To participate in the Ferrari Challenge event in the 2017 season, Ferrari launched the sixth model of Ferrari 488 Challenge. Ferrari Challenge is a single-marque motorsport championship created for amateur drivers who wanted to Become involved in racing.
Ferrari 488 Challenge is the first ever turbo-charged model to race and the most powerful Challenge car ever. This car powered by the 670 CV 3.9-litre V8 and equipped with the F1 DCT transmission that combines with a new racing shift strategy that allows 488 Challenge to accelerate in just six seconds from a standstill to maximum.
Ferrari also patented Slip Angle Control software for 488 Challenge which serves to increase the curve longitudinal acceleration. Ferrari 488 Challenge also got rid of passenger seat and the driver’s seat and replaced by a race-spec unit with Alcantara upholstery.
Ferrari 488 Challenge will make its debut at the Daytona International Speedway in January 2017. In addition to competing in the Daytona International Speedway, Ferrari 488 Challenge also will follow the races at other North American tracks such as at Circuit of the Americas, Sonoma Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Lime Rock Park, and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.