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Old 13th October 2009, 11:41   #76
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More interesting news for Ferrari fans:

Massa 'ready to race' after Fiorano test

Massa back on track at Fiorano
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Old 13th October 2009, 12:39   #77
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Good pictures hanmust. 458 looks stunning, i almost ignored felipe.
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Great hanmust! What a CAR? Happy to see Massa back

Cheers!
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Autocar 458 Review + Evo Video

Ferrari 458 Italia - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk

Ferrari 458 launch | Car Video review | evo
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Except for the Scirocco-like front edge, I LOVE this car. It's an effort only bested by the Alfa 8C amongst the current generation of cars from Italy. The only modern day Ferrari that has looked better was the 355. The 360 and F430 were good but not great.
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I happened to see the autocar video. Man what beautiful car!! Love the front and, and the rear is very stylish as well!!
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Default Ferrari 458 Italia in the flesh!

The Car: Ferrari 458 Italia!

Motive: The F430's replacement!

Initially Revealed: Back in July, '09!

More On The Car: Power comes from a mid-rear mounted 4.5-liter V8 engine that produces 570 horsepower. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) comes in just 3.4 seconds and the top speed is 203 mph (325 km/h).

Did You Know: The 458 Italia is the first V8 powered production Ferrari to break the 200 mph barrier!

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Old 3rd January 2010, 11:12   #83
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the 458 looks MUCH better in the flesh. However i still dislike the rear.

P.S: A thread on the 458 is already running
: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...58-italia.html (The all new Ferrari 458 Italia!)
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the 458 looks MUCH better in the flesh. However i still dislike the rear.

P.S: A thread on the 458 is already running
: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...58-italia.html (The all new Ferrari 458 Italia!)
It's quite the opposite for me! I love the rear but the front looks very un-Ferrari! I love the triple, centrally mounted exhaust pipes, a la, the F40!

P.S. Mods, Could you merge the threads please! I wasn't aware that the Fezza was caught in the flesh (At an auto show) earlier. I'm sorry!
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It's quite the opposite for me! I love the rear but the front looks very un-Ferrari! I love the triple, centrally mounted exhaust pipes, a la, the F40!

P.S. Mods, Could you merge the threads please! I wasn't aware that the Fezza was caught in the flesh (At an auto show) earlier. I'm sorry!
i soo agree with you on that one!! i thought the front could use a bit of tweaking, but the rear is.. WOW!!
i can already imagine driving this baby oversteering past corners in my head!!
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Old 25th May 2010, 10:47   #86
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Default Spy Shots: Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge

Here are the first images of the upcoming Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge.
The standard coupe's five-lug wheels have been nixed in favor of a single lug units, with each nine-spoke, lightweight hoop framing massive carbon ceramic stoppers. The Challenge appears slightly lower than stock and includes some revised aero bits in the form of longer, wider side skirts, a revised fascia and a bonnet sporting a set of hood pins.

Source: Spy Shots: Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge — Autoblog
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The 458 Challenge doesn't look dramatically different from the original 458, the way the F430 Challenge Stradale or the 430 Scuderia looks when compared to the regular F430. I'd have liked to see the Italian Flag/Strip that runs along the length of the car. Maybe Ferrari is reserving that for the 458 Scuderia, if there would be anything like that!
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what? theres a challenge already? well that was fast!!
P.S: guys, any 458 slated for India anytime soon?
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Default Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge Unveiled

458 Challenge Unveiled -

Ferrari 458 Challenge (2010) first official pictures | Automotive & Motoring News | Car Magazine Online


This is the new Ferrari 458 Challenge, the latest in a line of racers to emerge from Maranello. It was unveiled at today's annual dealer meeting in Italy and is destined to race in the 2011 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series. It's the fifth Ferrari designed to race in the Pracing Horse's one-make series.

The new 458 Challenge is a mix of stock 458 Italia and new competition-spec upgrades. The 4.5-litre V8 is road-car legal and develops the same 562bhp at a neck-tingling 9000rpm, but it'll soar to that epic redline more frequently thanks to shorter gearing.

The twin-clutch gearbox is recalibrated to ensure more torque at lower revs, too. But amateur race hands be relieved: the E-DIff electronics remain on hand to curb the worst tail slides on track.

So what makes the Ferrari 458 Challenge a racer?

One of the chief differences between the 458 Italia road car and this Challenge racer is a diet, says Ferrari, although it has yet to issue a kerb weight. The bodyshell panels are thinner in most places and much of the glasswork is replaced by Lexan plastic.

The Challenge should corner on the obligatory tramlines, thanks to a thorough overhaul of the already-not-at-all-shabby suspension. Out go the rubber bushes replaced by solid aluminium bushing; the springs are stiffer and dampers recalibrated; the ride is dropped 30mm all round; and Pirelli slicks are fitted to the new quick-release 19in rims.

Brembo's latest CCM2 brakes from the 599XX are donated to the 458 Challenge to wipe off all that speed. And to help you pile the clicks back on, an upgraded F1-Trac traction control system is added with dry and wet settings to put the ponies to the track. Yet more settings on the manettino steering wheel switch to befuddle the driver mid-corner...

Cue obligatory laptime around Fiorano...
Ah yes. Since you asked the 458 Challenge puts in a 1min 16.5sec lap, generating up to 1.6g in the fastest corners. That's two seconds a lap faster than the previous Challenge racer, says Ferrari. To put that in context, even the Enzo lapped in 1min 24.9sec in 2002.

Should be enough to get the professional and gentlemen racers reaching for their chequebooks. Which will need lots of spaces for zeros, as the 458 Challenge is likely to far outstrip the Italia's 169,546 price tag. The 430 Challenge cost around 185,000 (including the first year's race entry fee) compared to the F430's 145,000 price tag.
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Wow!! Didn't expect the Challenge to come so early! So is this solely a track day car or is it street legal too? That low and huge rear diffuser is surely gonna create some sparks on the road!

P.S: Found this rather hilarious pic of the 458. Notice the caption above the exhausts
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