Just as the Monza National circuit was having its opening round of the season, two new Ferrari race cars are having their official race debuts: the 458 Challenge and the 458 GT3. Although the 458 Challenge spec racer had its launch at the Bologna Motor Show a few months ago, this is the first time it has raced and even won the event. The GT3 car fills in the slot between the GT2 458 GTC and the 458 Challenge.
Prepared by Michelotto Automobili, the famous Ferrari-endorsed racing garage, it finished second and third overall in its debut. Only the F430 GTC, the car it will shortly be replacing, beat it in this race. Be sure to check out the video Ferrari provided showing some on-board footage of the 458 Challenge with defending champion Stefano Gai behind the wheel.