Ferrari has revealed its 2017 488 Challenge at the Finali Mondiali event in Daytona, which has replaced the 458 machine, and going to be its first-ever turbocharged one-make racecar.
The 2017-spec 488 Challenge is the 6th model to take part in the Ferrari Challenge series which commemorates its 25th anniversary next year.
From the announcement of the racing series in 1992, there have have presently been more than 1000 races, with over 1000 motorists participating in as much as 3 series arranged on 3 continents.
Throughout the years, the Ferrari Challenge has shown to be a perfect platform for motorists planning to contend in global GT and model champions, and a remarkable number have gone on to win in Grand-Am, IMSA, the FIA World Endurance championship and the 24 Hr of Le Mans.
The 488 Challenge is controlled by the 670 cv 3.9-litre V8 stemmed from the series production engine that took the 2016 International Engine of the Year Award.
Following comprehensive advancement of the car’s engine, aerodynamics and chassis, the 488 Challenge reaches new levels of efficiency, slicing a 2nd off the Fiorano test track lap time of the preceding 458 Challenge EVO for a new record of 1m15.5 s.