The 458 GT2 comes with a 4.5 liter V8 with 470 PS (346 kW) and weighs in at 1245 kg. That is 100 PS less than the 458 Italia's standard configuration.

The Ferrari 458 GT2 has been caught out in the open doing some testing on the Fiorano race track.

Adhering to regulations as a GT2 racer, the 458 GT2 comes with a 4.5 liter V8 with 470 PS (464 bhp / 346 kW) and weighs in at 1245 kg (2745 lbs). That is 100 PS (98 bhp / 74 kW) less than the 458 Italia's standard configuration and 30 PS (29.5 bhp / 22 kW) less than the 4.0 liter F430 GT2. The model actually weighs more than the 458 Italia Challenge which comes in at 1218 kg (2685 lbs).

The GT2 will feature a new 6-speed Hewland sequential gearbox, as opposed to the standard model's 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. It keeps the double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension set-up. The 458 GT2 is also fitted with 18-inch wheels (as opposed to 19-inch for the Challenge model).

The model's specs must conform to the regulations established by the ACE (the Automobile Club de l'Ouest) which runs the 24-hr Le Mans race, in order to quality for GT2 competition.

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Ferrari 458 GT2 racer testing at Fiorano