alright – thankfully the distributors from around the globe are starting to perk up and see that our friends in the Czech Republic should not be hogging all the spotlight! roberto from a.w.e.c.o. sent us some photos from the ferrari store in the ukraine – our Ferrari Race & Play is looking pretty sweet…
love that last shot especially. thanks roberto!
Maranello, July 14th 2010 – The 458 Challenge has made its world premiere debut in Maranello during the Annual Dealer Meeting, a traditional event that brings together the representatives of Ferrari’s international sales network.
The new berlinetta, which will flank the F430 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in the 2011 season, is the fifth model used by Ferrari in its one-make championship which, next year, will be extended to include a new Asia-Pacific series. Coming just a few months after the Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling of the 458 Italia on which it is based, the 458 Challenge introduces a number of important modifications to adapt it for competition use.
The direct injection 4497 cc V8 remains strictly in production tune, with an output of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. That said, modifications have been made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox to guarantee higher torque at lower revs. The 458 Challenge is also equipped with the E-Diff electronic differential already employed on the road-going version, a first for Ferrari’s track-only cars.
Read More of the official Press Release here
we have some great distributors throughout the world, and clearly one of our top ones is located in spain, tavi toys. the cabos’ take great care with our brands, as is evident by the displays of our goods found in the carrefour stores – check these tasty shots out:
that is some great merchandising, especially with the ferrari race and play products. tavi toys has something like 51% of all die-cast market share locked up between maisto and bburago. nice job, guys. que bueno!