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Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge testing at Monza

The new Ferrari 458 Challenge has been put to the test at the Monza circuit in Italy yet again. The model will compete in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in the 2011 season.

Based on the recently launched 458 Italia , the Challenge version features the same 570 HP V8 engine, but important modifications have been made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox to guarantee higher torque at lower revs.

The 458 Challenge is built from carbon-fiber and Lexan in order to reduce weight and also has a specific suspension set-up with solid aluminum bushings, stiffer springs, single-rate dampers, center-nut 19” racing rims, larger dimension Pirelli slicks, and a ride height lowered by 30mm all round.

In the video you will see the car’s start up, downshifts, and acceleration, but all you’ll really care about is listening to the engine’s beautiful music!



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