The Challenge Ferrari 458 Maranello debuted world premiere at the annual meeting of the dealership, a traditional event that brings together representatives of the international sale of the Ferrari.
New Berlin Etta, flanking the F430 Challenge, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 2011, the season is the fifth model of the Ferrari brand championship, which next year is extended to the Asia-Pacific region, New Series.
The 4497 cc direct-injection V8 is strictly followed in production with an output of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. That said, changes to the gearbox and calibration of the gearbox with double clutch F1, which provides more torque at low revs. Ferrari 458 Challenge is also equipped with the E-Diff electronic differential already used on the road going version of a first title for Ferrari cars.
Significant work has also been made to cut the weight of the vehicle. This concentrated inside and outside with Ferrari engineers focus on reducing the thickness body panels and the use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber and Lexan.
The new Ferrari 458 Challenge also has specific suspension created with solid aluminum bushings, stiffer springs, shock absorbers, a single center nut rate of 19 race wheels, "larger patches of Pirelli and effective height of 30 mm fell around It is also equipped with Brembo brakes CCM2 new generation that made its debut in the 599XX, Ferrari extreme experimental laboratory, and integrate with an ABS system that has two positions -. low grip and high-performance dry.
Another first for a Ferrari Challenge model is the introduction of traction control system F1-Trac, the most sophisticated of its kind. Internally developed by Ferrari, the F1-Trac system continuously monitors the levels of road holding high retention of peak performance. Two specific calibrations biased ground - wet and dry - you have developed for this application, with control logic and strategies of the experience of the Ferrari F1 racing championships and spread to GT. The F1-Trac is completely integrated with the E-Diff for maximum acceleration of the corners.
The ABS is required, F1-Trac and the calibration parameters E-Diff are selected via manettino on the steering wheel, the first time this approach has been adopted on a model developed for the Ferrari Challenge series. The driver can choose either wet or dry configuration. Under conditions of high adhesion, it is also possible to select OFF to disable CT control F1-Trac traction.
During the intensive sessions of development involved in honing the Ferrari 458 Challenge of the track, the engineers also managed to improve the lap times of the car at Fiorano by two seconds over its predecessor, which led to a new record just 1'16 .5 "Right so impressive is the amount of lateral grip, the new car -. generates up to 1.6 g.
The new 458 Challenge, Ferrari offers its customers the most sports - the unions and among the gentlemen drivers - a car that is extremely responsive, with good performance and handling. This V8 powered rear half of Berlin, thanks to the Ferrari Challenge participants can enjoy a cut and thrust of a weekend of exciting racing circuits in the world and the passion that has always been an integral part of the Ferrari is a sign of the season.