Although we have yet to lay our hands on one, the Ferrari 458 appears to be the most capable V8 Ferrari yet. With its fantastically sculpted bodywork as well as active aerodynamics, it was only going to be a matter of time before the prancing horse prepared one for racing.
These cheeky pictures that were taken are of what looks to be a prototype 458 Challenge racer! Although incomplete the car doesn’t look too far from the finished product. The car sits much lower to the ground and those plastic windows/stripped out interior will reduce the cars overall mass dramatically. The speculation is that the 454 racer will be part of a one make race series in 2011 and could well make an appearance in GT3.
Expect Ferrari to announcing this beauty very soon.