Because revealing new cars at auto shows is just way too mainstream, Ferrari revealed the new higher-performance version of the 458 Italia almost a month in advance of the Frankfurt Motor Show where it was expected to debut. It's called the Ferrari 458 Speciale (not 458 Scuderia, because Ferrari apparently didn't want to reuse the name) and it's, not surprisingly, faster and more powerful than the 458 Italia.
So if you were looking for someone to punt a Porsche 911 GT3 RS around the 'Ring, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than Sabine. Likewise, if you were looking to find a car worthy of challenging her (lightly-modified) GT3 RS, it'd be hard to do much better than a Ferrari 458 Italia—in this case, one driven by racing driver and RSRacing founder Ron Simons. And to capture it all on camera, well, you can't really beat a Nissan GT-R for a camera car.
The race seems, well, a little scripted—but then again, it's kind of hard to stick a camera car in with two competitors raging down the track at 10/10s, let alone ask them to move around for a better shot. That said, the end result is damn good television.