As the 2011 North American Ferrari Challenge Series begins its 2011 season on April 29 to May 1 at Infineon Raceway, he will also mark the North American premiere of the new Ferrari 458 Challenge, the fifth generation of newer cars and challenges.
Corse Clienti Department’s 599XX, FXX and F1 Clienti program also participate in track. Furthermore, the Ferrari F430 Challenge will race along with his successor, the new Ferrari 458 Challenge. Italy-based Ferrari 458, the 458 Challenge introduces a number of important modifications to adapt it for use in competition.
While the direct injection of 4497 V8 continues to be strictly on the production line, the changes were made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch box F1 to offer more torque at lower engine speeds.
Significant work was done to cut the car’s weight, focusing both on and off with the Ferrari’s engineers focusing in particular on reducing the thickness of the body panels and use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber and Lexan, Ferrari said.
The Challenge 458 also has a specific suspension set-up, and rides on 19 inch wheels running on Pirelli slicks and a running ground clearance reduced by 30 mm throughout. Brembo brakes with new generation CCM2 who debuted with the 599XX, a new ABS system and the adoption of the control system F1-Trac traction (the first in a model of Ferrari Challenge), also on the list of mods.
After this first race at Infineon Raceway in 2011 Ferrari Challenge will continue to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 20-22 May, Montreal, Canada, (during the Canadian Grand Prix F1), 10-12 June, Toronto , Canada, July 8 / 10 Lime Rock Park, CT, July 29 to 30, concluding at Homestead Miami Speedway, FL, September 23-25.