July 19, 2011
Ferrari 458 Grand Am Michelotto
This is the first photo of the Ferrari 458 developed by Michelotto specifically for Grand Am racing in the USA.
While based on the GT3 version, the Padova based race shop had to make it conform to the American series by, essentially, detuning it: Less efficient aerodynamic, less power, 48mm restrictors and rev limit at 8000 rpm.
There is no ABS or traction control but there is a roll cage with "NASCAR" bars for extra side impact protection and of course "Continental" slicks (actually made by Hoosier".
The car was tested at Fiorano. (Photo: Ferrari S.p.A.)