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2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge

The Mercedes 458 Task has created its community elite introduction in Maranello during the Yearly Supplier Conference, a conventional occurrence that delivers together the associates of Ferrari's worldwide revenue system.

2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
Ferrari 458 Challenge
The new berlinetta, which will flank the F430 Task in the Mercedes Task Trofeo Pirelli in this year's period, is the fifth style used by Mercedes in its one-make tournament which, next season, will be prolonged to consist of a new Asia-Pacific sequence.
Coming just a few several weeks after this years Frankfurt Engine Display introduction of the Mercedes 458 Croatia on which it is centered, the Mercedes 458 Task presents a variety of essential variations to evolve it for competitors use.
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
Ferrari 458 Challenge
The immediate shot 4497 cc V8 continues to be stringently in development beat, with an outcome of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. That said, variations have been created to the items percentages and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 items box to assurance greater twisting at reduced revs. The Mercedes 458 Task is also outfitted with the E-Diff digital differential already used on the road-going edition, a first for Ferrari's track-only vehicles.
Significant perform has also gone into reducing the vehicle's bodyweight. This targeted on both the external and internal with Ferrari's technical engineers focusing in particular on decreasing the width of the bodyshell sections and on using light and portable components, such as carbon-fibre and Lexan.
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
Ferrari 458 Challenge
The new Mercedes 458 Task also has a particular revocation set-up with strong aluminum bushings, stronger rises, single-rate dampers, centre-nut 19" rushing wheels, bigger aspect Pirelli slicks and a trip size reduced by Thirty millimeters all-round. It is also outfitted with the new technology Brembo CCM2 braking system which came out on the 599XX, Ferrari's excessive trial clinical car, and which are incorporated with an ABS program that functions two adjustments - low hold and powerful for dry materials.
Another first for a Mercedes Task style is the adopting of the F1-Trac grip management program, the most innovative of its kind. Designed in-house by Mercedes, the F1-Trac program regularly screens stages of hold for highest possible high-performance road-holding. Two particular track-biased calibrations - wet and dry - have been intended for this program, with management sense and techniques resulting from Ferrari's comprehensive rushing experience in the F1 and GT tournament. The F1-Trac is completely incorporated with the E-Diff to assurance highest possible speed out of sides.
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
Ferrari 458 Challenge
The required ABS, F1-Trac and E-Diff calibration settings are selected via the manettino on the steering wheel, the first time this solution has been adopted on a model developed for the Ferrari Challenge series. The driver can thus either chose from the WET or DRY configurations. In high grip conditions it is also possible to select CT-OFF to de-activate the F1-Trac traction control.
In the course of the extensive growth classes engaged in improving the Mercedes 458 Task for the monitor, the technical engineers also handled to increase the vehicle's lap time at Fiorano by two a few moments over that of its forerunner, resulting in a new history of just 1'16.5". Similarly amazing is the amount of side hold the new car produces - up to 1.6G.
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
Ferrari 458 Challenge
With the new 458 Task, Mercedes is providing its sportier customers - professional and guys individuals as well - a car that is extremely sensitive, with great efficiency and fantastic managing. This mid-rear V8-engined berlinetta will allow Mercedes Task individuals to enjoy to the full the exciting cut and pushed of the competition saturdays and sundays on the best tour, as well as the interest that has always been a fundamental element of Ferrari's one-make tournament.