The Ferrari 458 Challenge is a 4.5 litre, V8 track-only race car producing 620 bhp, which was designed and manufactured to participate in the Ferrari Challenge. It was presented at the Ferrari Annual Dealer Meeting on 14 July 2010 and according to Ferrari it can lap the Fiorano test track in 1:16.5 seconds, which is two seconds faster than its F430 Challenge predecessor.
Weight was reduced from the standard model through the use of thinner body panels, carbon fibre replacement panels, and polycarbonate windows and windshield. The differences over the regular road legal 458 include a racing cockpit, windows which only open through small slots, air-jack mounting on the rear to lift the car up, racing fuel filler cap, centre-lock wheels, a racing exhaust and front and rear tow hooks.
This car was driven by David Mason and Calum Lockie, who won the 2014 Britcar Endurance Championship and the MSA British Endurance Championship in 2015.
On display courtesy of David Mason and FF Corse from Monday 25 January to Sunday 31 January.
Photography by Martyn Goddard.