Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli

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Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
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Ferrari Challenge box art
Developer(s) Eutechnyx
Firebrand Games (Nintendo DS)
Publisher(s) System 3
Designer(s) Mark Cale, Dave Thompson, Gareth Wright
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) PS3
  • JP April 20, 2009
  • NA January 26, 2008
  • EU January 28, 2008
  • AUS February 4, 2008
  • JP April 20, 2009
  • NA February 22, 2008
  • EU March 3, 2008
  • AUS March 12, 2008
  • JP April 20, 2009
  • NA May 2, 2008
  • EU May 3, 2008
  • AUS May 5, 2008
  • JP April 20, 2009
  • NA August 19, 2008
  • EU October 21, 2008
  • AUS December 23, 2008
Genre(s) Sim racing

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is a racing game developed by Eutechnyx and published by System 3, based on the Ferrari Challenge, a single-marque motorsport championship. The Nintendo DS version features wireless multiplayer and the Wii version will use the motion sensing functionality for steering. The Nintendo DS, Wii, PS2 and PS3 (only in Europe and the United States) versions are available. The game includes 14 race-able tracks and Ferraris' own Fiorano test track (for training using a solitary F430 Challenge), a vinyl editor and online play.

The game primarily features the driving and racing of the Ferrari F430 Challenge, along with a series of Ferrari road and racing cars that can be unlocked.[1]


Driving is less arcade style and more of a simulation. It has a driving experience (consultant: Bruno Senna[2]) that is somewhere between Gran Turismo and the Need For Speed games or Race Driver: Grid.[3]

The driving tutorial helps the player to get used to the driving experience. The player drives two laps around the Fiorano Circuit (Ferrari's real test track) with the Ferrari F430 Challenge Car with professional race driver Tiff Needell talking and walking through the steps of how to get the most speed out of the F430.

There are four main areas the tutorial focuses on: throttle control, use of brakes, apex accuracy, and race line accuracy.

It also has a card-game for distraction between races.


The cars in the game range from road cars to GT production vehicles. The main car of the game is the F430 Challenge, which does not have to be unlocked and appears at the beginning. The other cars are unlocked by winning trophies with different cars or progressing through the Challenge mode of the game. Despite System 3's claims of over 50 Ferraris on disc, no one has ever found more than 22. The in-game tips actually mention the presence of only 22 cars. There are more included in the DLCs, but the idea of 50 cars is supported by the ability to have up to 64 cars in the Showroom feature of the game.

List of cars[edit]

Car To unlock:
Ferrari 250 GTO Win Zaffire Trophy
Ferrari 250 LM Win Platino Trophy
Ferrari 250 Testarosso Win Rubino Trophy
Ferrari 348 Challenge Win Monza Race (Italian Challenge)
Ferrari 348 TB Finish in at least 3rd place at Misano (Italian Challenge)
Ferrari 360 GT Win Topaz Trophy
Ferrari 360 Modena Win Perla Trophy
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Win Obsidian Trophy
Ferrari 512 M Arcade mode on Medium Difficulty
Ferrari 512 S Win Opale Trophy
Ferrari 550 Maranello Win Tourmaline Trophy
Ferrari 575 GTC Arcade mode on Easy Difficulty
Ferrari 575 M Maranello Win Malachite Trophy
Ferrari F333 SP Win Argonto Trophy
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta Win Perla Trophy
Ferrari F355 Challenge Win Paul Ricard Race (Italian Challenge)
Ferrari F40 Win Bronzo Trophy
Ferrari F430 GT2 Win Carnelian Trophy
Ferrari F50 Win Bronzo Trophy
Ferrari FXX Win Oro Trophy
Ferrari Maranello GT Win Malachite Trophy


Downloadable content[edit]

Two DLC (Downloadable Content) packs are released. These new cars and tracks are available individually or as part of a DLC pack. PlayStation 3 users must download the latest patch for the game in order for the DLC to work (the patch also addresses various issues and improves certain aspects of the game).

"Pack 1 - Ferrari Pack" contains one new track (Nürburgring GP track) and five new Ferrari cars: Enzo Ferrari, 430 Scuderia, F330 P4, 599 GTB Fiorano and 612 Scaglietti Sessanta. Pack one was released in 2009 for the PlayStation Network.[6]

Also "Pack 2" contains one new track (Riviera street circuit) and five new Ferrari cars: 288 GTO, 365 GTS, F430 Spider, F512M 1994 and F40 GT. Pack two was released in 2010 for the PlayStation Network.[7]

Other versions[edit]

Ferrari Challenge: Deluxe is simply a retail promotion that was released at a lower price in 2009. Publisher System 3 had to call it a different name (it also has a different cover) in order to sell it "cheaper".[8] This Deluxe edition was released in Europe for the PS2, PS3, Wii and DS.[9]


The Brazilian site Baixaki Jogos, rated the PlayStation 3 version of Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli at 7.4 out of 10.,[10] while the Nintendo Wii version received 6.5 out of 10.[11]

The game has a rating of 71 out of 100 at Metacritic,[12] and 65 out of 100 on Wii.[13]

Expanded sequel[edit]

Ferrari The Race Experience is a racing simulator and an expanded sequel to Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. It was also developed by Eutechnyx and published by System 3. Ferrari The Race Experience was released for the PlayStation Network in 2010 (no retail release for the PS3).[14] The retail release for the Nintendo Wii was released in 2011.[15]

The majority of the 17 circuits and 32 cars have been recycled from Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (including both DLC packs). Vehicle roster is now extended to include Ferrari models 599XX and 458 Italia. There is a new career mode, with three racing classes (covering Classic cars, GT Road cars and GT Race cars).[16] The PS3 version has also 1-16 player LAN and online multiplayer.


  1. ^ Ekberg, Brian (2008-06-17). "Ferrari Challenge Hands-On". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ Official feature list
  3. ^ IGN UK review (page 2)
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ "DLC Pack 1". System 3. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  7. ^ "DLC Pack 2". Eutechnyx. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Ferrari Challenge: Deluxe". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Ferrari Challenge: Deluxe". System 3. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  10. ^ Miorim, Carlos A. Ferraro (2008-09-26). "Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Baixaki Jogos Review". Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ Miorim, Carlos A. Ferraro (2008-03-23). "Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Baixaki Jogos Review". Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  13. ^ "Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  14. ^ "Ferrari The Race Experience". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  15. ^ "Ferrari The Race Experience". System 3. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  16. ^ "Ferrari The Race Experience". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 

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