Ferrari 458 Challenge Debuts at 2010 Bologna Motor Show

At this week’s Bologna Motor Show, Ferrari has unveiled the 458 Challenge. at its stand that also showcases past automaker’s racing heritage. The newest piece of that history takes the form of the Ferrari 458 Challenge, which is finally making its world debut.

Ferrari has unveiled the 458 Challenge at the Bologna Motor Show. The 458 Challenge is built for the company’s single-racing series and features race suspension with solid aluminum bushings, stiffer springs, and single-rate dampers, Brembo CCM2 brakes, and 19-inch wheels fitted with Pirelli tires.

To reduce weight the car is outfitted with thinner body panels, carbon fibre components, and Lexan windows. The 4.5-litre direct injection V8 engine is unchanged and produces the same 562bhp as the standard 458 Italia.

Engineers did however modify the dual-clutch gearbox, so that the 458 Challenge generates more torque at lower revs. During the development of the 458 Challenge, the engineers managed to improve the car’s lap time at Fiorano by two seconds over that of its predecessor. For full details about the 458 Challenge take a look at the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


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