Vorsteiner is on their first upgrade for the Ferrari 458 Italia, but this latest one looks amazing. This time the tuner wanted to remain true to the heritage of this Ferrari beauty, but in the same time wanted to develop a program that will improve the vehicle’s performance and aesthetics.
For this latest program, Vorsteiner decided to include a new set of Vorsteiner VS-110 forged monoblock forged aluminum wheels in a one-piece design. The wheels are sized 20-by-8.5 inches up front and 20-by-11 inches at the rear and are painted in a gun metal finish with Ferrari center caps. What we like even more about this package is that stunning yellow paint that makes the 458 Italia looking even more stunning.
The tuner made no updates under the hood, but who needs them, right? With its 570-horsepower 4.5-liter V-8 engine, the 458 Italia can really easy go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and goes up a top speed of 202 mph.
Unfortunately the tuner did not reveal the prices for these upgrades, but we will have the details pretty soon.
Remember when Ferrari threw a fit back in December when a teaser of the Ferrari F70 was leaked during an event in China? It took them over two months, but now it appears that the Italian automaker is embracing the leaked teaser, releasing a clearer version of it on their official Instagram account.
The photo was accompanied by a message from Ferrari that pretty much confirms what we’ve all known for quite some time now: it’s coming to the Geneva Motor Show.
"Geneva Motor Show I am coming to take your hearts away," the text said, before adding that the "Most Powerful HyperFerrari on its way to take your breath away, a hypercar which can eclipse any competition. Formula1 technology direct inherited into this masterpiece, a car which can turn into a corner as quick as a Formula1 car, a car packed with downforce as a real Formula1 car."
If there ever was any clearer indication of Ferrari’s intention with the F70, the hashtag they ended their message with pretty much makes it clear: #destroythecompetition.
February 14th is just around the corner and you all know what that day means. If you haven’t prepared a gift just yet, Ferrari has prepared something for you: a new pair of sunglasses inspired by their Scuderia team.
The new 2013 Scuderia sunglasses features a frame made in TR90 Grilamid - an ultra-light memoflex material specially developed for the aeronautic industry. Additionally, each model will be offered with a copper-colored metal nose bridge, Thermolast rubber applications and with two pairs of interchangeable Zeiss polycarbonate lenses: one colored in Orange and the other with a Red Multilayer lens. Each unit will be offered with a genuine regenerated red leather case.
Still, if you want to surprise your loved one with these amazing sunglasses, you have to prepare a pretty big budget as they are priced at €198 (around $270 at the current exchange rates). Deliveries will be made from the end of February.
Ferrari will unveil the new F70 — aka the Enzo successor — next month at the Geneva Motor Show. However, this is still one month away and we are doing all we can to dig up as much information about it as we can up until that point.
Today, one of our favorite Youtube users, Marchettino, caught an F70 prototype out for a testing session and, for the first time, we can hear the 6.3-liter V-12 engine’s amazing soundtrack. The car made plenty of full-throttle accelerations at Fiorano racetrack with a Ferrari Enzo next to it. Unfortunately, it slowed for every turn, so we didn’t get to see how well it handles – we assume there is a structural reason for the mule’s snail-speed cornering.
To no one’s surprise, the sound that the exhaust system emits is similar to the F12berlinetta, as the two supercars share the same engine, but the F70 has a distinctively higher exhaust note, giving it a more racecar-like sound.
Watch the video and let us know what you think about the amazing sound of the F70’s sound.
Usually, Hennessey shows interests in American sports cars, but now the tuner is preparing to update the look and the output level of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. All the tuner currently announced for the Italian roadster is an HPE800 tuning kit that we know will deliver up to 800 horsepower, but you shouldn’t be very surprised to see an HPE1000 package – a 1,000-horsepower variant – announced for the 458 Spider.
A similar kit was announced for the McLaren MP4-12C and it included an upgraded intercooler system, air-intake system, and ball-bearing turbochargers, as well as ECU updates and, of course, a new Hennessey titanium exhaust system. So, we can expect a similar offering for the 458 Italia.
Of course, a series of exterior updates will also be offered, and they include a new hood with larger intercoolers, new front and rear bumpers and a new set of wheels. For the interior, we will see numerous carbon-fiber, Alcantara and leather updates.
Full details will be unveiled in the near future, so stay tuned!
A week after teasing us with their new 2013 Formula One race car, Ferrari has finally pulled the covers off of their 2013 racer with every intention of using it to finally supplant Red Bull’s three-year dominance in the racing series.
The car is called the "F138" and if you didn’t know the meaning behind the designation, we’re here to tell you what F138 means. The "F" obviously stands for ’Ferrari’ while the "13" signifies the year - 2013 - where the car is going to race. As for the "8", that’s the number of cylinders the race car carries. There’s plenty of significance for the V-8, at least as far as Ferrari is concerned. With the engine ending its Formula One run this year — the series will switch to turbocharged V-6 engines in 2014 — Ferrari saw fit to pay homage to the departing naturally aspirated 2.4-liter V-8 engine, hence the inclusion in the official designation of the car.
2012 runner-up Fernando Alonso will spearhead Ferrari’s attempt to finally end Red Bull’s three-year reign, where he will be once again joined by teammate Felipe Massa. We have no expectations for Massa this year, but Alonso’s a different case altogether.
If there’s anybody that can dethrone Red Bull and three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, it’s Alonso and the Ferrari F138.
Sure, this review comes over a year since we first saw the 458 Spider, but there is no doubt that it is the best we have seen! Chris Harris got the chance to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Spider and drove it "like a complete idiot." Sorry, his words, not ours! Translated, this means he pushed the car to its limits and beat it like it stole his last £10. The result? Well, watch for yourself and be the judge of that!
Maybe a spider version is not as stiff and responsive as the coupe - many people think that a Ferrari should always have a top - but that V-8 engine is nonetheless astounding.
With 570 horsepower under the hood, it seems like the Ferrari 458 is inviting you to push it to the limits and it looks like there is always room for more. Chris Harris was happy to oblige, as he pushed the 458 Italia Spider about as far as it could go.
As expected, a hand-selected group of clientele got the first look at the upcoming Ferrari F150 — the successor to the Enzo supercar. While that is not huge news itself, there is some big news coming from the folks that attended the showing. We won’t get to see any images of the event, but we do get to enjoy the first details on the supercar’s final specifications.
According to people who actually saw the car at a private event in Maranello, the future F150 will be powered by a V-12 engine combined with the latest HY-KERS electric hybrid system for a total output of 950 horsepower. The next F150 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and to 124 mph in 7 seconds. It will peak out at an insane 229 mph.
The new Ferrari F150 will be limited to only 499 units and will be available in only three exterior colors. The supercar will be priced at €1.2 million (about $1.6 million at the current exchange rates) and its official debut will be made at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It will the road in December 2013.
Soon, apparently, has arrived after the German tuner also unveiled a new program for the Ferrari FF. As is always the case with Wheelsandmore, the list of modifications included in their project mainly caters to engine modifications, a set of new wheels, and if it calls for it, a series of suspension tweaks.
In this case, the power upgrade on the FF comes in two stages. Stage One comes with an ECU upgrade with matching chip tuning, boosting the output up to 684 horsepower and 520 pounds-feet of torque from 660 horsepower and 504 pounds-feet of torque. Stage One will run you €3,782 (about $5,122 at the current exchange rates).
If that isn’t enough for you, you can opt for the Stage Two upgrade, which consists of enhanced ECU and chip tuning upgrades, and a stainless-steel exhaust system, netting an output of 700 horsepower and 527 pounds-feet of torque. This stage will drain your bank account of €9,244 ($12,521).
A new set of 21-inch 6 Sporz² ultra-light forged wheels were also fitted into the FF, all four of which have been wrapped with 255/30R21 Pirelli P Zero Nero tires. The wheels, in particular, can be upgraded to include a carbon-look center, white outside rim and white colored inlays. The rims and tires will run you a cool €13,361 ($18,097)
As for the stock exhaust system, that can be taken out in favor of a completely new stainless-steel, handcrafted exhaust system with remote operable valve flaps. This exhaust will set you back €5,042 ($6,829). With the new exhaust in place, Wheelsandmore was able to cut the overall weight of the FF and add an extra 20 horsepower. This stainless-steel exhaust system is already included in the price and horsepower output of the Stage Two package.
Lastly, Wheelsandmore is developing a suspension kit that is not quite ready. We’ll let you know once that hits the market.
All told, the program is right on up with what we’ve come to expect from Wheelsandmore. Impressive power upgrades, fancy new wheels, and a look that’s distinctly their own.
The chances to catch a supercar testing on public roads are pretty few, so when it happens, we get pretty excited. We are doubly excited when we are talking about an Italian supercar that everyone is anxiously awaiting. People may call it in different things — F70, F150, etc. — but we all know it as the new "Ferrari Enzo."
The new F150 — we strongly hope this won’t be the final name — will be powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 hybrid drivetrain dubbed the HY-KERS system. This system will deliver a total of 920 horsepower and will considerably improve the car’s performance numbers when compared to the original Enzo. For example, the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) will be reduced by 10 percent to 6.5 seconds.
The new Ferrari F150 is expected to be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show and when it hits showrooms, it will take on models like McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. The only downside is that it will be limited to only 500 units.
As you can clearly see from the spy shots, the F150 is still not near completion, as it still features that odd-looking fascia, which looks almost like a largemouth bass about to gobble up a worm. The backside, on the other hand, looks like it is just some mild adjustments away from being in production form. With the Geneva Auto Show sneaking up, Ferrari needs to get this beast all wrapped up soon.