The precursor to the current Ferrari F430, the Ferrari 360 Modena housed an Italian-tuned V8 good for 400 bhp @ 8500 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque @ 4750 rpm. The F131 90° V8 had a bore and stroke of 85mm by 79mm with a total displacement of 3.6 liters singing one hell of a sweet song. The Challenge Stradale models carried the same engine but it was blessed with 25 more of those thoroughbred Italian horses for a total tally of 425 bhp @ 8500 and the same 275 lb-ft of torque as the standard 360 models.
The Sound Of Angels Singing:
It was a sweet motor indeed, but like most of the Italian breed this particular one needed a little maintenance done. Thankfully, master craftsman Luigi at Universal Autosports decided to snap some pics before he put the whole assembly back together and, as you can see above, it's a beautiful piece of work.
[via youtube, teamspeed]