2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am

The 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am is fast becoming known as the American version Ferrari. The car was brought into the US to be tested at the 2011 Daytona International Speedway by consistently achieving Ferrari race divers Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander. Tests and development work on the car will continue in preparation for its participation in the 2012 American Championship.


General Info*
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $225,325.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.7 gallons (85.9 liters) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Length: 178.2 in. (452.7 cm) Width: 76.3 in. (193.7 cm)
Height: 47.8 in. (121 cm) Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (265 cm)
Curb Weight: 3042 lbs (1380 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 8.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Engine: 4.5L 32-valve DOHC Displacement: 4499 cc
Horsepower: 570 HP Max RPM: 9000 RPM
Torque: 540 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm Transmission: Dual Clutch 7-Speed F1
0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)

Changes done on the car to conform to American regulations made it more look like an American car. The Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am appears sleeker with the installed roll-bar that provides increased safety for this Ferrari model known for collisions. Changes in the brake system, maximum horsepower output, and aerodynamic designs are being considered in anticipation of the races. The Ferrari 458 Tires are exclusively supplied by Continental that makes sure the tire hardness conforms to the series requirements.

Ferrari has consistently done well in the famous 24-Hour Daytona race and these tests are the best way to prepare for the tough contests ahead. Initially, the test results of the Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am have been great and trouble-free. The drivers are satisfied and look forward to the fine performance of the car in the coming races.