Ferrari 458 R3 Esperienza Challenge Car

The 458 Challenge Evo is a track-only racecar designed to be fielded in the Ferrari Challenge. According to Ferrari it can lap the Fiorano test track in 1:16.5, which is two seconds faster than its F430 Challenge predecessor and only 0.2 seconds slower than the Ferrari FXX. Weight was reduced from the standard model through the use of thinner body panels, carbon fiber replacement panels, and polycarbonate windshield. The differences over the regular road legal 458 include a racing cockpit, no windows (safety net), air-jack mounting on the rear to lift the car up, racing fuel filler cap, center-lock wheels, racing exhaust as well as tow hooks front and rear.

In Ferrari's first official announcement of the car, the 458 was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company's experience in Formula One.

Engine: 4.5L V8

0-60 MPH: 2.9s

Top Speed (MPH): 210

Power (HP): 570

Transmission: Paddle-Shift

The car's exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency, producing a downforce of 140 kg (309 lb) at 200 km/h (120 mph).[8] In particular, the front grille features deformable winglets that lower at high speeds, in order to offer reduced drag.

The 458 is powered by a 4,497 cc (4.5 L; 274.4 cu in) engine of the "Ferrari/Maserati" F136 V8 family, generating a power output of 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars.

Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)[3]

Length 4,527 mm (178.2 in)[3]

Width 1,937 mm (76.3 in)[3]

Height 1,213 mm (47.8 in)[3]

Curb weight 1,565 kg (3,450 lb)[4]

The car's suspension has double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to improve the car's cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors.