Ferrari 458 Challenge @ Sydney Motorsport Park – VBox HD onboard Ringo Cheung in the wet

VBox HD onboard with Ringo Cheung in the wet Sydney Motorsport Park race circuit.

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The Sydney leg of the Ferrari Asia Pacific Challenge kept viewers on the edge of their seats at Ferrari Racing Days today. The Ferrari APAC Challenge was led by Max Blancardi from Italy in the Pirelli Pro classification who took the chequered flag in Race 2 of the Trofeo Pirelli.


The Pirelli classification of experienced drivers saw more competition, with Philippe Prette from Hong Kong taking the top spot on the podium in Race 2 with a racing time of 30:11:80, crossing the finish line just one second ahead of Steve Wyatt from Australia who took second spot while Peter White, also from Australia, took third spot.

In the Coppa Shell classification, Race 2 saw lots of exciting action as the drivers battled it out on the tracks. David Tjiptobiantoro from Indonesia won with a racing time of 30:17:18, finishing fourth overall and ahead of Paul van Loenhout from Australia and Tani Hanna from Lebanon.



Ferrari 458 Challenge Evo with VBox HD at Sepang, Malaysia

Here’s an exciting video shot from onboard the new Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO car that is being used in the Ferrari Challenge. Here you can see drive for APM Monaco tackle the demanding Sepang circuit.

The 458 Challenge EVO is fitted with an aerodynamic kit that has further enhanced performance when it comes to balance and its cornering ability, thanks mainly to the new rear wing.


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– Sensor: CMOS Global Shutter progressive

– Sensor size: 1/3″

– Sensor resolution: 1.3 Mega Pixels

– Lens: 60°

– Resolution: 1280×720

– Frame Rate: 30fps

– Dynamic Range: 61.3 db

– Cable length: 3m

– 60° lens size: 56.75mm length Ø 21mm

– Camera Mounting: Standard 1/4″ UNC Mounting thread

– Operating Temperature: -30°c to +70°c

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Development of Ferrari 458 Challenge Asia Pacific series VBox HD, is at the final stage as we draws near to the season opener at Sepang, Malaysia.

VBox HD Motorsport, designed with Motorsport in mind, the new VBOX HD gives you crisp, high definition images supported by high quality GPS data captured at 10 times per second.

The superfast, 720p global shutter CMOS sensor totally eliminates distortion caused by vibration or fast paced action which normally arises from using a rolling shutter, whilst its tiny size camera it extremely versatile and discrete.

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高清 VBox HD 法拉利458挑战赛系統由Grid Motorsport Co. 开发

專為亚太法拉利458挑战赛系列設計的高清VBox HD发展已進入最后阶段。

高清VBox HD,使用坚固耐用的子弹头用来捕捉高清晰度,高难度动作拍摄图像,其它相机无法捕捉,更以10Hz高品质的GPS数据支持数据分析。


Grid GT Academy – Ferrari 360 GT


As our ever expanding range in the Grid Racing Academy, we welcome the new expansion into the world of GT, with the entry level of Ferrari 360 GT. We will be offering this GT spec car in out “All Star Academy”, where you will be about to drive in all the most popular types of race cars on offer all in an intensive and exciting one-day program:

– GT Class: Ferrari 360 GT

– Formula Class: Formula Renault 2.0

– Touring Class: Clio Cup Race Car

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Ferrari 360 GT


Ever since 1993, Ferrari’s V8 mid-engined berlinetta models have provided the ideal basis for a single-make racing series that has demonstrated itself the ideal springboard for many Ferrari drivers to further motor sports experience.

With the launch of the 360 Modena Challenge in 2000, the level of competitiveness of the Ferrari Challenge series took a huge step forward. Along with the F50, the 360 Modena was instrumental in pushing the boundaries of road-car production ever closer to the company’s racing roots, with uncompromising engineering and, in particular, levels of aerodynamic development previously unheard of on a series production car.

Early development work on the Challenge version of the car was extremely promising, with the 360 proving lighter, faster and sharper-handling than the outgoing F355.

Since the introduction of the 360 Modena, Ferrari has received numerous requests for factory-prepared cars for other international championships. With the help of factory backing, the JMB Competition team 360 fought off the Porsche competition to take the 2001 FIA N-GT World Championship team and drivers’ titles.

On the strength of this showing, Ferrari has decided to produce a specific model – the 360 GT – derived from the Challenge car for privateers in the FIA N-GT and A.C.O. (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) championships in 2002. Production will be strictly limited to around 30 cars over the next three years and the ex-factory price (ie. excluding tax and delivery) is 382,000 Euros for the FIA version, and 402,000 Euros for the ACO version. The two versions differ exclusively for the aerodynamic packages and, in the case of the FIA car, the adoption of the F1-style shift.


随着2000年360 Modena Challenge的推出,法拉利Challenge系列的竞争级别就更上了一层楼。360 Modena与F50一起,凭借其毫不妥协的工程特性,有力推动了公路版跑车的生产,甚至接近于法拉利公司作为立身之本的赛车生产,尤其是其在空气动力学 领域的水平,在先前所有量产车基础上达到了前所未有的飞跃。


自推出360 Modena之后,法拉利收到了许多请求,要求工厂准备赛车参加其它国际锦标赛。在工厂的支持下,JMB车队驾驶360击败保时捷(Porsche)车队,赢得2001 FIA N-GT世界锦标赛车队和车手总冠军称号。

在这场胜利之后,法拉利决定生产一款特别的车型 – 360 GT – 源自Challenge车型,供2002年FIA N-GT和A.C.O. (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) 锦标赛中的车手们驾驶参赛。产量在之后三年中严格限制为30辆,出厂价 (不包括税收和运送费用)FIA版本为382,000欧元,ACO版本为402,000欧元。两个版本的空气动力套件有所不同,FIA版本的车型采用了 F1风格的换挡。

Type rear, longitudinal 90° V8
Bore/stroke 85 x 79 mm
Unitary displacement 448.29 cc
Total displacement 3586.20 cc
Compression ratio 11:1
Maximum power 316 kW (430 hp) at 8500 rpm
Power per litre 120 hp/l
Maximum torque 377 Nm (38.5 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, five valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Bosch electronic injection
Ignition Bosch electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch single-plate
Frame aluminium spaceframe
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes discs
Transmission electro-hydraulic F1 6-speed + reverse
Steering rack-and-pinion
Fuel tank capacity 100 litres
Front tyres 265/645 x 18
Rear tyres 305/680 x 18

Ferrari 458 Challenge 2014 Calendar – Are you ready?

The new season for Ferrari 458 Challenge 2014 kicks off next week in Daytona, USA. The new season welcomes the new 458 Challenge Evoluzione upgrade, with obvious aerodynamic enhancements.

The key difference is the rear wing, which has been developed using experience gained in GT racing. The increased down-force generated by the wing, balanced at the front by work carried out to the splitter and the under-tray, is said to allow drivers to extend the limits of the car, meaning higher cornering and top speeds.

Ferrari says drivers of the 458 Challenge Evoluzione can expect improved performance, both in terms of laps times and over long distances, compared to the outgoing car. Expect a Fiorano lap time less than the 1:16.5 set by the 458 Challenge back in 2010.


On the sporting side, the most significant changes concern the format of the weekend (a qualifying session and its relative race on Saturday, a further qualifying and the second race on Sunday, an increase of more than four hours total driving time,) the introduction of a handicap system (the first three in each race will each get a grid penalty for the next race – 6 places for the winner, 4 for second and two for third – , only one driver allowed per car and a split in the Trofeo Pirelli classification between a Pro and an Am category.

The points system covers the top 10 in each category (20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1) as well as a point for each event entered, each pole position and each fastest race lap.

The Asia Pacific series gets underway in Sepang 21-23 February with the Ferrari Racing Day, which is then repeated in Sydney on -13 April for the start of the Oceania part of the season. Shanghai (6-8 June) will host a scaled down version of Racing Days which will be repeated with an identical format from 19 to 21 September in Fuji: in between there will be a round in Inje (4-6 July) and at another Japanese venue (22-24 August.)

The Finali Mondiali, which will also feature the final rounds of all three championships, will for the first time take place outside Europe, at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit from 3 to 6 December.


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Spy shot: 458 Challenge Evoluzione testing at Maranello

Having completed its development on track, the launch of the 458 Challenge Evoluzione is fast approaching as it will be shown to customers on 11 November at the Mugello Circuit, the day after the Ferrari Challenge Finali Mondiali. Its most striking feature is clearly the rear wing: the 458 Challenge Evoluzione makes full use of the experience gathered in GT racing, in particular on the aerodynamic front. The increased down-force generated by the wing, balanced at the front by work carried out to the splitter and the floor, allows drivers to make full use of the 458 Challenge Evoluzione’s dynamics and performance, while improving performance both in terms of laps times and over long distances.

法拉利458 Challenge Evoluzione 在馬拉內羅的賽道完成測試,它將在11月11日,也就是法拉利挑戰賽世界總決賽的第二天在穆傑羅賽道發佈.測試圖可看出其最突出的特點是明確了尾翼,汲取 GT賽車的經驗,特別是對空氣動力學的充分利用,增加機翼壓力,讓駕駛者充分利用它的動力和性能,提高圈速和耐力.