Ferrari presented the 458 Challenge, a supercar with a central-rear V8 engine that will be used to replace the F430 Challenge. The 458 Challenge uses an eight-cylinder 4.499 cm3 engine with an output of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm and gear ratios that optimize torque delivery. The new 458 Challenge is also equipped with the electronic differential E-Diff, borrowed from the road version.
The new suspensions receive steel joints, the springs become more rigid, the shock absorbers evolve into aluminium single-setting, the forged wheels have a 19-inch diameter and the Brembo CCM2 brake system it is combined with the advanced ABS system.
The management of the ABS / EDB, E-Diff and F1-Trac systems is entrusted to the classic handle on the steering wheel. The new 458 Challenge improved the lap time in Fiorano by almost two seconds.
The Ferrari 458 Challenge accelerates 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is 3.35 seconds and its top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph).
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The new berlinetta has a fuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) 13.7 L/100 km (20.6 mpg-imp; 17.2 mpg-US) while producing 320g/km of CO2.
With the new 458 Challenge designed by Donato Coco, Ferrari is giving its sportier customers - expert and gentlemen drivers alike - a car that is remarkably responsive, with exceptional performance and elegant handling.
Donato Coco designed the Citroën C2, Citroën C3 Pluriel, Citroën Xsara and Citroën C4.