Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8 Update

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Mitchell Race Xtreme continues to make progress on Deon Cooper’s Ferrari 458 GT3 race at their company in Horotiu, New Zealand. Since our last article they finished installing the Gen 2 IndyCar Chevy V8 and factory GT3 Hewland six-speed sequential transmission. They also installed the fuel tank, custom stainless steel headers and exhaust, and carbon fiber wing. The car will be sent to Jason Swann at Racecar and Custom Electrical Limited for electronics work after Mitchell Race Xtreme is finished. Then it will visit Synergy V8‘s dyno for a tune. You can view more photos of the car and follow the progress at @mrx_nz.

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Ferrari 458 GT3 with a Chevy IndyCar V8

Source: @mrx_nz via Deon Cooper

6 Comments

    • Jaxx

      I don’t see the great advantage since the turbo system adds weight..and the Indy Chevy motor bolts to a structural tub that Formula cars have and requires oil pre heating.. is a short life built race motor…but the high reves are worth plenty..be very nice in a C8 Corvette or light weight group C roller..the F458 Speciale has a factory race engine ide rather have..i inquired about the Chevy Indy block for an SLC build.

    • Ken

      Superior handling with awd. Look at the tunes GTRs with huge power , nothing can touch them .
      It just seems for production vehicles I’ve seen nothing but positives , look how the teslas pull.

  1. Ken miller

    Can this car put the power to the wheels?
    Hennessy has the 1200hp vette package but can that put the power to the wheels?
    AWD is the answer for production vehicles with that kind of power.
    That’s why electric vehicles can because of the 4WD.
    ITS TIME THE CORVETTE AND MUSTANG HAD 4WD.

  2. Jg

    James, more than likely it is a wastegate dump from the turbos. Used to save turbos from back pressure spike when letting of throttle after being in boost

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