Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione In Development
Ferrari makes road cars, it makes racecars, and it makes road cars into racecars. The Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione falls into the latter category, transforming the 458 Italia into the basis for Maranello’s one-make spec racing series. It replaced the F430 Challenge in 2011, which in turn followed the 360 Challenge, F355 Challenge and 348 Challenge that started it all in the mid-90s.
Now the Prancing Horse marque is set to move the game forward again with the revised Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione. Seen here undergoing testing at what could be any tree-lined circuit but is likely Mugello (which Ferrari just happens to own in addition to the Fiorano test track at the factory), the 458 Challenge Evoluzione takes a step further with a new aerodynamics package.
Other changes will likely be nominal, and Ferrari will probably offer existing customer racers the option of upgrading to stay at the front of the pack instead of replacing their $300k racers entirely. One way or another, Ferrari is set to unveil the Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione, also at Mugello, after the conclusion this year’s Finali Mondiali, the event that ties up the end of Ferrari Challenge series from around the world next week.