What you’re looking at here could be the first pictures of the Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge. While nothing is confirmed yet, the 458 Italia in the pictures is definitely sporting all the right gear to be designated the Challenge.
In a recent interview, Ferrari CEO, Amedeo Felisa, said that a harcore version of the 458 Italia is still a couple years away.
Either way, take these pictures with grain of salt.
Refresher: Power for the Ferrari 458 Italia comes from a mid-rear mounted 4.5L V8 producing 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph.
Spy Shots: Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge:
Ferrari 458 Italia:
– By: Omar Rana
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