Ferrari is currently testing the future 458 Challenge in Monza, Italy. While there are no details on the future car, we know this is not the first time the car has been spotted, so we expect to see the official debut in the next few months.

Compared to the standard version, the Challenge is lower and gets wider side skirts, a revised fascia, and hood pins on the hood. The exhaust system is also changed and there is a roll cage on the interior.

Most likely under the hood there will be the same 4.5 Liter V8 engine equipped with the traditional Ferrari flat crankshaft, but Ferrari will focus on reducing the car’s weight. The unit produces 570 HP at a rather high 9000 RPM and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and won’t stop until it hits a top speed of 202 MPH.

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7 comments:

  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

I’m still wondering how these changes affects the previous models in terms of performance and speed.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

This car is definitely a step in the right direction, the current 430 Challenge car is way too pedestrian sounding for a race car.

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

Amazing performance, those EBD, ABS, stability control and traction control system are doing their jobs well.

  (205) posted on 06.27.2010

Pretty awesome! Even in a wet track that car drift smoothly, very impressive.

  (507) posted on 06.27.2010

I wonder when this 458 challenge will be released on the market. It’s rear does looks sexy and bold.

  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

nice for sure they wanted to perfect it’s performance before they declare the green light to sell it.

  (1023) posted on 06.24.2010

nice handling.. it seems that even in wet tarmac the 458 can easily compensate with it..

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