Ferrari's new 458 Grand-Am race car is gorgeous

Spot a car like a Ferrari 458 parked outside Harrods and it looks tacky. Spot one in the pits for Grand-Am practice and it looks purposefully menacing. The race numbers, slicks and gargantuan brakes definitely help there too.

Ferrari's new racer will join the 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype and Audi R8 Grand-Am racer.

This photo comes to us courtesy of race car driver and photographer James Kirkham, whose photo blog will make your day.