In the past few months, DMC has focused its attention on the Lamborghini Aventador , but sometimes enough is enough! Now the tuner changed its point of view and decided to update another Italian supercar: the Ferrari 458 Spider .
The new package is called 458 Spider "Elegante" and it includes both performance and aerodynamic updates. The base 458 Spider packs a 4.5-liter V-8 powerplant that delivers a total of 570 horsepower, but that wasn’t enough for DMC. The 458 Italia Elegante package includes a remapped ECU and a new stainless-steel exhaust system. these updates are enough to increase the prancing horse’s output to a healthy 608 horsepower.
Once the tuner finished its work under the hood, DMC focused its attention on the car’s aerodynamic features. For this, it installed a new front lip spoiler, a new hood, new side skirts and a blade wing on the backside. DMC also installed a series of new elements made in carbon fiber, including: side-view mirrors, front wings, rear diffuser and fog light covers.
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Ferrari 458 Spider Elegante by DMC in Detail
More power and a new aerodynamic kit requires a new set of wheels. DMC opted for three-piece, forged-alloy wheels, sized 21 inches up front and 22 inches on the rear. These rollers are wrapped in Pirelli Sport Tires sized 255/30R21 up front and 335/25R22 for the rear. DMS further enhanced the already awesome handling of the 458 by adding in a set of sport springs.
Though DMC doesn’t offer any interior shots, it did mention that this package culminated with fine-Italian leather and carbon fiber inside the cabin. The interior is also upgradable through a series of smaller packages that DMC offers for the 458 Italia.
DMC has traditionally been famous for Lamborghini, but their recent take on the F12 Ferrari was a big hit which made the luxury tuner hungry for more. By releasing the 458 Spider "Elegante" today, the Germans continue their take to catch market share in the Maranello quarters.
Let’s start with the candies, DMC’s 458 Performance Package, and the Forged Rims:
The standard 458 Italia comes with 570 PS, but that’s just too kind for the tuners from Duesseldorf. DMC have developed a performance package that pushes the the Stallion from Modena to the 608 PS mark, a strength which enables the car to reach peak torque of 568 Nm. This newly gained power, is in largely achieved thanks to a remapped engine management system for optimised ignition and injection, and their Stainless Steel Exhaust.
All this is supported by a new set of forged Rims and Sport Springs: Designed as an upgrade to the OEM wheels, DMC decided to develop for a combination of 21" at the front and 22" at the rear. This does not only further add to the picture of a Lion waiting for its prey, but also improves the overall handling. And even though they are larger than their OEM siblings, they are some of the lightest found, because of their forged alloy nature. The sport springs finalise the new appearance by supporting the new weight-ratio and handling. The front is using Pirelli Sport Tyres in dimensions of 255/30, while the rear has the 12x22 dimension in dimensions 335/25. It is crucial to mention that DMC is using the highest-grade 3 piece wheels made of forged alloy, which can be ordered in either Virgin Gold or any other finish that the exclusive clientele sees fit.
The Body Kit, is a massive improvement upon the OEM look. Following DMC tradition, it features an whole new, aggressive new look, which is put together by a complete aerodynamic package:The front features a prominent new lip splitter, which not only extends the car, but also improves the overall road stability.The front hood is completely replaced with an aggressive vented version, the extended side skirts not only add to a better road stability by using a pair of diffuser plates, but also stand out with flaps that match the ones that are also found on the front splitter. The trunk receives a blade wing, which was designed to suit aerodynamic flow on top as well as under it. Carbon Fiber mirrors, front wings, rear diffusers and fog light covers add the exclusive touch that we know from the High-End refiner.
It’s worthwhile to mention that DMC guarantees again no visible damage by using their components, the car can be, at any time, be returned to the OEM look, which can be useful.
The package is finalised with exclusive interior refinements using italian fine leathers and carbon finer. Plenty of buttons and trims are available as a small package, a redesigned steering wheel adds on to complete a medium package or the whole interior can be redone for the VIP package. Small and Medium Projects can be done remotely, but the car needs to be shipped to Germany if a whole interior make-over is requested.