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Offline MikeG

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That's supertaxis for you...  Spend the same money on a Kia Carnival and it would probably lap faster. :p
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Offline domino

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that is super quick - the 458 finally looks aggressive in the front with those flared arches

but to be fair to the taxi's, just like them, that is a purpose built race car sharing very few (if any) mechanical components to the road going version - the biggest issue the taxi's have is the donor car's proportions/layout



Offline B2

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that is super quick - the 458 finally looks aggressive in the front with those flared arches

but to be fair to the taxi's, just like them, that is a purpose built race car sharing very few (if any) mechanical components to the road going version - the biggest issue the taxi's have is the donor car's proportions/layout

There's probably more parts in the Ferrari relating to the road car than the taxi's.  There is nothing in a taxi that is from the road car.  They even cut the cars in half and reweld to get parity.  I think from memory the back doors are like 50mm shorter than the road car and are flat carbon panels.



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that is super quick - the 458 finally looks aggressive in the front with those flared arches

but to be fair to the taxi's, just like them, that is a purpose built race car sharing very few (if any) mechanical components to the road going version - the biggest issue the taxi's have is the donor car's proportions/layout

Comments are mind numbing

But for the record..

The 458 is 1385kg inc driver...

It has a road car engine, about 570bhp, THAT is restricted.  The engine is lifed to 10,000km or more, depending on use.

It costs 368k euro... So about the same as a v8 supercar? But takes less people to run it, and costs about one fifth the running costs..

It even has mostly road car suspension components... All uprights and almost all the control arms are road car parts.



Offline domino

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how does it have a road car engine if it's expected life cycle is 10,000km?



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how does it have a road car engine if it's expected life cycle is 10,000km?

How long do you think the engine should last? In race conditions the GT3 road engine is being stretched to it's limits pretty much the whole time it is running.  The same engine in a road 458 spends very, very little time stretched to it's limits and that's why they do 100,000km's plus with little more than regular oil changes. Even the most hard core 458 road car owner would be lucky to spend 10% of the time flat out.

The GT2 458 engine is the proper race engine. If it's anything like my GT2 spec 360 N-GT, the life cycle is about 4000 km's
between extremely expensive rebuilds.



Offline domino

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fair enough

just curious how far from the road going versions these race cars are in this gt series

i havent watched v8 supercar supporting races in years, whatever happened to that race car series where they took road cars and prep'd them for the track - field was full of evo's, wrx's etc - is this gt series an evolution of that?



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