Ferrari reveals reversions to the 458 Italia
"New control software for the magnetorheological dampers was developed
to improve body control and boost tyre performance for an even sportier feel. The new control software is active in all of the manettino settings with specific calibrations.
The F1 dual-clutch transmission control software has been evolved and now delivers more emphatic gear-shifts when the manettino is in the RACE, CT OFF and ESC OFF settings. The new software features a strategy that utilises the energy built up during gearshifts by the twin clutches to provide positive acceleration when the next gear engages. The extra acceleration is felt only on up-shifts and is not available in the AUTO mode.
The F1-Trac has also been recalibrated to guarantee that the 458 Italia is
faster coming out of corners when the manettino is in RACE. In the power-on phase coming out of bends, the new calibration ensures more accurate control of the torque being delivered to the rear wheels. The aim in this instance is to achieve and maintain the maximum performance possible from the tyres in the available grip conditions. Smoother, more fluid torque delivery on the very limit of road-holding guarantees that the car is faster coming out of bends.
The new content is available on all 458 Italia Coupés built from 5th September 2011.
From January 2012 a full retrofit package for these features will be available for 458 Italias built before september 2011."