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The Ferrari 488 Challenge is latest model to join the ranks of Ferrari's prestigious Challenge racing series for Ferrari clients is the first ever turbo-charged model to race. Giving the most passionate Ferrari owners an exclusive opportunity to compete on racing circuits around North America and the world, the Ferrari Challenge Series celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017.

To learn more about the Ferrari 488 Challenge, please contact Ferrari Silicon Valley at (888) 378-7586 or sales@ferrarisiliconvalley.com

The new Ferrari 488 Challenge is the first ever turbo-charged model to race and is the most powerful Challenge car ever, powered by the 670 cv 3.9-litre V8 derived from the series production engine that took the overall 2016 International Engine of the Year Award.

Thanks to extensive development of the car's engine, aerodynamics and chassis, the 488 Challenge reaches new levels of performance, chopping a second off the Fiorano lap time of the preceding 458 Challenge EVO for a new record of 1'15.5".

The most noticeable changes to the 488 Challenge are its aerodynamics. To achieve the technical objective of increasing the car's aero efficiency while respecting the design, Ferrari engineers worked closely with the Ferrari Styling Centre making changes to improve the air flow over the radiators in racing conditions, at the same time, reducing drag.

The front bumper has been redesigned with a more pronounced splitter and flicks to increase downforce and balance the rear load, for a 7% improvement in efficiency.

New powertrain features include specific engine mapping, optimized for racing performance, and shorter gear ratios providing up to an 11.6% increase in acceleration out of turns.

The F1 DCT transmission has a new racing shift strategy which enables the car to accelerate from a standstill to maximum revs in 4th gear in just six seconds.

Ferrari's patented Slip Slip Angle Control software makes its first ever appearance on a Challenge car, improving the longitudinal acceleration through bends by 4.2%.

To increase stability at high speeds, the 488 Challenge features a bigger rear wing, with an air foil similar to that used on the 2016 Championship-winning Ferrari 488 GTE, which alone increases efficiency by 9%.

Ferrari 488 Challenge
Engine:Turbo V8 3.9l
Max Power
670 hp
Max Torque
760 Nm
Power/Weight Ratio
2.00 kg/hp
Fiorano Lap