More spy images of Ferrari’s upcoming F430 Challenge Stradale have appeared, this time taken near the sports carmaker’s home in Maranello. The CS is due for introduction towards the end of this year, with a more powerful version of the 4.3L V8. Final output will be a Gallardo-rivalling 525hp at 8500rpm with max torque of 475Nm at 5750rpm.

To crank out the extra power, Ferrari engineers will be tweaking the exhaust system with new tail pipes placed higher in the rear bar, and will tinker with the ECU. Larger disc brakes and callipers will be fitted all ‘round along with new tires.

The final version will be differentiated from the standard F430 with unique light-weight alloy wheels and a new front bumper with larger air-intakes. The body will also weigh up to 200lbs less than the current car thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fiber and aluminium.