Typically, a sports car zooming past you in a bumblebee-type yellow attracts more attention than Charlie Sheen at a porn star convention. Now looking at the Ferrari 458 Italia in all of its pure awesomeness, one would think that same idea would apply. However, Mansory has shown us that this indeed isn’t the case with their new 458 Italia tuning package called the Mansory Siracusa, revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
In what seems to be an effort to douse the Ferrari in a color that resembles alien vomit, Mansory has chosen a yellow and black color scheme for the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Then the tuner attached an outrageous bodykit turning the beautiful 458 into a reject getaway car for our green, out-of-this-world friends.
One of the few redeeming qualities of the Mansory Siracusa is the insane weight reduction attained thanks to the abundant use of carbon fiber. Each single element of the aerodynamic design is manufactured in perfect surface quality and exactly fitted to the automobile. You can only imagine what that does to the power output. This is the place where the Mansory Siracusa wins us over, albeit with our eyes closed.
UPDATE 03/04/2011: Don’t like the strange yellow covering up the Mansory Siracusa? Well, one of our readers agreed and has offered it up in a tasty red. Check it out after the jump!
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Exterior and Interior
The exterior package of the Mansory Siracusa features a new striking apron with optimized air inlets, newly designed side skirts, and a new rear diffuser which is fitted into the new back skirt that helps to stabilize the rear during high velocities. In connection to the rear wing, this rear diffuser generates contact pressure at the rear axle. The body kit is made of carbon fiber and helps reduce the car’s total weight by 70 kilos (154 lbs). Anything that isn’t carbon fiber gets that strange yellow exterior color.
The yellow and black color scheme makes its way into the interior of the vehicle as well. The interior combines delicate leather, ultra-suede, and carbon with newly developed full size airbags, a sports steering wheel with yellow accenting, and aluminum pedals. The newly trimmed seats have yellow stitching and the floor mats are trimmed in yellow as well.
With the Siracusa package, Mansory focused on improving the car’s weight, instead of fiddling around with the engine. In doing so, Mansory was still able to get an extra 20hp from the standard Italia’s 4,499 cc V8 engine thanks to an optimized engine management, a sports air filter, and a sports exhaust system. With the new 590 HP, the Siracusa will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds (from a standard 3.4 secs) and will hit a top speed of 205 mph (up from 201mph).
Mansory has yet to announce any prices for their 458 Italia conversion. If you are interested in this transformation. give them a call.
It’s going to be difficult for Mansory to get people to buy their tuning package when there is a package from Novitec Rosso sharing - or better yet stealing - the spotlight at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Novitec’s 458 Italia comes with a total output of 609 HP with a top speed of 205 mph. Plus, their kit doesn’t come with over-the-top design cues.
If it was only based on power output, Wheelsandmore’s take on the 458 Italia would win, hands down, with a total output of 620 HP out of the V8 engine. The exterior package looks pretty impressive too.
- Carbon fiber body kit
- Faster than standard version
- Improved aerodynamics
- Yellow and carbon fiber do not mesh well in this case
- Worst looking 458 Italia ever
- The interior is as bad as the exterior