Ferrari Challenge Stradale Wiki


Wiki index
1. Production numbers
2. VIN decoder
3. Assembly and engine number
4. Option list
5. Tricolore stripe
6. Pre-production cars
7. Cornes 25th special edition
8. Livery number #61 - The Challenger
9. Celebrities and famous owners
10. Exterior colors
11. Paint code stickers
12. Interior colors

1. Challenge Stradale production numbers
Ferrari has never released an official statement regarding the total production of the Challenge Stradale. There are a couple of numbers floating around on the internet. The most common numbers are listed below with a source for each number:

378 reported by Cavallino Magazine. Not correct, this number is most likely the North American spec only. source
852 reported by Evo Magazine March 2009. This number for the total CS production run is not correct. article
1167 reported by Ferraridatabase.com (website is offline now). This number for the total CS production run is not correct. source
1200 reported by Guiseppe Bonollo to Evo Mag. "A total of 17500 360s were produced over 5 years of production. 10000 were coupes, made up of 8500 standard coupes, 1200 CS's and 300 race cars. The remaining 7500 were Spiders." source
1274 reported by Matthias Urban on the website f-register.com
listed in the "Ferrari - Road and Racing" book by Winston Goodfellow (2005)
source
source
1288 reported by Michael Sheehan in April 2013 article. "Total 360 Modena production is around 16000 to 18000 including the Challenge Stradale with around 1288 “official” units." article

It's not possible to give an exact number of the total production (yet). But it's definitely more than 1200 cars. The final number is most likely between 1200 and 1300 cars. ChallengeStradale.com will use the 1288 number until there's an official statement from Ferrari or until all cars are identified.


2. Challenge Stradale VIN decoder
You can use the VIN decoder below to find more information about a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). A CS VIN consists of 17 digits in total, the last 6 digits are the chassis/serial number of the car.

134394Steering column
134406Driver's door
137893Driver's door
138735Passenger's door
132670Dashboard


Example American car: ZFFDU57A440133305
Z = Italy
F = Ferrari
F = Ferrari
D = Engine = Challenge Stradale
U = Airbags, manual seatbelts with pretensioners plus UCRA*
57 = Specific model = Challenge Stradale
A = Market = LHD North America
4 = USA check digit
4 = Model year 2004 = 4
0 = Assembly plant Maranello = 0
133305 = Chassis/serial number
Example European car: ZFFDT57B000132670
Z = Italy
F = Ferrari
F = Ferrari
D = Engine = Challenge Stradale
T = Airbags, manual seatbelts with pretensioners
57 = Specific model = Challenge Stradale
B = Market = LHD European
0 = USA check digit = 0 for LHD European market
0 = Model year
0 = Assembly plant Maranello = 0
132670 = Chassis/serial number

Example UK car: ZFFDT57C000135983
Z = Italy
F = Ferrari
F = Ferrari
D = Engine = Challenge Stradale
T = Airbags, manual seatbelts with pretensioners
57 = Specific model = Challenge Stradale
C = Market = RHD UK
0 = USA check digit = 0 for RHD UK market
0 = Model year
0 = Assembly plant Maranello = 0
135983 = Chassis/serial number
Example Japanese car: ZFFDT57J000133583
Z = Italy
F = Ferrari
F = Ferrari
D = Engine = Challenge Stradale
T = Airbags, manual seatbelts with pretensioners
57 = Specific model = Challenge Stradale
J = Market = LHD Japan
0 = USA check digit = 0 for LHD Japanese market
0 = Model year
0 = Assembly plant Maranello = 0
133583 = Chassis/serial number

5th digit is used for the airbags/seatbelts system:
R = Airbags, manual seat belts and force limiter
T = Airbags, manual seat belts with pretensioners
U = Airbags, manual seat belts with pretensioners plus UCRA*

*UCRA = Universal Child Restraint Anchorage system
8th digit is for the market the car was manufactured for:
A = LHD North America
B = LHD European
C = RHD UK
D = RHD Australia
J = LHD Japan

9th digit is used for the USA check digit:
0-9 or X = North America
0 = All other markets
The check digit provides a way to verify the validity of the digits
in position 1-8 and 10-17
10th digit designates the model year and is only used in certain markets:
4 = 2004 (North America spec)
0 = All other markets

11th digit designates the assembly plant which for Ferrari is always Maranello = 0


3. Assembly number and engine number
The assembly number plate is located in the engine bay. You can find the engine number on the first page of the "Owner's Warranty and Service Book" and ofcourse on the engine itself.

134361Assembly number
137857Engine number
139664Engine number


4. Challenge Stradale option list
You can find a 360 Challenge Stradale option list below, with prices in Euro (€), GBP (£) and USD ($). Including code names of the options in the Modis database.

Option list Challenge Stradale 2003-2004

4 point safety harnesses
Sliding lexan windows
Road legal aluminium rollbar
Out-of-range paint color
Paint color upon sample
Three colored racing stripe
Brake calipers in Rosso Corsa color
Brake calipers in Rosso Scuderia color
Brake calipers in yellow color
Brake calipers in aluminium grey color
Color upon request for upper dashboard
Color upon request for steering wheel
Leather upholstery for the headliner
Leather upholstery for rear bench wall & under door mouldings
Color upon request for standard stitching
Special stitching coloured upon request
Dedication plate in silver
Space saver wheel kit
Radio navigation system
CD radio with loudspeakers
Modena leather small suitcases set (2pz)
Interior leather small suitcases set (2pz)
Modena leather luggage set (3pz)
Interior leather luggage set (3pz)
Challenge luggage set (3pz)
Pre-wiring and kit for battery charging - EU
Pre-wiring and kit for battery charging - UK
Pre-wiring and kit for battery charging - US
6 CD changer
Handy fire extinguisher

Sport Seat Size - small/medium/large option
Europe

Free
Free
€2100
€2130
€4250
€4650
€600
€700
€700
€700
€505
€240
€280
€1425
€185
€260
€270
€1200
€1850
€1650
€1590
€1590
€2950
€2950
€2950
€700
-
-
€790
€420

-
UK

Free
Free
£1450
£1450
£2890
£3100
£440
£495
£495
£495
£350
£180
£200
£980
£130
£190
£180
£520
£1300
£1180
£1120
£1120
£2060
£2060
£2060
-
£430
-
£600
£290

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USA

N/A
N/A
N/A
$2579
$5479
$???
$785
$925
$892
$???
$666
$322
$377
$???
$258
$???
$301
$990
$???
$1934
$???
$???
$???
$???
$3674
-
-
$807
$1024
$506

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Code

4HAR
LEXA
ROL2
PNT0
PNT1
PNT3
CALR
CALS
CALY
CALA
DSH3
STW1
RUF1
SHF2
STC1
STC2
DEDI
WHE2
NAVI
SND2
BAG0
BAG1
LUG0
LUG1
LUG5
CHEU
CHUK
CHUS
CDCH
EXT1

RSCH

136371CALR
138435CALS
136348CALY
138914CALA
139046Luggage set
134971Luggage set
137975Luggage set

4 point safety harnesses - option price €FREE / £FREE / $NA
4-point racing harnesses instead of standard 3 point seatbelts.

ZFFDT57B000137883Black
ZFFDT57B000137564Blue
ZFFDT57B000137966Red

Sliding lexan windows - option price €FREE / £FREE / $NA
Lexan sliding windows instead of the standard electric windows, includes a new center console without the electric windows switches.

ZFFDT57C000136981Lexan windows
ZFFDT57B000139186Lexan windows
ZFFDT57B000135696Lexan windows

CD radio with loudspeakers - option price €1650 / £1180 / $1934
CD radio with loudspeakers behind seats.

ZFFDT57C000139430Beige leather
ZFFDU57A740139048Black alcantara
ZFFDU57A340137944Black leather
ZFFDU57AX40138914Grey alcantara
ZFFDU57A640136965Red alcantara
ZFFDU57A240138101Red leather
ZFFDU57A940138435Loudspeakers
ZFFDU57A640136965Loudspeakers

Road legal aluminium rollbar - option price €2100 / £1450 / $NA
Aluminium rollbar behind seats, covered in leather upholstery color upon request.

ZFFDT57J000138726Standard cloth
ZFFDT57B000137781Black leather v1
ZFFDT57B000133522Black leather v2
ZFFDT57B000135500Cuoio leather
ZFFDT57J000139899Red leather

Handy fire extinguisher - option price €420 / £290 / $506
Small fire extinguisher placed in front of passenger seat, cover in standard alcantara or leather upholstery.

ZFFDU57A640136965Black alcantara v1
ZFFDU57A140138655Black alcantara v2
ZFFDU57AX40138914Black alcantara v3
ZFFDU57A340137975Black leather

Dedication plate in silver - option price €270 / £180 / $301
The dedication plate is placed on the driver's side door on the carbon fiber panel.
All cars in the registry with photos of dedication plates are listed below, please contact me if you have a car with a dedication plate.

ZFFDT57B000132337
ZFFDT57C000134347
ZFFDT57B000135901
ZFFDT57B000136246
ZFFDT57B000136769
ZFFDU57A440138536
ZFFDT57C000139198
ZFFDT57B000139842

Space saver wheel kit - option price €1200 / £520 / $990
Spare wheel kit in front trunk, including jack and tire inflator set.

ZFFDU57A940138435Spare wheel kit
ZFFDU57A940138435Spare wheel kit
ZFFDU57A940138435Spare wheel kit
ZFFDU57A940138435Jack
ZFFDU57A940138435Tire inflator

Leather upholstery for the headliner - option price €280 / £200 / $377
Headliner in leather or alcantara material.

ZFFDU57A940138144Standard cloth
ZFFDU57A240136672Beige leather
ZFFDU57A840139026Black leather
ZFFDT57C000138329Crema leather
ZFFDT57J000138156Red alcantara
ZFFDU57A540139176Red leather

Color upon request for steering wheel - option price €240 / £180 / $322
Full or top-only custom color for leather steering wheel.

ZFFDU57A740139048Standard top red
ZFFDT57B000133142Beige leather
ZFFDT57J000135301Blue leather
ZFFDT57B000136767Blu Scuro leather
ZFFDT57B000133515Cuoio leather
ZFFDU57A140139417Red leather
ZFFDT57B000135696Red leather
ZFFDT57J000139034Tan leather
ZFFDU57A340137801Verde leather
ZFFDU57A440138536White leather
ZFFDT57B000135901Yellow leather

Leather upholstery for rear bench wall & under door mouldings - option price €1425 / £980 / $???
Under door mouldings covered in leather upholstery.

ZFFDU57A840139026Black leather
ZFFDU57A140135383Cuoio leather
ZFFDU57A740136103Red leather
ZFFDU57A340139032Tan leather

Leather upholstery for rear bench wall & under door mouldings - option price €1425 / £980 / $???
Rear bench wall covered in leather upholstery.

ZFFDU57A840139026Black leather
ZFFDU57A740136103Red leather

Color upon request for upper dashboard - option price €505 / £350 / $666
Custom color leather upholstery for upper dashboard.

ZFFDU57A940138144Black leather
ZFFDU57A840138748Red leather


5. Tricolore stripe
Ferrari offered the Tricolore stripe as an option for the Challenge Stradale. Back in 2003/2004, this was a $5479 / €4650 / £3100 option, and only 20%-25% of the cars were fitted with a factory Tricolore stripe. Many owners added a cheaper "sticker" stripe to their car after taking delivery.

The easiest way to spot a factory stripe, is to see if it's under the clear coat. A stripe installed by the factory should be placed under the clear coat and thus you cannot "feel" the stripe. An aftermarket stripe is a sticker on top of the paint. It's easy to apply/remove and shouldn't cost more than a few 100 dollars.

A few common mistakes with aftermarket stripes are listed below. For example, the stripe shouldn't run through the FERRARI logo on the rear decklid.

137883Stripe error #1
135215Stripe error #2
133517Rear stripe reversed
135078Rear stripe reversed


6. Pre-production Challenge Stradales
Ferrari built 2 pre-production cars for the Geneva Motorshow in March 2003. These cars have a few differences compared to the regular production models.

 Geneva Show 2003
131569Geneva Show 2003
131996Geneva Show 2003

Differences pre-production cars vs production cars
The Challenge Stradale plate on center console is located in a different place
The mirrors controls are located in a different position
Extra screw / nut in carbon fiber door panels
The red CS VIN 131996 has lexan side windows AND controls for electric windows
The lexan side windows of CS VIN 131996 are pre-production versions

Differences in pre-production model VIN
ZFFYR51B000131569
ZFFYR51B000131996
Airbags/seatbelts system digit in VIN is "R" instead of "U"or "T"
R = Airbags, manual seat belts and force limiter

Pre-production Challenge Stradale VIN ZFFYR51B000131569

131569Geneva Show 2003
131569Geneva Show 2003
131569Geneva Show 2003

Pre-production Challenge Stradale VIN ZFFYR51B000131996

131996Geneva Show 2003
131996Geneva Show 2003
131996Geneva Show 2003


7. Challenge Stradale Cornes Edition
Japanese Ferrari importer Cornes converted 25 Challenge Stradales in 2004 to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Details and changes:
All cars in Rosso Scuderia
All cars have red-black alcantara interior
All cars have factory stripes
All cars have gold calipers
Signed by Michael Schumacher on carbon fiber door panel
White rev counter dial
Special plate on car "25th 2004 Cornes"
Carbon fiber fuel door
White rear Challenge grille

138741White grille
138741Cornes plate
138733Carbon fuel door
138741Signed by M.S.
138733White dial
138745Gold calipers
138745Booklet

Challenge Stradale Cornes Edition in the registry

138721
138725
138726
138731
138733
138737
138741
138745
138757
138758


8. Livery number #61 - The Challenger - inspired by the Challenge Stradale
Taken from the Ferrari 70th Anniversary website:
"The 2003 Challenge Stradale was created to embody the pure spirit of competition. Derived from the 360 Modena, its form epitomised pure function, while its purpose was pure performance. In terms of looks, this model was unmistakably Ferrari: red with an Italian flag racing livery."

"As part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Prancing Horse, Ferrari Tailor Made, together with the designers of Centro Stile have put a modern twist on the stylistic features and elements that distinguished 70 of the most beautiful Ferraris in history and in so doing have created 70 unique design.
Seventy exclusive liveries, each created just the once for every car in the current range, blend the past with the future to create the icons of tomorrow."

So in theory, Ferrari has built only one 488 GTB, one 488 Spider, one California T, one F12 Berlinetta and one GTC4Lusso with the CS livery, 5 cars in total.

Read more about the 70 different liveries on the Ferrari.com website here.
or go directly to the 1997-2006 decade and scroll down to livery number #61 to see the Challenge Stradale livery here.

Livery number #61 - The Challenger features:
Exterior in Rosso Corsa, livery in Bianco Avus with the Tricolore in the middle, Scuderia Ferrari shields airbrushed on the fenders in a bigger size and rims painted in matte white.
Interior in black leather, mixed with red and black alcantara, carbon fiber trims and carpets in superfabric.

Livery number #61The Challenger
Challenge StradaleTricolore stripe
Ferrari 488 GTBLivery #61
Ferrari 488 SpiderLivery #61
Ferrari California TLivery #61
Ferrari F12 BerlinettaLivery #61
Ferrari GTC4LussoLivery #61
InteriorLivery #61


9. Challenge Stradales owned by famous people
The cars below were once owned by a celebrity or famous person. Click the chassis number for more information. Please contact me if you have a celebrity-owned CS and would like to add your car to this list.

132337Jean Todt
133309Adam Carolla
133619Norick Abe
135078Tony Kanaan
137944Axl Rose
139182Roger Rodas


10. Exterior colors
An overview of all available standard colors , out-of-range colors and paint color upon sample will be made later.

136784Argento Nürburgring
134393Azzurro California
136102Bianco Avus
139725Blu Bugatti
138536Blu Le Mans
139361Blu Mediterraneo
140149Blu Mirabeau
139024Blu NART
137978Blu Pozzi
135215Blu Tour de France
137802Canna di Fucile
138972Carbon Fiber
VIN unknownGiallo Ginevra
137893Giallo Modena
138911Grigio Alloy
139605Grigio Titanio
134741Nero
139267Nero Daytona
136116Rosso Barchetta
133983Rosso Corsa
138914Rosso Dino
134228Rosso Fiorano
136769Rosso Scuderia
137801Verde Pino


11. Paint code stickers
The paint code sticker of your Challenge Stradale can be found under the front bonnet. Ferrari paint by PPG Industries.

136784Argento Nürburgring
139355Argento Nürburgring
134394Bianco Avus
138536Blu Le Mans
140149Blu Mirabeau
139024Blu NART
137978Blu Pozzi
136767Blu Tour de France
137802Canna di Fucile
137893Giallo Modena
134812Grigio Titanio
138663Grigio Titanio v2
139046Nero
135696Nero Daytona
135299Rosso Corsa v1
137975Rosso Corsa v2
134228Rosso Fiorano
134609Rosso Scuderia v1
137670Rosso Scuderia v2
137801Verde Pino


12. Interior colors
You can see various interior colors and combinations below.

135299Beige leather
138432Black alcantara
137181Black alca/leather
139651Black leather
137984Black-red alcantara
136102Black-red leather v1
139854Black-red leather v2
135711Black-yellow alca
136767Blu Scuro leather
135215Blue-black alcantara
135215Blue-black alcantara
134545Bordeaux leather
139726Brown leather
132666Charcoal leather
138329Crema leather
140149Crema-blue leather
135383Cuoio leather
137801Green leather
138914Grey-black alcantara
138536Grey-navy alcantara
137802Red leather
134226Red-black alcantara
140410Red-black-yellow
133305Tan leather
139341Yellow-black alca





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