The 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge Race Car: One More Reason to Play the Lottery

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Steven Cole Smith

Ferrari always debuts something interesting at the annual Finali Mondiali, the celebration of all things red. This year, the Finali Mondiali came to the U.S. for the first time, choosing Daytona International Speedway.

And what they unveiled is the new car for the Ferrari Challenge series, and it was yellow: It’s the 2017 488 Challenge car, replacing the 458.

The car has 25 on the side, as the Ferrari Challenge series celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.

The car will be powered by a 3.9-litre V-8 that is, for the first time in the series’ history, turbocharged.

Following extensive development of the car’s engine, aerodynamics and chassis, Ferrari says the 488 is a second faster on the Fiorano test track than the 458 Challenge EVO.