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Ferrari 430

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The British magazine EVO put head to head the recently launched Ferrari 458 Speciale , its base version the 458 Italia and its predecessor, the hardcore 430 Scuderia . All three cars were driven by Jethro Bovingdon, on a racetrack in the UK.

In terms of output figures it’s 605 horsepower (458 Speciale) vs. 570 horsepower (base 458 Italia) vs. 503 horsepower (430 Scuderia), so it appears that the 458 Speciale has a huge advantage on the racetrack, but we all know that it’s not all about horsepower on the racetrack. Check out the video to see what Jethro Bovingdon thinks of the three supercars and which one did best on the track.

As a reminder, the 458 Speciale is powered by the same 4.5-liter, V-8 powerplant from the base 458 Italia, but with the output increased to 605 horsepower and 398 pound-feet. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just only 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 202 mph.

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Hertz may not be the first company you think of when conversations turn to granting wishes, but the rental company effectively did just that with the launch of its "Dream Car Program".

For a world-renowned car rental company that typically offers the usual cadre of midsize econo-boxes, Hertz’z decision to finally add a list of exotic and luxury cars to its collection of thrashed rental buckets is the kind of thing that excites Average Joes like us.

With the "Dream Car Program," Hertz is set to offer some pretty interesting models, almost all of which we’d love to get our hands on if only we had the financial resources to do so. There’s a Lamborghini Gallardo , a Porsche 911 , a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG , and a Ferrari F430. , among other exotics.

For only $395, you can get your hands on either a Porsche Boxster or a Tesla Model S. If you’ve got $1,000 at your disposal, you get to whip an R8 or a Vantage . Tack on another $500 and you can level up to the Italian exotics.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

Granted, a lot of car rental companies are already offering supercar rentals like the one Hertz is dipping into, but none of them have the mainstream cache as this company. So, if you’re interested in renting any of these exotics, Hertz’s rental program will be implemented in 35 markets across the US, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. You can see all of the available cars and the markets they are available in on the Hertz Dream Car site.

Click past the jump to read about some of the hottest cars that are now part of Hertz’s "Dream Car Program"

When it comes to cars, nothing breaks our hearts more than seeing a supercar go up in flames. So, imagine the depression in the room when we watched this video.

A trailer full of exotics - four of them, actually - all turned into scrap metal after a fire in a BMW eventually led to all four cars getting completely engulfed in a fiery blaze. According to news reports in Thailand, the cars were an unidentified BMW, a Lamborghini Murcielago , a Ferrari F430 and a Bentley Continental.

The cars were being towed on a trailer with the driver saying he was transferring them from a showroom in Bangkok to a gas station in the Si Sa Ket province on the Thai-Cambodia border, where an "unknown person" would be there to pick them up. Sounds like a shady transaction, huh?

But all that changed when all four exotics caught fire, not only destroying some fine supercars but also costing a total of 100 million baht, which is about $3.3 million based on current exchange rates.

This isn’t the first time a supercar has unexpectedly gone up in flames. Click past the jump to see previous occasions where an exotic met a rather untimely and fiery demise.

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For most kids in the world, the biggest joy will be to drive the bike he or she always dreamed about. But how about a Ferrari F430 ? No, not a toy one; a real-life one with a 483-horsepower, V-8 engine under the hood and that sprints to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Yeah, that one.

Apparently, to these two Indian children, who look no older than 8-years old, this powerful supercar is a toy. This is all too evident with just how well they handle this machine on the public roadway.

Apparently, the two childrens’ parents were there, or at least some adults were there filming, so we can only assume they had permission. However, we cannot stress enough to you just how stupid it is to let your kids take control of any car, let alone a powerful supercar. Especially when the need the New York City telephone book to see over the steering wheel…

DMC’s special edition program for the Lamborghini Aventador may be getting all of the buzz, but don’t sleep on the German aftermarket company’s ability to multitask when they’re tuning vehicles.

That’s exactly the case now because, in addition to the Aventador, DMC’s also working on a new iteration of a previous program for another Italian supercar: the Ferrari F430 Scuderia . The project is called Carbonio, and as the name evidently suggests, it involves the prevalent use of carbon fiber in dressing up the F430 Scuderia.

The photos DMC released don’t paint the entire picture of the soon-to-be carbon-fiber-clad supercar. There are hints of what to expect, particularly the entire front bumper, which has already been fitted with carbon fiber. Notice also the front lip, called "the Sword,” that you can fit into the front bumper.

There’s still more details left to be discussed, but it seems that DMC is keeping all the info to itself until the entire project is completed. Either way, we expect a whole lot more, especially with the F430 Scuderia’s 4.3-liter V8 engine. We already love its 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque numbers, but we’d love to see some output spikes on this Italian bad boy, too. We’ll see if DMC delivers the goods or not soon enough.

Ever drove into one of those car washes and a portly, middle-aged man proceeded to give your car the soap and water treatment? Doesn’t do much in the way of your imagination, does it?

Well, what if we told you that you can replace Larry the Cable Guy with two gorgeous models identified as Veronica Popa and Bryana Holly?

See, now we have your undivided attention. Featuring a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and a Bentley Continental GT , together with Popa and Holly, the photo spread shows the two beautiful babes cleaning, posing, and downright flirting with the two exotics.

All in their microscopic bikinis, no less.

When you’re a photographer plying your craft in the auto industry, it must be a sweet job getting some alone time with some of the finest supercars on the planet. So excuse us if we have a slight tinge of professional envy when it comes to photography studios like ItzKirb Photography.

In one of ItzKirb’s more recent photo spreads, the man was able to get a hold of a GoldRush Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and a Ferrari F430 . Pretty sweet, right?

But what if we told you that they also have Grace, a voluptuous and downright flirtatious model that bared a lot of skin in the photos. There aren’t a whole lot of explanations on this one because the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

Two supercars and one hot model equates to a photo spread that’s certainly worth your time. So have at it and check out ItzKirb Photography’s new spread in the gallery below.

By all accounts, Caitlin Hixx looks like a nice, smart girl who’s got a good head on her shoulders. We get all that, but there’s one thing that we just can’t seem to let go. This blonde is so hot it hurts us to even type these words.

When you put her on top of a hood of a Ferrari 599 , then all bets are off. We’re throwing ourselves over a bridge.

But before we actually consider that, it’s important to show that on top of the 599, Hixx is also shown playing around with an equally hot Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spyder 16M.

Give the props to professional photographer Nino Batista for being able to capture these images like only he can.

Nino wants to provide us with photos of hot women with hot cars. In this instance, he really smacked one out of the park. Check out the gallery featuring Catie Hixx and the pair of Ferraris below.

Source: Nino Batista

When you have the gift of capturing images through a camera lens, it’s something that you can make a good living doing. Nino Batista is one of those people with that particular set of skills and to our good fortune, he’s taken his talents into the world of auto photography.

One of his newest photo sets features sexy hottie, Sophia Michaelson, but it’s not just this long-legged brunette that got our attention. Batista also managed to gather some of the finest exotics in the land to be part of the photo shoot.

There’s a Porsche Carrera GT in there, as well as a modified Porsche GT3 , a Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spyder 16M , and yes, even a Maserati Cambiocorsa Spyder GT. Somehow, we couldn’t escape the idea of having one girl flirting with all these supercars.

Makes us think that we probably should be in there too, only because we think Sophia’s getting too cold wearing that skimpy bikini. Then again, if we can’t make it in the photos, we’re perfectly fine staring at them.

Check out Nino Batista’s spread of Sophia Michaelson in the gallery below!

Source: Nino Batista

Secret Entourage photographer, Ronnie Renaldi, never fails to deliver. Whether it’s a brunette, a blond, or even a combination of both, the man has an incredible eye on the camera.

But girls aren’t just what makes Renaldi one of our fave photogs; the man also knows his exotic super cars. In 2011, Renaldi took his lens and did a photo shoot featuring Jenna Baisley and a garage-worthy list of super cars, headlined by the Ferrari F430 .

Suffice to say, the photos are awesome. There’s plenty of skin in there - oh my, those legs! - and Baisley’s luscious and inviting stare just draws us to her like moths would to a flame.

Don’t forget about those exotics, too. If there was ever a time to bring out the popular catchphrase "epic!" from the drawers, this is the time to do it.

Jenna Baisley. A Ferrari F430. Ronnie Renaldi. The perfect combination, if you ask us.


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