owner to store and play 4 GB of music. The system is integrated with a newly refined display on the instrument panel too.
To improve handling in tight spaces, rear parking sensors are also now offered as standard.

Also on display at the Ferrari stand is the GTC Handling package for the 612 Scaglietti which offers a more sporty set-up with carbon-ceramic brakes, a specific gear change software upgrade and 19′ split rims.

In addition to the two versions of the Scaglietti and the new F430 Challenge, the Ferrari stand will also feature the Superamerica, the F430 berlinetta and Spider and the 2004 F1 World Championshipwinning F2004. All of the road cars displayed are equipped with the F1-style gearbox which now ordered by the vast majority of clients.

F2005, FXX, F430 Challenge and the Enzo Ferrari close the World Finals
Copyright: Ferrari

Mugello, 23rd October – The Ferrari World Finals 2005 ended today at the Mugello circuit with the world track debut of the FXX and the F430 Challenge, a parade of Enzo Ferrari cars and the traditional demonstration from Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, with two F2005 driven by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. It was a spectacular display. When it was over, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, Vice-President Piero Ferrari, Managing Director Jean Todt, Vice-Managing Director Amedeo Felisa and the entire team took the opportunity to salute and thank the crowd of around 30,000 spectators who were there. The Brazilian driver, on his last appearance at the wheel of a Prancing Horse single seater got a particularly warm reception. Twenty eight historic Formula 1 cars and four 333 SP, all prepared by the Maranello F1 Clienti department took part in two specific track sessions. Among the cars a 1953 ex-Alberto Ascari 500 F2, a 1975 ex-Niki Lauda 312 T, a 1979 ex-Gilles Villeneuve 312 T4, two 1991 ex-Alain Prost F1-91 and four F2001. The competitive part of the programme saw the final races of this season in championships for both marques. A highlight was the world final of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy, which was won by Michele Maceratesi (Motor/Malucelli.) He took the flag ahead of Nicola Cadei (Rossocorsa) and Vito Postiglione (CDP.) Germany’s Ralf Schaefer (Lueg Sportivo) took the “Mondialino” title for gentlemen drivers in the Shell Cup. Also on today’s card, the second round of races this weekend in the Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, open as well to cars bearing the Trident emblem. In the end, victory went to Stefan Schollwock’s 1937 Maserati 6CM in the “A” category for single seaters, the 1957 Maserati 250 S of Irvine Laidlaw in the “B” group for sport and GT cars fitted with drum brakes and Patrick Stieger’s 1970 Ferrari 512 M in the “C” category for cars with disc brakes. Satellite broadcaster, Eurosport 2, will devote ample coverage of the Mugello event as part of the “Ferrari Racing” magazine programme, shown on 1st November at 19.30 and repeated on 3rd November at 18.30.

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