The Ferrari Challenge is one of those racing series that’s a sort of a way for the Italian automaker to give back to its clients who want to drive a Ferrari as fast as possible without getting in trouble with the law. It’s also a series that sees drivers compete on an even playing field because all the cars are the same and the lap times and wins come down to driver skill. As you’d expect, the cars used in the race series need updates too, and they do happen just not as often as with the roadgoing models. It’s clearly a great initiative, the start of which dates back to the early 90s and to make sure there was access to more millionaires it was cleverly divided into two continental series covering Europe and North America. In 2019 the series was extended to include the UK, and in 2023 a Japanese series was fired up. Each series is divided into four main categories; Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am, Coppa Shell and Coppa Shell Am, and these are set up based on the level of skill and competitiveness of the gentleman drivers. This means each race will have four winners. The privateers and corporate race teams that campaign cars in these different series get serious mileage for their efforts as the race series is broadcast in over 90 countries worldwide and can be seen live on YouTube. From 2017 to now, the available Challenge car was based on the 488, but there’s a new Ferrari kid on the block.
Take a look at the YouTube video from Akhyar Studio that takes us on a slower look at all these new images of the new Ferrari 296 Challenge, an evolution of the Italian automaker's factory-built racecars. THis one follows on the 296 GT3 that was built for, well, GT3-class racing. This one is a little more understated, but we reckon it looks better: Unveiling The 2024 Ferrari 296 Challenge: Redefining Ferrari's Racing Legacy | Akhyar Studio
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