This year two cars will be taking part in the three championships: the Ferrari 488 Challenge, the first turbo car created for the one-make series, and the glorious 458 Challenge EVO, a car that made its debut in the 2011 season and that since 2014 has been equipped with an aerodynamic kit for even better performance.
There are three series: Europe, which is the oldest, North America and Asia-Pacific. There are also three categories for each race: Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am and Coppa Shell, which includes further classes like the Gentlemen Cup, for drivers over 55, and the Ladies Cup for women (available in Europe and Asia).
A record number of horsepower displayed on track
The indissoluble link between Ferrari and its customers gave birth to the exclusive XX Programme, another standout feature of the Finali Mondiali. This project allows owners of these true technological laboratories to actively contribute to the development of the car and to test some of the solutions that we will see in the cars of tomorrow.
At Mugello we can admire over 40 specimens from the XX Programme, with the FXX K in the starring role. This car, the most powerful Ferrari ever built thanks to a total of 1050 hp generated by the heat engine and electric motor, will also be accompanied on track by the 599 XX and 599 XX Evo, the second XX Programmes car which was launched in 2009. It is a front engine vehicle equipped with highly sophisticated technologies, especially as regards the aerodynamics of the underbody. Then finally there will also be the original car in the series, the FXX, launched in 2006 and equipped with a 12-cylinder 6.3-litre engine that makes it capable of electrifying performance.
The thrill of speed on the Mugello hills
Long used as a circuit for the development of Formula 1 single-seaters, Mugello is again host to some of the most beautiful and significant Prancing Horse cars already racing on tracks around the world. This Tuscan track is a demanding testing ground not only for Formula 1 cars, but also for the drivers. During the Finali Mondiali fans will have a chance to admire about 20 of the most important Ferraris of the three decades from 1990 to 2010.
The cars will include the 412 T2 of 1995, the last 12-cylinder produced by Gestione Sportiva Ferrari before the new regulations made 10 cylinders compulsory. The unmistakable roar of this engine will find a natural sounding board in the hills surrounding the Tuscan circuit and will be accompanied by that of other famous engines. The F399 stands out among the 10-cylinder cars present. It was with this car that Ferrari reclaimed the constructors’ championship. Then there are the F2001, the heir of the car that brought the F1 world title back to Maranello after a 21-year break, the F2002 with which Schumacher secured the Scuderia’s 150th victory in Formula 1, and the F2004, the most successful car in the company’s history. The 8-cylinder engines racing at Mugello include the F2008 with the specimens that belonged to Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, the F150° Italia raced by Fernando Alonso and an F138 also driven by the Spaniard.
The GTE and GT3 versions of the 488 made their debut in 2016. These cars are built exclusively for competitions. They are fitted with a powerful and reliable turbo engine, the latest generation technology and innovations to provide unequalled levels of drivability. The GTE took the world Manufacturers’ title in the World Endurance Championship and so far has won 12 races while the 488 GT3 won several titles and more than 80 races in the first two years of competition.Find out more
The cars of the Ferrari range currently in production represent the best combination of technology, performance, style and driving pleasure. Technical solutions, often directly derived from the competitive racing we see at the Finali Mondiali, make Maranello’s models a benchmark for the car industry. Ferrari customers and fans will have a close-up view of the Prancing Horse’s 8 and 12 cylinder cars, from the iconic LaFerrari Aperta to the newly minted Portofino.
12 cylinders. Enzo Ferrari was more closely associated with the 12-cylinder engine than any other type. A 12-cylinder engine powered the 125 S, the car with which the company began its history 70 years ago. Today, the baton has been passed to two incredible models: the 812 Superfast, which is Ferrari’s most powerful and high-performance road car of all time thanks to its 800 hp, and the GTC4Lusso, the new definition of elegant luxury and sportiness with its four comfortable seats and four-wheel drive.
8 cylinders. The Portofino, the latest addition to the Ferrari range, will undoubtedly be one of the attractions of the Tuscan weekend. The new V8 Gran Turismo from the Prancing Horse is the most powerful convertible on the market, combining pure performance with versatility, and driving enjoyment with comfort. Alongside it, the GTC4Lusso T is a new concept of Ferrari GT where a sporting nature is combined with frequent use thanks in part to the qualities of the latest evolution in the family of V8 turbo engines, winner of the “International Engine of the Year 2016” as the overall best engine.
The 488 will also be displayed in its GTB Spider versions. The 488 GTB, the model from which the Challenge car derives, combines outstanding performance with straightforward control even for inexperienced drivers. The 488 Spider, on the other hand, allows us to make the most of the “en plein air” performance and to enjoy the exciting and unique sound of this engine.
Special Series. The LaFerrari Aperta, the car that more than any other represents the highest technological level achieved by Ferrari in its 70-year history, will also be present. This extraordinary interpretation of an open-top hybrid supersport uses the most powerful aspirated heat engine ever mounted on a Ferrari road car. The V12 measuring 6262 cm3 has an output of 800 hp at 9250 revs per minute. A 120 kW electric motor is coupled to this to provide a total of 963 hp, the same performance as LaFerrari. : a top speed of over 350 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h in less than 7 seconds.