2021 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO
|Exterior Color||Rosso Corsa|
DescriptionCauley Ferrari of Detroit is very excited to offer you this 2021 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO. This race car is brand new and never raced. The only track it has seen is its initial shake down at the famous Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy outside the factory gates. It was ordered in the Classic Rosso Corsa with a Nero interior with a large driver's seat and a extra large passenger seat. Exterior color and seat sizes are the only options available when ordering. This is not a road legal car but in fact a true dedicated race car. Prospective owners have the option to not only purchase the car but the ability to race it in a one-make series throughout North America, titled the Ferrari Challenge. Give us a call at 248-538-9600 or email at email@example.com to set up a private viewing of this car or stop by our showroom in West Bloomfield, MI to see it up close.
In 1993, Ferrari first introduced the Ferrari Challenge race series which is a Ferrari only championship which gives its clients the ability to purchase a turnkey Ferrari race car from the factory. Owners are then given the opportunity to race their Challenge car in a Ferrari sanctioned race series where full support will be offered from crews, fuel, tires, parts, etc. You just show up and drive! The first Ferrari model offered in the Challenge series was the 348 Berlinetta and a race variant has been offered for all subsequent models - the F355, 360,F430, 458, and lastly the 488. The Ferrari challenge now encompasses three official championships around the world, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Competitors from each series are brought together at the Annual World Finals called the Finali Mondiali which changes location every year.
Headlining the changes between the previous 488 Challenge and the new EVO package are upgraded aerodynamics producing a significant increase in downforce, improved tires from Pirelli that will enable the drivers to push harder over the full race distance plus the upgraded electronics and driver interface to support all of these enhancements. Visually, the new 488 Challenge EVO is most strikingly marked by a completely revised front end, which is home to the most significant aerodynamic changes to the car. While the new nose is certainly a significant aesthetic improvement, its the space underneath the new nose that has the most important aerodynamic updates with a new floor and adjustable flaps incorporated. The flaps offer an important tuning opportunity, allowing the driver to select between high and low downforce configurations. Passing down the side of the car, the 488 Challenge EVO is also marked by a small winglet underneath the wing mirrors. This winglet seems to be pointed in such a way as to generate lift, but in fact it is there to re-direct hot air from the radiators and ensure it does not enter the intercooler intakes further along the flank of the car. So, while a nominal amount of lift is generated, it is more than counter-balanced by the increase in power that comes from the improved efficiency of the intercoolers.
At the rear of the 488 Challenge is a revised rear bumper, which features three critical enhancements. The first is the revised rear-wing endplates, which on the EVO are bowed in slightly at the bottom. These endplates interact with the second enhancement, the holes cut in the bumper behind each rear wheel. These holes exhaust air from the wheel well and reduce the aerodynamic drag on the car. The rear-wing endplates interact with this airflow and help to pull the air out from this space and bring it into contact with the air already being worked by the rear wing. The last, but perhaps most critical enhancement, however, is the revised rear-facing camera. The 488 Challenge car as well as the EVO does not have a rear-view mirror, so drivers rely on this camera to see those behind.
The Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO also makes use of a new and improved tire, provided by Pirelli. After receiving feedback from the drivers, Pirelli were able to design a tire with a higher performance ceiling and a more consistent performance through the race, allowing drivers to push harder and for longer than previously.
Challenge drivers have three Manettino settings to adjust during the heat of competition; one controls braking, while the other two separately adjust the traction control and electronic differential. In essence, they give the driver independent control on when and how intensely the system intervenes. It will take time for any driver to master all the permutations of torque and traction, but this is a car that rewards skill and commitment. If you are not already an experienced race car driver, do not worry. Ferrari offers various driver training programs through its Corso Pilota program at a few different locations in North America. The programs are designed to train everyone from novices to those with real racing experience under their belt.