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The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power, with the new 4.0 litre version of the Tadek Marek 6 cyl engine developing 280 bhp.
A new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements made this a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963, only 898 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. The DB5 remains one of the most Iconic sports cars of all time!
First introduced at the 2003 Geneva International Motor Show, the Challenge Stradale was a limited production, high performance, road-legal version of the 360, where the design objective was 20% track day use and 80% road use. In total only 1,288 Challenge Stradale’s were made world wide, making it rarer than a Ferrari F40. The Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale featured the following upgrades.
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
• 2.5 seconds quicker around the Ferrari test track.
• 110kg lighter than the standard road car
• Brembo Carbon ceramic brakes
• The Ferrari 360 challenge Stradale was based on the 360 challenge built as an out and out racer.