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Another first for a Ferrari Challenge model is the adoption of the F1-Trac
traction control system, the most sophisticated of its kind. Developed in-house
by Ferrari, the F1-Trac system constantly monitors levels of grip for maximum
high-performance road-holding. Two specific track-biased calibrations - wet and
dry - have been developed for this application, with control logic and
strategies derived from Ferrari's extensive racing experience in the F1 and GT
championships. The F1-Trac is completely integrated with the E-Diff to guarantee
maximum acceleration out of corners.
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.
With the new 458 Challenge,
Ferrari is offering its sportier clients - professional and gentlemen drivers
alike - a car that is extremely responsive, with great performance and superb
handling. This mid-rear V8-engined berlinetta will allow Ferrari Challenge
participants to enjoy to the full the exhilarating cut and thrust of the race
weekends on the world's leading circuits, as well as the passion that has always
been an integral part of Ferrari's one-make championship.
Ferrari 458 Challenge Race Car: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications