The 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge officially released at the Ferrari World Finals event in Daytona, Florida, United States. Mentioned, Ferrari 488 Challenge is a model that will participate in the sixth one-make race series international scale.
Ferrari 488 Challenge relies turbo V8 engine 670 CV, with a capacity of 3.9 liters. It is said, this new model has the speed of a second faster than its predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO. While devouring Fiorano circuit, the car is capable of a new record that is 1’15.5 “.
Compared to the V8 engine which is owned by the Ferrari 488 GTB, the 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge Powertrain equipped with a specific engine mapping, optimized for the performance of the race, as well as the lower gear ratios. In terms of vehicle dynamics, Slip Slip Control software (SSC), which has been patented by Ferrari for the first time applied to the Ferrari 488 Challenge.
SSC is integrated with the electronic dynamics control of the car and has been calibrated, along with traction control and E-Diffs, to improve the ability of turning, cornering and acceleration out of the corners, and to ensure maximum traction occurs thoroughly.
In terms of design, the most noticeable change on the 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge when compared with the model mass is in terms of aerodynamics. The front bumper completely redesigned to improve the downforce and balance the load of the stern. The advantage, increased efficiency by 7 percent compared with the Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO.
The front hood is also completely new with three copies and cover vents are integrated to direct the flow of hot air from the rear radiator. To increase stability at high speed, the 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge equipped with larger rear wing, with the similar airfoil profile to Ferrari 488 GTE which won the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.