Posted on: Jul 23, 2011
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Official: Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am Unveiled

With an output of 493 horses, Ferrari unleashes the 458 Italia Grand Am at the Fiorano Circuit.
Ferrari has just released the new 458 Italia Grand Am at the Fiorano Circuit. The 458 Italia Grand Am was developed in conjunction with Michelotto Automobili and based on the GT3 version of the V8 Ferrari Berlinetta. The 458 Italia Grand Am is a speed machine built to meet American regulations that differentiate it from the European counterpart. It generates power from a new V8 engine that develops 493 horses and has less efficient aerodynamics than the GT version.

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The Grand Am has been fitted with a 48mm restrictor producing 8,000 RPM.
Significant modifications have also been made to the braking system as the Grand Am has neither ABS nor traction control. The car also features a roll-over bar that gives it greater lateral protection to increase safety. Continental tires round out the 458 Italia Grand Am supercar. It completed a couple of trouble-free laps during its first shakedown.

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