Considering the Ferrari 458 Italia’s huge racing capabilities, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the GT2 won’t be the only racing version offered for the sports car. Extreme Speed Motorsport (ESM), a private racing team, has started testing a 458 GT that will compete in the 2011 American Le Mans Series starting on March 18, 2011.

In fact, EMS won’t just be running one Ferrari 458 GT, in cooperation with Tequila Patrón, the team will enter two 458 GTs into the racing series. These images, released by Scott Sharp (one of the test drivers), are the first details to come out on the vehicles. Take a closer look at them and one may notice the new exhaust system, the huge rear wing, and the modified interior. This can easily be translated into better aerodynamics and, of course, better performance. Guess Audi and Porsche may be in a little trouble this year!


Source: Jonsibal

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  (372) posted on 12.14.2011

It is really oozing with angst on its platform, and I noticed that the unique shape and style of its headlight only give an aggressive look on it. Well, I just hope that it has an impressive speed.

  (539) posted on 05.6.2011

Aesthetically, this car looks great and it seems to be powerful. But then again its
all in the engine, I hope that they would come up with great figure performance for this car.

  (273) posted on 05.6.2011

Actually, from this day onward I was expecting for a GT3 version for this one.
As you can see, Porsche has already make their GT3 version. I’m getting crazy with the engine speed and reliability!

  (445) posted on 03.9.2011

Yup, the 458 is really designed for racing, so it is just natural for someone to use it for that purpose. Let’s just hope that whoever the driver would be, they should also be up for that.

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