The Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo Debuts


2020 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo

A New Challenge Is Something Special

We covered the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo not long ago, but now we want to introduce the 488 Challenge Evo. The company has a new version of the car. The original 488 Challenge came out in 2017. Now Ferrari has a new Prancing Horse model that is an improvement on the older race-ready machine. 

The 488 Challenger features a redesigned front fascia. This increases aerodynamic efficiency by 30 percent. The design team extended the front overhand, and according to Motor Authority, this boosted downforce. The large rear wing at the rear of the car offers even more aerodynamic improvements. The wing features turning vanes that help control the direction of air. All told, this results in about 50 percent more downforce than the old car. 

Pirelli worked with Ferrari to develop new tires for the Challenge Evo, too. The new compound offers better performance and consistency from one lap to the next. Ferrari also worked on the electronic chassis system to improve cornering and traction overall. The team also made efforts to reduce brake wear through the introduction of a new brake rotor design. 

The engine in the car remains the same as the previous model. It’s a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8. This is essentially the same engine as is in the road car. It’s ready to race, though.