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2011 Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

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!

A big thanks to reader, Apackofweasels!

Hit the jump to read more about the Mansory Siracusa.

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

Exterior and Interior

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

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.

Engine

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

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).

Prices

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

Mansory has yet to announce any prices for their 458 Italia conversion. If you are interested in this transformation. give them a call.

Competition

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa

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.

Mansory 458 Italia Siracusa
LOVE IT
  • Carbon fiber body kit
  • Faster than standard version
  • Improved aerodynamics
LEAVE IT
  • Yellow and carbon fiber do not mesh well in this case
  • Worst looking 458 Italia ever
  • The interior is as bad as the exterior


15 comments:

It looks like the Milano. smiley Anyway, this Siracusa is really oozing with angst, and its yellow and black body paint absolutely looks so great on it. Moreover, I’m already impressed with the maximum speed of it.

I like the interior part of the car. The colorful lining in the car is great and the chair is like a chair massage. The design is very great.

The yellow color reminds me of Camaro so I will not prefer that color. The red paint job shows the sportiness of the car . I wonder if this car is available in red-black theme?

I prefer the red and black theme of the vehicle. Its sportiness and pure awesomeness was really taken from the Italia. The power output of the car is quite impressive though its kind of depressing that they haven’t removed the speed limit of the car.

Me either I don’t like the color yellow for it reminds me of American muscle car- Camaro! The photoshopped color red looks better and thanks Apackofweasels. BTW, there are some part of the wheel that is not red, is it just like that or forgot to edit that part?

I don’t think that there’s something wrong with the Camaro. However,
I’m at ease looking at this car in red color. I think it looks better and admiring.

Well, the 458 is really a good car looking car, no matter what color it is. But I definitely would go for the yellow on this one, since it looks rather unique.

I would definite go with the yellow one on this. Red is really cool on a Ferrari, but it feels a tad too common. The yellow paint job really looks refreshing.

Now the red one makes it harder to choose between the two color schemes.
Red really meshes in well with any Ferrari, but it certainly stands out with this one.

Kinda looks like a different car altogether now. The yellow and black indeed worked superbly on this one. Hope this one doesn’t burn easily because of the “458 curse”.

I am not a fan of the yellow so I had someone photoshop it into red. Is there a way I can upload that image?

Agreed. This one is probably one of the most kickass 458’s that I have seen. The yellow with black accents really made it look fierce and the nose job is rather great.

Try to imagine it in another color other than yellow and you can start to appreciate some of the design aspects of this. It looks like an updated version of a two-seat sports car. I would probably stick in one of my rotary engines that is rated at over 2000 horses, some flywheels to store excess energy generated by the generator the engine would spin, an 1800 horse generator, and twin 750-horse electric motors to spin the back wheels.

Honestly it doesn’t caught my attention. It’s not even good looking in person and it
really looked like the 2010 version of the 308.
It looks like something a Transformer vomits up after a stomach bug. It was a definitely a surprise to see it, but the FXX and 599XX really were the star attractions. Can’t wait to see a 599 GTO.

Who wrote this? Are they blind?

This is by far the BEST looking 458. The 458 Italia from the factory is funky, kind of ugly. The Novitec does little to improve it. This fixes the problem. The main problem with the 458 is the ugly as a catfish nose. Replace that with a nose inspired by the Enzo and it is awesome. Then throw on a rear wing to improve style and downforce.
The interior is also very sick.

I do agree with the color though, it would be really nice in red, but this is a weird yellow.

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