Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458

  Ferrari brought out the 458 Italia as the successor to the F430. It is powered by a 4,499 cc V8 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 540 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine delivers an outstanding power output of 127 HP/liter and 120 Nm/liter. All this while delivering only 307 g/km of CO2 and a fuel consumption of just 13.3 l/100 km. The engine is mated to a F1 dual-clutch gearbox and sprints the sports car from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.4 seconds while top speed goes up to an impressive 201 mph.

Ferrari 458 Scuderia

It’s been a while since Ferrari applied the "Scuderia" badge to any of its models. Actually, it’s been 6 years since that happened with the F430 Scuderia .

But expectations are already heating up that a Scuderia-badged 458 Italia is coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show. And if the F430 Scuderia is any indication, the 458 Scuderia could also be treated to a significant loss in weight.

That much was hinted to AutoExpress, saying that the Italian automaker could go a similar "weight-savings" route with the 458 Scuderia just like when it shaved close to 100 pounds off of the F430 Scuderia.

The buzz and the hype surrounding the 458 Scuderia is very real, folks. And with the Frankfurt Motor Show drawing closer and closer, we’re all going to have the answers to all these rumors. Stay tuned for more.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 458 Scuderia

Source: AutoExpress

A little more than two months after gifting us with a sick program for the McLaren MP4-12C , the folks over at Autodynamica are back at it again. This time it’s delivering a new treat for a fellow exotic: the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder .

Featuring a comprehensive program that includes a new aero kit from Vorsteiner to go with performance and suspension updates, Autodynamica really went to the well with its aftermarket work on the 458 Italia Spyder.

Obviously, the most distinctive part of the project is theVorsteiner kit , which we’ll get into later. What really got our juices flowing, though, are the performance and suspension upgrades the aftermarket company did to the 458 Italia Spyder. First, it installed new Akrapovic high flow cats, a titanium valved exhaust, carbon-fiber exhaust tips and KW suspension springs. Also added in were 20- and 21-inch HRE S101 wheels on the on the front and rear, respectively, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.

That’s not all, though. Autodynamica also gave the Ferrari supercar a new Evomsit Performance software upgrade, resulting in improved power figures to the tune of 609 horsepower, an improvement of almost 40 ponies from the standard model.

Torque numbers weren’t announced, but we expect it to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 460 pound-feet to go with an estimate 0-to-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.

Click past the jump to read about the Vorsteiner kit Autodynamica installed into the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder.

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Back in February, Hennessey Performance announced that it was preparing to update the 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider . Now, it looks like the upgrade is complete, as the tuner took the 458 Spider HPE700 out for testing.

While the tuner has not released the details on its new HPE700 package, we do know from the previous upgrade kits that the update will include a new twin-turbocharger system, plus a remapped ECU. With all these changes the final output has been taken up to more than 700 horsepower - quite an increase over the car’s standard 570 horsepower.

There is also a new set of wheels, new high-performance brakes and a new suspension system.

As an option, buyers can add in t a set of F458 sport racing catalytic converters for $4,194 for an extra 24 horsepower and 20 pound-feet of torque and a set of F458 sport headers for $4,794 that bump power by another 34 horsepower and 38 pound-feet or torque, plus they weigh 13 pounds less than the stock manifolds.

All we can say is that we cannot wait to see what the HPE850 and the HPE1000 packages can do!

Click past the jump to see the Ferrari 458 Spider by Hennessey Performance going from 0 to 150 mph.

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The Ferrari 458 Italia is one model that doesn’t really need any upgrades in our opinion. Vorsteiner doesn’t seem to agree with us, as it has unveiled a pretty comprehensive aesthetic kit for the Italian supercar. Dubbed the 458-V, this Italia wears a yellow coat and comes with plenty of carbon-fiber elements.

The tuner prepared an aerodynamic kit that includes a new add-on front spoiler, a rear deck lid spoiler, a rear diffuser package with extended aero fins and a carbon-fiber rear fog lamp housing.

The tuner offers the package with a set of VS-110 wheels sized 20 or 21 inches sizes and in a number of finishes.

Vorsteiner is apparently rather happy with the Italia’s output, as this kit offers no upgrades for the stock 4.5-liter V-8 engine, leaving the output at 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. This helps sprint the Italian supercar to 60 mph in under 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed in excess of 202 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 458-V Italia by Vorsteiner.

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This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will bring a few new bespoke models to the Ferrari lineup. Visitors will be able to to admire a bespoke FF, a "Tailor-Made" 458 Spider and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC, produced by Ferrari ’s "Special Projects" division.

This particular 458 Spider was developed through Ferrari Tailor-Made program. The model is finished in Ice White Pearl combined with contrasting Grigio Silverstone racing stripes running down the center of the bonnet, roof, tonneau cover and engine cover.

For the interior, the model will offer a combination of black and grey leather; the latter covering surfaces on the door panels, rear luggage bench, center tunnel and the extremities of the racing seats. The central part of the seats in wrapped in Gray Alcantara combined with a silver cordura stripe. Both the exterior and the interior will feature an inner carbon-fiber trim in Ice White Pearl.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari 458 Spider.

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We don’t know about you, but we are pretty tired of all this Justin Bieber drama. Seemingly ever few months we have a new story of him driving like a moron. It just keeps on repeating over and over again.

Last time he hit the front page he was accused of six moving violations in Dubai . Now it looks like on Monday night he struck a photographer with his white Ferrari 458 Italia while leaving the Laugh Factory with his friend, Lil Twist.

Up to this point, Bieber wasn’t charged with any crime for the incident, but if the photographer decides to sue The Beib, it will be the second lawsuit against him. The first one was opened just a few weeks ago when a man accuses Bieber of ordering his bodyguard to commit assault and theft of the photographer’s camera.

There are no details on why or how Beiber hit the man, but we think it is safe to say he likely wasn’t driving in the safest manner.

We don’t know about you, but we think is time for Bieber to hire a chauffeur as he is not the best driver we have seen out there. The more we hear about Beibers incidents behind the wheel of his various supercars, the more we are starting to wonder if people think that all Ferrari drivers drive like a-holes...

Click past the jump to see how bad he is behind the wheel.

Source: Zimbio
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On the U.S. market, a standard Ferrari 458 Spider is priced at $257,000. So, why is this version priced at $459,900? The answer is simple: because it is the only Verde-Kers-Lucido 458 Spider in the U.S. and one of two in the world built up to this point.

What’s so special about this paint? To be honest with you nothing much, it is just the same green paint job applied to the Hy-Kers 599 hybrid test car unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

This particular model has only 967 miles on its ticker and comes with lots of carbon-fiber insertions on the interior. The model sits on 20-inch forged dark-painted rims wrapped in Michelin tires and features Scuderia Ferrari shields. Other standard equipment includes: a front wing in carbon fiber, rear molding also in carbon fiber and diamond stitching in Nero.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari 458 Spider.

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When Ferrari launches a new-generation sports car on the market, everyone is well aware that they should expect at least three versions: a coupe, a spyder , and a Scuderia. We’ve already had our fill of the Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe and Spyder, but this new rendering of a Scuderia model got us thinking. What should we expect from Ferrari’s most fiery version of this aging model?

If this rendering from Milanno ArtWorks is any indication as to the design of the Scuderia, then we can expect a much more aggressive design illustrated by the sharp edges of the bumper followed by the sharp edge design of the front lights. Since the Scuderia name is synonymous with weight reduction, expect a weight loss similar to that of the 430 Scuderia , which lost about 220 pounds compared to the standard model. This will be done with a mostly aluminum body, since Ferrari has already made it clear that it would stick to this material rather than using carbon fiber, like the competition.

Power for the newest Scuderia monster may come from a turbocharged V-8 that will push out anywhere from 590 to 700 horsepower. At one point, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said that a 458 Scuderia would not be produced because the 458 Italia was just so advanced, so if rumors are circulating that a Scuderia will follow, then we expect to see a power output that will blow our minds. The only problem is, we won’t see it until at least the end of 2013.

Update 5/21/2013: According to Car and Driver, the long-awaited 458 Scuderia could finally show its face in Frankfurt, rounding out the 458 family. Sources also told Car and Driver that the 458 Scuderia could be inspired by the 458 Challenge race cars, which run around the track with smaller waist lines than the standard 458 Italia.

As far as power goes, the direct-injected V-8 that will power the 458 Scuderia is expected to reach an output of about 600 horsepower, significantly more than the 562-horsepower output of the standard model. Tweaks to the engine, including recalibrated ECUs could be partly responsible for the performance spike. (Car and Driver)

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari 458 Italia

Source: TeamSpeed
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This is not Kahn Design’s first tuning kit for the Ferrari 458 Spider . The the first was unveiled back in 2012 and just like this latest one, it only includes exterior and interior upgrades.

The new package starts with a lowered suspension and features a new front section and rear styling details painted in black. The car sits on Monza forged alloy wheels finished in any desired color with black painted calipers peeking through the rims.

For the exterior, the tuner opted for a very nice Grigio Alloy paint and replaced the fabric roof with a new, folding hardtop. The roof folds in 14 seconds, and is 25 kg (55 pounds) lighter than the original top.

For the interior, the only update offered is the addition of a luxurious Nero trim. As usual, Kahn offers its clients the possibility to opt for any desired color, leather or any other imagined material.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.

Okay, if you grew up through the 1980s and 1990s – yes I am dating myself here – with The Price is Right, then you likely remember that most of the cars they gave away are essentially junk by today’s standards. We can all hear the late Rod Roddy saying “A brand new car; this 1985 Chevrolet Citation…” etcetera, etcetera. When we see these reruns today, we all laugh our tails off, but the contestants were more than happy to get their 1980s econo-crapboxes.

Fast-forward 20-plus years and now we have the once-famous-now-reduced-to-riding-Bob-Barker’s-coattail Drew Carey hosting the show and prizes are equally as modern as that 1985 Citation once was. Still, we never saw a super-cool car offered up by the Price is Right folks – until now. The car offered up as the grand prize for winning “Three Strikes” in the above video was a Ferrari 458 Italia – yeah, the $285k supercar .

Unfortunately for the lady that was playing for the prize, she was given the hook in short order, thanks to three quick strikes. Then again, maybe it was a blessing, considering the taxes alone on this supercar would be nearly $25,000.

Check out the video above to see the action. If you don’t want to wait through the entire video, you can skip to the good part at about the 3-minute mark.

Click past the jump to see some of the crappy cars The Price is Right has given away


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