Ferrari 458 Challenge Attacks Maranello and Fiorano Track

Last time we checked, the Ferrari 458 Challenge wasn’t too road legal. However, it seems that the vehicle doesn't care about this, as the adjacent video shows an example of the Prancing Horse racer launching an audio assault on the streets of Maranello.

The video, which was created by Marchettino, also allows us to see how the vehicle is put through its paces on the Fiorano track. Even though we’ve heard meaner Ferrari growls, the soundtrack manges to impress, bringing bonus points for the video’s wow factor.

We’ll remind you that the 458 Challenge is the 458 Italia’s racing twin. The vehicle keeps the stock engine but comes with modifications in just about every other area, featuring specific motorsport solutions.

Here’s how the Prancing Horse presents the racing machine: “With the new 458 Challenge, Ferrari is offering its sportier clients - professional and gentlemen drivers alike - a car that is extremely responsive, with great performance and superb handling. This mid-rear V8-engined berlinetta will allow Ferrari Challenge participants to enjoy to the full the exhilarating cut and thrust of the race weekends on the world's leading circuits, as well as the passion that has always been an integral part of Ferrari's one-make championship.

In the course of the intensive development sessions involved in honing the Ferrari 458 Challenge for the track, the engineers also managed to improve the car's lap time at Fiorano by two seconds over that of its predecessor, resulting in a new record of just 1'16.5". Equally impressive is the amount of lateral grip the new car generates - up to 1.6G.

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