• Jan 5, 2011
Ferrari 458 Challenge lapping Fiorano – Click above to watch the video after the break

Know how irritating it is when an automotive video hits the interwebs and its creator decided that the glorious music of sweet internal combustion just weren't enough of a soundtrack? Good news: This is not one of those videos. Instead, we're treated to a beautiful 562-horsepower swan song from 4.5 liters of undeniable Prancing Horse goodness.

Ferrari's 458 Challenge was released last month at the Bologna Motor Show as the replacement for the outgoing F430 GT2. In other words, fans of endurance racing ought to get mighty used to hearing this particular bellow on tracks all around the world. For what it's worth, this video was taken near the Ferrari headquarters at the Fiorano track, and the 458 Challenge did the deed in 1 minute, 16.5 seconds. Check out the video after the break. FYI, actual track footage begins around the 3:50 mark.

[Source: YouTube via World Car Fans]



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  • 11 Comments
      • 4 Years Ago
      The first 3/4 of the video is a waste of bandwidth.
      The last 1/4 is music to soul.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the sound of that car, but did anyone else notice it was two different cars in the video.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bella!
      • 4 Years Ago
      yeah i guess its kinda fast
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who cares?! Where's the 458 spyder?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ferrari's fame, success, and income draw heavily from it's racing programs, so if you want to continue seeing model variants such as the 458 Spider, then you should care too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Ferrari's 458 Challenge was released last month at the Bologna Motor Show as the replacement for the outgoing F430 GT2."

      Epic facepalm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Music to my ears
      • 4 Years Ago
      Absolutely fantastic. What a noise!

      It''s great that the engine noise actually set off a car alarm
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love how the engine sets off an alarm around 3:20
      • 4 Years Ago
      and you people want electric vehicles?

      Sham on you!