August 26, 2010
Ferrari's awesome achievement.
Forget the sensationalist headlines about a few examples burning to the ground, Ferrari was really on fire when Evo tested the 458 Italia on its reference track and Maranello's latest managed a lap 1.5 seconds faster than the already fantastic 430 Scuderia.
What makes this incredible is that the 458 is not meant to be a track focused special, it's very much conceived, let's say, as a 911 Turbo rather than a GT3. The 458 weight in on the EVO scales at 3370lbs (1529kg) and is not running the Scuderia's Pirelli Corsa tires but rather a more everyday Michelin Pilot, albeit a special version developed specifically for the car.
A note of caution though, at the Nürburgring, a slightly heavier 458 was only one second faster than a Scuderia (7:38) as tested by Sport Auto. whatever the numbers, the potential of a 458 Scuderia (or CS) makes our mouth water!
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