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Old 20th October 2012, 21:48   #1
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Spotted this sometime back.
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Old 20th October 2012, 22:01   #2
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Next set of pictures.
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Going by the extremely low front end - I dont think this could be a private import. Seems to be imported for an event at the Buddh circuit.
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Going by the extremely low front end - I dont think this could be a private import. Seems to be imported for an event at the Buddh circuit.
I doub't, if it was for an event in Delhi then it would go directly there than coming to Mumbai.This is a LHD car and may be this is here for display in Autocar Performance Show ?

EDIT : Sorry, I take back my words, I just got some news about this car, Can't comment anything now, But the car is here to Stay and that's WOW !!!!!!

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It's here to stay guys, belongs to one of the country's most exclusive garages.
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That looks like a 458 Challenge racer with a GT1 spec rear wing and some aero bits up front. Interesting indeed!
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And going by who has opened the thread - it seems this car is gonna wear the Raymond stickers very soon.
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But Challenge cars are not street legal.They are purely track cars.So it would be more prudent if it stays in Delhi,for using it in Buddh even if it is private owned.
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Guys, GS has got this 458 GT. I wonder how it will perform on our city roads as it is designed for track use. Also, aren't you not allowed to import LHD cars anymore?

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But Challenge cars are not street legal.They are purely track cars.
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I wonder how it will perform on our city roads as it is designed for track use. Also, aren't you not allowed to import LHD cars anymore?
I don't think the car being an LHD would bother the owner much cos the 458 Challenge/GT is not a road legal car anyway, its a racer, so I don't see him getting it registered.

He'll most prolly use it as a recreational track tool just like many people use dirt-bikes in the country. He could get a flatbed to ferry it around.
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Oh Boy , That's one hell of a machine. Any idea what it must have cost GS for the complete deal?
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So guys GS will have 2 Ferrari 458's? I guess he already has the yellow standard spec 458. doesn't he?
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If I'm not wrong, the 458 GT has a different rear bumper. This looks more of a Challenge fitted with a spoiler.

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So guys GS will have 2 Ferrari 458's? I guess he already has the yellow standard spec 458. doesn't he?
Yes, a road legal yellow 458 and now this.
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Had seen an update on Supercars and Exotics in Mumbai on FB page yesterday and this thread today.

The pic there is from here itself.

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Looks a real killer.
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This is not the GT. The GT bumper looks like this:

Source - http://www.f1technical.net/forum/vie...php?f=5&t=9492
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Whereas the 458 Challenge's rear bumper looks like this :

Source - http://www.fanpop.com/spots/ferrari/...hallenge-photo
Spotted at Bombay Cargo - Ferrari 458 Challenge (GT racecar)-ferrari458challengeferrari1755380120001320.jpg

Compare with the other pics in the thread.

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