The Ferrari 488 Challenge is one of the most vicious, fast and aggressive cars ever produced in the history of the automobile. And yet its face looks like a nappy fish or cat or something.
Sure, we’ve had our fair share of chuckles at the expense of Ferrari Challenge, as there can be a huge disparity between the fast front of the field and those with more cash than talent. The series’ car has always been incredible, though, and luckily, the new one follows the theme of being jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
The first-ever standalone Ferrari Challenge race at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas wasn’t just a race. It was a celebration of speed, and owners brought out the good stuff for this party.
If you like fast cars and Formula One circuits, our own Stef Schrader is at Circuit of the Americas right now hanging out with a Ferrari Challenge race team. The team offered a garage tour, and we’re hear to take you guys along with us with Jalopnik Live! on Facebook.
It’s Ferrari Challenge weekend over at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and our own Stef Schrader is out there hanging out with Ferraris new and old—the 488 GTB, F40, FXX, Dino and the only F12tdf on display in the United States so far. If you can’t be there, join us live for some fun.
We’ve got two-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner Didier Theys in a shiny new Ferrari 488 GTB, and we’re on Austin’s Formula One track. What better way is there to spend a Saturday afternoon? Join us live as we see what Ferrari’s latest, greatest sports car can really do.
Racing takes years to master. Only the best and most skilled drivers can advance to the highest levels of motorsport. The track isn’t a place for fools. Unless of course we’re talking about the gentleman racer series known as the Ferrari Challenge, where any monied jackass can buy their way in and then crash into…
This weekend is the legen— wait for it—dary Rolex 24 at Daytona, and I'll be there covering it for Jalopnik. Fifty-three entries will be battling for wins in four classes, with 196 drivers from 27 different countries—and that's just in the feature United SportsCar race.
Everyone always credits the driver with a great race, but racing is far more of a team sport than most people think. Races wouldn't happen without the support crews standing by to prepare the cars and quickly solve any problems that arise.
The Ferrari Challenge is what's known as a "gentlemen’s racing series," meaning it's not for pros but for any amateur with the cash to buy in. However, as we've seen many times over with Ferraris on the road, a big wallet doesn't automatically equal a ton of driving skill.