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488 Challenge to be unveiled at Daytona

Written by: Neil

Ferrari is one of the best-loved sportscar manufacturers of all time, and now this iconic Italian marque has gone and done it again, with the launch of the new 488 Challenge that is sure to be popular with all lovers of the Prancing Horse.

Set to help celebrate 25 years of the marque's international Challenge racing series in January, everyone here in the Petrol News office is thrilled at the news of the model's new release.

It will be taking part in the Ferrari World Finals event in Daytona and brings a wealth of automotive grunt that lovers of all things Ferrari have come to expect.

Powered by an impressive 3.9-litre V8 engine, the new 488 Challenge was able to far exceed the performance of its predecessor (the 458 Challenge EVO) in setting a blistering 75.5 seconds lap time of the Fiorano Ferrari testing circuit – it was a full second faster than the 458.

It means the racing is sure to be fierce when Daytona rolls round in the new year and we all can't want to see this marvel of engineering excellence in action.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, adds: "The 488 Challenge is truly a car for lovers of automotive design and to have the chance to see one in action is not something that happens every day. Bring on Daytona, I say!"

 

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