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It was in 1993 that Ferrari began to operate the one-make car championship for gentlemen drivers by taking advantage of the popular lineup series of the V8 mid-ship, and it started with a commercial model based on the 348 series and with circuit equipment added. As the base model evolved to F355, 360 Modena, and F430, the challenge model developed into a full-fledged racing car.
In particular, the challenge model, which was created based on the "458 Italy" that debuted in 2011, has gone beyond the realm of road cars and evolved into a race car. It's also a step up from the previous F 430 Challenge, and has a 2 second faster lap time on Ferrari's Holy Land Fiorano Test Track.
The vehicle is equipped with a 4.5 liter natural intake V8 engine that delivers the same 570 PS output as the normal model, but with a lighter body and a specialized suspension system, it offers unparalleled circuit performance. In addition, the EVO, which was set up in 2014 and later, is equipped with a rear wing like a GT car, incorporating genuine racing dynamics. The traction control system "F1 Track" is also used in race cars for the first time. Of course, the inside of the car is a full racing cockpit with roll gauges. The windows are also made of light plexiglass.
After the 458 Challenge debuted, the "Ferrari Challenge" sponsored by Ferrari headquarters opened the third "Asia Pacific Championship" after Europe and North America, solidifying the company's position as one of the world's premier one-make car racing series.
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It was maintained at Kessel Racing in Switzerland. It is a historic car that won the Series Champion at the Ferrari Challenge EU Coppa Shell in 2015. Incidentally, Kessel Racing is a well-known European factory that offers the same level of maintainability as Ferrari's Corse Clienti (racing division).
At present, it is made into a martini color according to the owner's preference, and has a history of participating in hill climes. Because it is a racing car used in a real race, it is not suitable for those who care about small scratches at all. On the other hand, if you want to try out a Ferrari race car, especially a race car with a natural intake engine, I think it's a perfect car.
In order to enjoy high-performance cars to the fullest, we will have to go to limited closed areas such as circuits. Once you start enjoying the circuit with a supercar, you will inevitably end up with a semi-professional racing model like a challenge machine. If you run the circuit with a racing car even once, you may not be able to go back to the road car.
2014 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Coppa Shell
TANBUL PARK Race1 3rd place
TANBUL PARK Race2 1st place
SILVER STONE Race1 2nd place
SILVER STONE Race2 3rd place
PORTIMAO Race 1 3rd place
BRNO CIRCUIT Race1 2nd place
MONZA Race1 3rd place
2015 Ferrari Challenge EU Coppa Shell NA
VALENCIA Race1 1st place
VALENCIA Race2 1st place
IMOLA Race1 3rd place
PAUL RICARD Race1 1st place
PAUL RICARD Race2 3rd place
HANGARORING Race1 1st place
MUGELLO Race1 1st place
MONZA Race1 1st place
＊2015 Ferrari Challenge EU Coppa Shell NA Series Champion
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Yoshitada Moro
Published on September 2018
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