2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge for sale

On of the first 488 Challenge for sale

Details https://www.classicdriver.com/de/car/ferrari/488/2017/476985



2016 Ferrari 488 GTE at RM Sothebys Auction Maranello

Talk about the car here at the board

Direkt link to the RM auction http://www.rmsothebys.com/ff17/ferrari–leggenda-e-passione/lots/2016-ferrari-488-gte/1704994

  • Supplied new to IMSA and Le Mans Class-winning team Scuderia Corsa
  • Class winner in 2016 Sebring 12 Hours and Watkins Glen 6 Hours
  • Class winner in 2016 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship
  • Driven in one-off appearance by former Scuderia Ferrari driver Stefan Johansson
  • Fresh from a recent service after finishing the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

The latest in Ferrari’s illustrious line of rear-engine V-8 GT cars, the 488 GTE made its competition debut in the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours. With one car each from SMP Racing, Risi Competizione and Scuderia Corsa, it was the last named – with the sister car to that offered here – who defied expectations to take an excellent 10th place overall and 4th in class, behind established GT class grandees Corvette Racing and Porsche.

Scuderia Corsa purchased a second 488 – this car – for the Sebring 12 Hours in March, where it was driven by Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Segal and Christina Nielsen. Against strong class opposition from Aston Martin Racing and the Alex Job Racing Porsches, the car ran faultlessly to win the GT Daytona class and finish 22nd overall – ahead of some nine other GTE cars on the same lap.

In the IMSA Championship, 2nd and 3rd places at Laguna Seca and Detroit were followed by another class win at the prestigious Watkins Glen 6 Hours which, as at Sebring, equated to 22nd place overall. Thereafter, Nielsen and Balzan took 3rd in class at Elkhart Lake, Circuit of the Americas and in Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, culminating in a class victory in the end of season championship standings, which marked the first time a female driver won a major North American sports car championship for Christina Nielsen.

In the 2017 Daytona 24 Hours, Sam Bird and Matteo Cressoni joined Nielsen and Balzan, and although officially retired after 22 hours, the car was still classified a finisher in 38th place. Following a one-off appearance in the Pirelli World Challenge – where the car was driven by former Scuderia Ferrari driver Stefan Johansson – the car was entered at Le Mans in June, with Bret Curtis the third driver on this occasion. After a tumultuous race that involved a late-race collision and resulting in lengthy repairs, the car crossed the line in 44th place and 14th in the GTE-Am class, the class having been won by another 488 GTE.

With 5,000 km of driving time left on the engine and 6,000 km left on the gearbox, the 488 GTE is supplied with a 12-month powertrain warranty, should the purchaser wish Scuderia Corsa to continue to prepare the car on their behalf. Presented in its Le Mans livery, with impeccable history – and offered for sale direct from the original owner – 4208 is still eligible for numerous GT series worldwide.


Considerations on the (best) 348 Challenge Ferraris

Here you find the full and very interesting story about the best 3 Challenge Ferraris http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=833&p=4795#p4795
Mille Grazie to Luca

What do you think?

– 348 TB challenge ex Ferrari (never raced)
Car is at the RM Auction in September Maranello
Details: http://www.fchgt.com/cars-for-sale-3/

– 348 TS Challenge the first challenge ever -1992 in GT series
For sale, see Details http://www.fchgt.com/cars-for-sale-3/

– 348 TB challenge first winner 1993 first year -with R.Ragazzi
Not for sale, private owned


We love Challenge and GT Ferraris



Ferrari 360 GT LM


FCD Display – Ferrari 360 GT and 458 Challenge at the OGP Nürburgring

Thanks to Ben for the pic


Discription 1992 Ferrari 348 TB Challenge – RM Sothebys Auction Maranello

See more details and talk about the car here http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=830

– Previously owned by Ferrari SpA
– Retained by Ferrari for promotional use of the Challenge series

Rather than finding its way to the racetrack in the hands of a privateer within the Challenge series, chassis number 94984 was retained by Ferrari until 1997. It remained in their use as it functioned as essentially the press car for the Challenge series, used to help market the series (and the car itself) to members of the media and any interested clients that would drop by the factory. Interestingly enough, the car can still be seen today on Ferrari’s own website, under the page for the 348 Challenge, and the vehicle retains its original Modena registration plates.

The car’s history with Ferrari is confirmed by not only its accompanying Estratto Cronologico, but also the car’s warranty manual, where Ferrari SpA is clearly listed as the first owner. The 348 Challenge cars are perhaps the most interesting and significant model of the 348 family and represent an important piece of Ferrari history as the very first Challenge car and the first of a great line of Challenge series models. This example, currently with an owner in Monaco after having spent its whole life in Italy, has a particularly fascinating story.


Help needed – 355 Challenge literature

More details: http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=831&p=4789#p4789

This book was listed on ebay not to long ago. It was 80 Pages with pictures from the 1996 season I guess…imagine all the great periodic photos.

Was it any of you guys that won the auction? If so please please post some pictures.



Year 2000 JMB-Racing and Michelotto attack many years of Porsche’s domination

What a great story from the beginning of Ferrari GT racing in the early 2000s, see more: http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=807

A big “thank you” to Andi for the pictures and the story


1996 FERRARI 355 GTB Challenge Right Hand Drive Project Race Car NO RESERVE

This 355 Challenge Need some love and a new owner…

Talk about the car HERE http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=829

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