Weekend Wallpaper: No. 23 Team West / AJR / Boardwalk Ferrari F458 Italia

By | November 25, 2013

No. 23 Team West / AJR / Boardwalk Ferrari F458 Italia

No. 23 Team West / AJR / Boardwalk Ferrari F458 Italia

Here we have a Ferrari F458 Italia, in race trim. A fine example of Italian design and engineering meets American tuning and development.

This F458 run in the GT class of the now defunct American Le Mans Series, ran by Alex Job Racing. For those that recall, AJR is mainly known for running Porsches.

This race bred, GT classed F458 is tuned to produce around 500 HP@6250 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque @ 5750 rpm. Yet, still running the street version 4497CC V8 screaming Italian engine.

Some of the race goodies this particular car includes a Six-Speed Sequential transmission and a diet to bring the car down to 2800lbs, compared to the 3042lbs of the street car. Really, who needs a stereo, leather interior, and power seats in a race car???

While it’s not clear if Alex Job Racing will be running a Ferrari in the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship, we can still appreciate the race car running via a slew of YouTube videos race videos.

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Weekend Wallpaper is a weekly series featuring the automotive photography of the Daily Derbi crew.  This week’s photo is by Mike Gillilan.

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