Ferrari has publicly unveiled the 458 Challenge at the Bologna Motor Show. It is lighter, faster, and more focused than the 458 Italia.
Ferrari has publicly unveiled the 458 Challenge at the Bologna Motor Show.
Built for the company's single-racing series, the Challenge features a race suspension (with solid aluminum bushings, stiffer springs, and single-rate dampers), Brembo CCM2 brakes (from the 599XX), and 19-inch wheels with Pirelli tires. Furthermore, to reduce weight, the car has been outfitted with thinner body panels, carbon fiber components, and Lexan windows.
Power is provided by a 4499cc V8 engine that produces 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. While this is the same as the 458 Italia, engineers modified the dual-clutch gearbox and installed 'F1-Trac' (traction control) with settings for wet and dry conditions. Thanks to all these changes, the 458 Challenge can lap the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute, 16.5 seconds.