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.
YouTube user Marchettino managed to shoot another great video and this time he got inside a Ferrari FXX Evolution and filmed a couple of exciting laps at Imola. The sound of the V-12 engine invading the cockpit is just awesome; at least this is what he claims, which he backs up with this sweet video.
The FXX Evoluzione was powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that developed a total of 860 horsepower. The engine was mated to a six-speed, paddle-shift F1-style transmission and sprinted the supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
When compared to a base FXX , the Evolution package added a new rear diffuser and rear flaps, which increases aerodynamic efficiency by 25 percent, increased engine output by 70 horsepower, lowered shift times by 20 milliseconds and much, much more.
To help give you a better idea on what a great opportunity this was for Marchettino, keep in mind that the FXX Evos are usually auctioned for more than $2 million.
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.
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.
If you have over $4 million in your bank account and you cannot find a way to spend it, we offer you two solutions. You can either hand some over to us or you can snag up a pair of supercars previously owned by Michael Schumacher. We are not talking about some ordinary supercars either - not that any supercars are “normal” - but about a specially designed Ferrari Enzo and an unique FXX .
The two supercars were put on sale by supercar dealer, Garage Zenith, and are priced as follows: almost $1.5 million for the Enzo and $2.7 million for the FXX.
What makes the two vehicles so special, besides being driven by the Formula 1 champion, of course? Well, both of them were specially designed for Schumacher and are even more unique than the original models. The Enzo features a few famous signatures under the hood, including Ferrari’s chairman Luca di Montezemolo. The FXX is the only one in the world to don a black paint scheme. For a little extra uniqueness, Schumacher drove the FXX at Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome back in 2009.
Both models were given to Schumacher as a sign of appreciation for his achievements.
Click past the jump to read more about the FXX and Enzo.
Back in 2011, Zahir Rana , the owner of the ZR Auto Dealership, somehow managed to "park" a heavilty tuned EDO Competition Ferrari Enzo straight into the Atlantic Ocean during the 2011 Targa Newfoundland.
Right after the incident, the Enzo was flown back to the Edo Competition garage where the tuner had to do a massive repair. It all started by removing the sea water and all the damaged parts. The tuner also decided to install a new aerodynamic package with styling inspired by the FXX supercar. The interior and the wheels are also new.
After one and a half year, the work on the car was done and the Enzo was successfully resurrected. On Monday, the ZXX flew with the Cargolux to Calgary, where it was taken over by one happy owner.
Let’s just hope he will decide to drive the car away from the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
With Father’s day getting closer, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what present you are going to buy him. We do know that Father’s Day is more about showing your appreciation, but if you have a secret bank account somewhere that has an extra $6.2 million in it, this collection might be the perfect gift.
It includes three of the greatest Ferrari models ever built: a 1990 F40 ; a 1995 F50 ; and a 2003 Enzo . This group of premium Ferraris is only available as a collection, as the seller will not separate them.
For your $6.2 million, you will get three supercars with a little over 200 miles on the ticker. The F40 and F50 are painted in Rosso Corsa, while the Enzo gets a very cool Rosso Scuderia exterior paint.
The Enzo is just one of the seven models produced in Rosso Scuderia and one of the only two ever built to US-specs.
Click past the jump to read more about the three models.
A real LaFerrari costs €1.3 million (about $1.7 million), which is apparently a bargain for the 1,000 clients who placed orders for the new supercar, but way too much for ordinary people like us. The second problem is that the LaFerrari will be limited to only 499 units, so most of us will never even have the chance to see it on the streets.
Luckily for us, the folks over at BBR have developed a LaFerrari that’s a little closer to our budget. Sure it can’t be driven on the road, as it is just a 1:18 scale model; but even so, it will look mighty fine sitting to your desk.
The 1:18 LaFerrari is priced at €361.18 (about $472) and will be available for order starting June 20th. BBR is also offering a special edition with a gloss-carbon-fiber roof priced at €372.08 ($486). This version will be limited to only 149 units. If the 1:18 scale model is still a little rich for your taste, you can also get a 1:43 scale model in red, Yellow Modena or black for just €157.90 (about $206).
Remember, Father’s day is just around the corner (June 16th) and this would be a great present for any Ferrari fan that can’t quite afford one. You can preorder one through BBR Models’ website.
Click past the jump to read more about the LaFerrari.