Video: Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge on the Fiorano track

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge

You might think since the Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge is powered by the same 570-hp 4.5L V8 as the standard production car, that the performance increase between the two models isn’t that significant. Well, after watching this video and seeing how quickly the 458 Italia Challenge moves around the Fiorano test track you might change your mind.

Ferrari says that the 458 Italia Challenge lapped the company”s Fiorano test track in 1:16.5, 2 seconds faster than the F430 Challenge and that means it’s a pretty quick Italian stallion.

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Refresher: The Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge uses the same 4.5L V8 engine from the production car making 570-hp but gets upgraded gear ratios and gearbox software to deliver more torque at lower revs. Weight has also been reduced with the use of carbon fiber, lexan polycarbonate, along with thinner body panels. Ferrari also lowered the suspension, added stiffer dampers, 19-inch racing wheels, Pirelli slick tires and Brembo CCM2 carbon ceramic brakes from the 599XX.

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