Ferrari 458 Challenge hits Vallelunga track first real pics

8486363963769748 300x213 Ferrari 458 Challenge hits Vallelunga track first real pics

Here are the first official photos of the Ferrari 458 Challenge, fully decked out with all the proper racing stickers.

The Ferrari 458 Challenge is a non-street legal race version of the 458 Italia. The Challenge includes a modified F1 dual-clutch gearbox, an F1-Trac traction control system, a race suspension, an E-Diff electronic differential and high-performance Brembo CCM2 brakes.

Measures were also taken to lighten the car, as with the thinner body panels and the use of carbon fiber components.

The mid-rear mounted engine is a 4.5 liter (4497 cc) V8 churning out 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. The 458 Challenge beats out the F430 Challenge on the Fiorano test track by a full 2 seconds – clocking a full lap in at 1 minute and 16.5 seconds.

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