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F430 Challenge Cage

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by AtomReel, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. AtomReel

    AtomReel Rookie

    Sep 14, 2019
    6
    Carthage Missouri
    Full Name:
    Adam Lee Helton
    A question for any structural specialists. Are the F430 Challenge cars structurally different from the street model? What I mean specifically is are the body panels thinner? Do the Roof, A and B pillars torsional lean on the roll cage? Would removing the forward sections of the roll cage compromise the body of the car beyond that of a standard F430? In short, if you removed the cage from an F430 Challenge would it be any less capable than the street car, with all else being equal?
     
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  3. Ferrari Tech

    Ferrari Tech Formula Junior

    Mar 5, 2010
    639
    Georgia
    Full Name:
    Wade Williams
    Having been in the Challenge series for some time, I am not aware of any structural differences between street and race cars. When looking up structural parts, the numbers are the same for street or Challenge.
     

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