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Ferrari Challenge: Living the dream in the classroom

Take an inside look into the dream of joining a Ferrari racing school.

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Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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Welcome to the Ferrari Evolution driving school, an epic experience that takes lucky attendees from trackday enthusiasts to proper racers. 

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The goal of the course? Getting comfortable in the epic 488 Challenge race car. 

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But before that, plenty of time was spent in the similarly excellent 488 Challenge road car. 

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...with many colors to choose from. 

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The course takes place at the Thermal Club, just outside Palm Springs, Calif. 

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It's a private club out in the desert, where you can get yourself a condo and park your trackday toy right there. 

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The course began with a little skidpad action...

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...which quickly turned into a drifting session.

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But before long we were flying in the main event. 

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The Ferrari 488 Challenge is an outrageous machine, and if you attend the course, you can drive one, too. 

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The cost for this kind of treatment? $20,500. Insane? Yes, but if you're a Ferrari owner, consider it money well spent.

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