- Model360 Challenge N-GT
- Serial #119339
- Number Built4
- Body TypeBerlinetta
- First OwnerErich Prinoth And The Scapani Race Team, Italy.
- Current LocationFerraris Online
We are pleased to offer 2000 Ferrari 360 N-GT s/n 119339, a Euro model 360 Challenge cars lightly prepared in early 2000 to campaign in the European FIA GTR championship race series. One of two 360s (s/n 115462 and s/n 119339) new to Erich Prinoth and the Scapani and Ineco Race Teams. First raced on 16th April, 2000 at the FIA GT Championship, round # 3 at Monza, for 500 kms, with race # 61, and driven by ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli and Erich Prinroth, finishing 10th in class. Then raced in the Italian Ferrari Challenge Series, driven by Erich Prinoth and supported by Ineco. When introduced in 2000 the 360 Challenge was a full, factory-built race car, unlike the earlier 348 and 355 Challenge cars, which used a dealer-installed ‘challenge upgrade’ kit. Thanks to an all-new lightweight aluminum space-frame and an all-new alloy Pininfarina body, the 360 was 130 lbs lighter than the earlier 355 Challenge cars. Power came from the then-new 3.6 litre V8, with a flat plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, putting out 410 hp at 8,500 rpm. The 360 Challenge cars featured a stripped-down, race-oriented interior with a single carbon fiber racing seat and FIA approved five-point seat belts, a full roll cage and a fire suppression system. The street cars adaptive suspension was replaced by adjustable racing dampers, while Brembo calipers, floating 2-piece discs with cooling ducts, adjustable racing shocks, Bosch ABS software and a much lighter exhaust system made for a seriously fast race car. The instrument cluster was reworked with an easier-to-read monochrome LCD to display vital engine data. All 360 Challenge cars were fitted with the paddle shifter gearbox.
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.
Thanks to its wrapped finish in light blue with an orange stripe Gulf colors, the overall finish is quite nice and the front bumper-spoiler has just had a new wrap. The windshield is relatively chip free and the dramatic sloping Lexan rear window shows hazing in a few areas. The lights and lenses are in good condition with no notable chips, but with some minor marks on the headlight covers. All body panels display generally good fit throughout with very good hood, door and engine lid fit. The interior of the car is user-friendly with a pair of ORECA carbon-fiber seats and five-point Schroth seat belts, giving the new owner a chance to truly terrify his passenger at track day 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 significant 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. The underside of the car shows signs of track use with the expected surface scratches to the aerodynamically trimmed pans and wear marks in the jacking recesses, but no visual evidence of structural compromise.
360 Challenge s/n 119339 was sold to the current owner in March of last year and was then inspected and serviced by Norwood Auto Italia and given a compression and leakdown test, with excellent results, copies on file. Only last month 360 Challenge s/n 119339 was serviced by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA with a safety inspection, a check of the electronics and power steering fluid, four customer supplied shock absorbers were installed, the fuel pump was repaired and the front bumper was re-wrapped. The engine bay was detailed and more, the total invoice was $6,728.12.
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.
Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGZFSIbWfiM for a YouTube video of the FIA GT 2000 race at Monza with an in-car of this car, s/n 119339 starting at 3:12, driven by Ivan Cappelli, a Ferrari F1 driver in 1992, with the car shown at 5:56 and a short interview with Ivan Cappelli at 6:12.
We are pleased to offer 2000 Ferrari 360 N-GT s/n 119339, a Euro model 360 Challenge cars lightly prepared in early 2000 to campaign in the European FIA GTR championship race series. One of two 360s (s/n 115462 and s/n 119339) new to Erich Prinoth and the Scapani and Ineco Race Teams. First raced on 16th April, 2000 at the FIA GT Championship, round # 3 at Monza, for 500 kms, with race # 61, and driven by ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli and Erich Prinroth, finishing 10th in class. Then raced in the Italian Ferrari Challenge Series, driven by Erich Prinoth and supported by Ineco.
S/n 119339. 360 N-GT, a Euro model 360 Challenge cars lightly prepared in early 2000 to campaign in the European FIA GTR championship race series. One of two 360s (s/n 115462 and s/n 119339) new to Erich Prinoth and the Scapani and Ineco Race Teams.
2000, new to Erich Prinoth Italy.
2000, 16 April, raced in the FIA GT Championship, round # 3 at Monza, 500 kms, race # 61, entered by the Scapani Team car. driven by ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli and Erich Prinroth. 10th.
2000, raced in the Italian Ferrari Challenge, driven by Erich Prinoth, supported by Ineco.
2000, October, at the Tutte le Ferrari al Mugello, driven by Eric Prinroth.
2010, purchased by Fast Toys Club for track days, maintained at Maeco Motorsports in Northridge CA.
2014, 01 Oct., serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, new rear brake pads, machine rotors, bleed brakes, add distilled water, total invoice, $701.17.
2014, 01 Nov., serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, change oil and both filters, 12 quarts of oil, 2-filters, clean transaxle filter screen, total invoice $569.82
2015, 02 Feb., serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, five new lug nuts, four new Toyo R888 tires, 235/40 18 front and 275/40 18 rear tires. Total invoice $1,817.23
2015, 24 June, serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, used rear sub-frame assembly, used rear bumper assembly, replace rear sub-frame repair rear under-tray, paint labor, total invoice $18,307.05
2015, Sept., offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issues # 4019 and 4101 by Ferrari Los Angeles, Van Nuys, CA. Rosso Corsa with black interior. This race car has been enjoyed over the years at the track and is not for use on public highways.
2015, 30 Oct., offered by Fast Toys Club, claimed to be the second owner of the car. Car ran the Ferrari Challenge Series probably in 2000/2001. I bought the car in 2010 for track days only, did around 3 track days per year with this car until today. Car runs great, was professionally maintained by Maeco Motorsport in Northridge California.
2016, 25 March, serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, change engine oil, race prep, change transaxle filter, replace both driver’s and passenger’s seat belts, total invoice $2,140.16
2016, 18 May, serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, install seat belt brackets, pickup and trucking, total invoice $867.65
2016, 01 Aug., serviced by Maeco Motorsports for Fast Toys Inc., 2330 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, used rear hub assembly, four new Toyo R888 tires, 235/40 18 front and 275/40 18 rear, 20 gallons of 100 Octane Sunoco Supersport race fuel, total invoice $2,583.85
2019, 27 March, sold to the current owner, Dallas, Texas, now with a blue wrap.
2019, 03 April, serviced by Norwood Auto Italia, new battery plus labor, total invoice $580.11
2019, 26 Aug., inspected by James Patterson of Norwood Auto Italia, Dallas, Texas, cam belts were replaced in 2017, excellent compression, the compression and leakdown test were as follows:
1) 210/12 5%
2) 210/12 8%
3) 215/12 6%
4) 220/13 3%
5) 200/12 4%
6) 200/12 6%
7) 200/12 6%
8) 200/12 4%
2020, April, serviced by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA. Safety inspection, check ECU dash warning light, reposition wiring harness to resolve, inspect and service power steering fluid, install four customer supplied shock absorbers, repair fuel pumps, repair and re-wrap front bumper, detail engine bay, nut-and-bolt suspension and brake ducts, new engine prop bracket, check all lights, tire pressures, repair third brake light, total invoice $6,728.12.