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Another week, another program for DMC.

This time, DMC has dressed up a Ferrari 458 Italia with not only a custom stealthy black finish, but a custom body kit that’s befitting of its name: Elegante.

This isn’t the first time DMC has used the Elegante kit on the 458, but it is the first time the coupe got the treatment — last time it was the 458 Spider that received the kit.

The Elegante body kit is as comprehensive as its name leads you to believe. It’s got all the usual digs we’ve come to expect from DMC, including a new front spoiler lip, larger side skirts and a new rear bumper with a modified diffuser setup.

The engine also gets some minor performance upgrades that pump it up to a stout 608 horsepower, thanks in large part to a remapped ECU and a new stainless-steel exhaust system. That’s a pretty healthy upgrade from its stock 562 horsepower from its base 4.5-liter V-8.

Far be it for us to judge the number supercars DMC modifies, we still go back to our belief of quantity is only as good as the quality. So far, DMC is proving that saying true with one quality program after another.

DMC, you’re skills in tuning supercars have no bounds.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari 458 Italia

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About a month ago, Ferrari asked its fans to help it name its new Formula 1 car. With a total of 369,711 votes, fans have chosen the name F14T. This name was preferred to names like F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and F616. Broken down, the F14T name means: F - Ferrari, 14 - 2014 racing season and T turbocharged engine.

Ferrari received a total of 1,123,741 votes from all over the globe — 208 countries in total — with most of the votes coming from Italy followed by Spain and the United States. The difference between the winner and the second place — F166 Turbo — was of just 19,104 votes or 1.7 percent. The other names were voted as follow: third F14 Scuderia (18.8 percent), followed by F14 Maranello (12.3 percent) and F616 (4.8 percent).

Ferrari announced that the new F14T will be officially unveiled on January 25th, 2014. The car will be driven at this year’s Formula 1 World Championship by Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen where it will race cars from Mercedes AMG and Renault .

Click past the jump to read more about the future 2014 Formula 1 Season.

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Apparently, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a very tunable car, as in the past few months we’ve seen tons of tuning kits, and today is time for another one coming from Luxury Customs from Switzerland.

The car was delivered by a client who wanted to get a blacked-out 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia to turn a few heads. As a result, the supercar was updated with tinted windows and taillights, blacked-out chrome logos and trim and a sleek black exterior paint. The Italia also car rides on a set of ADV.1 alloy wheels with yellow brake calipers peeking through.

Along with the dark trim, the model’s aggressive appearance was also upgraded with an exterior kit that includes a new front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a new rear diffuser that further improves the aggressive look of the prancing horse.

There are no performance upgrades included in this kit, so the Italia retains its 4.5-*liter V-8 that cranks out 562 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 458 Italia by Luxury Customs.

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Do you remember the Performance Data Recorder Chevrolet unveiled for the 2015 Corvette Stingray earlier this year? Now Ferrari announced a similar system called "Telemetry" and draws its inspiration from the company’s Formula 1 experience.

Ferrari ’s "Telemetry" is a real-time telemetry system and will be available on the F12berlinetta , 458 Speciale and LaFerrari . This system will allow the driver to monitor the car’s position and analyze its performance, by recording driving sessions and displaying the main data on the instrument binnacle.

This system will offer performance details like braking points or speed out of corners. In order to offer these details, the system uses the slew of signals coming from the car, like the accelerator and brake pedal angle, gear shifts, rpms and more.

The same system is currently used by Scuderia Ferrari technicians working with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen during test sessions and Formula 1 grands prix.

The Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale is one bad mutha, and that’s putting it in a PG-13 light.

It’s everything you want in a Ferrari this side of the LaFerrari . It’s powerful, limited, and downright awesome to look at, the 458 Speciale is as it’s name implies: special.

So when you have a car that looks and performs like a rock star, aftermarket companies are going to be lining up to get a piece of this mighty Ferrari, including Novitec Rosso .

In some ways, it’s not surprising that Novitec Rosso would be one of the first tuners to get its hands on a 458 Speciale. And we know what happens when it has a Ferrari on its hands. Aftermarket awesomeness!

In this particular case, Novitec’s work on the 458 Speciale is limited to a Stage 1 kit, which pretty much means a simple engine tune and a new set of wheels. With 600 horsepower on tap from the factory, Novitec was able to bump it up to 622 horsepower. Sure, it’s not a massive increase, but it appears to be a small sample of bigger things to come. There’s also a set of custom Novitec NF4 forged wheels that are finished in black with bright yellow rims, and blacked out taillights.

That’s the extent of Novitec Rosso’s Stage 1 kit for the 458 Speciale. More importantly, though, the program suggests that there could be a Stage 2 or possibly Stage 3 kit. That’s what we’re definitely looking forward to.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale

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What’s the best way to start a new year? There are limitless answers to this question of course, but YouTube user Marchettino had the best experience yet in our opinion, as he got to drive his friend’s Ferrari F12berlinetta through the hills of the French Coast! He also said that in the past he had the chance to have the same experience behind the wheel of a Ferrari Enzo !

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a sports exhaust system with a dual end pipes that create a the magical note you can hear in this video.

It’s not only the exhaust note that makes this video so cool, but also those winding roads and the incredible scenery that the F12 flies through. We’re sure you’re gonna love this one.

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At the beginning of 2013, Novitec Rosso unveiled its N-Largo package for the Ferrari F12berlinetta , but up to this point, we haven’t had the chance to see the car in action nor have we heard its V-12 engine roar.

Today, however, Christian Gebhardt revealed a video of the new F12 N-Largo revving its engine and of it in action on the track. The test drive was made by the folks over at VOS - Vison of Speed.

As a reminder, Ferrari F12 N-Largo by Novitec Rosso was equipped with specially calibrated mapping for the fuel injection and ignition systems, allowing the V-12 engine will deliver a total of 763 horsepower — an increase of 23 horsepower over the F12berlinetta’s standard 740 horsepower. Top speed was also increased from 211 to 214 mph.

The tuner also included an aerodynamic kit made completely from carbon fiber, an updated interior and new set of wheels.

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Back in July, we heard the first rumors of a possible return to Le Mans competition for Ferrari . We heard the first semi-official confirmation of this return in December when Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo , decided to comment on those rumors.

The firestorm is now growing, as a very strange Ferrari prototype was caught testing on the Mugello race track, which may be the ultimate confirmation that the Italian company could indeed return to Le Mans .

A while ago, we came across a video that revealed a LaFerrari testing something other than its usual hybrid powertrain. Now, new rumors suggest that the engine tested was not a turbocharged V-6 engine, but likely a supercharged V-8 engine or a hybrid powertrain that are more suitable for endurance racing.

Along with the new engine, the Le Mans LaFerrari will also be equipped with lots of aerodynamic modifications and a huge rear wing to produce the downforce needed for racing, according to the above image.

Click past the jump for a full list of Ferrari victories at Le Mans and to read more about the regular LaFerrari.

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It seems like we are off to a good start with news from Ferrari this new year. Recently, we brought you stories of highly cherished, classic Ferraris that will hit the auction block in 2014 and a brand new LaFerrari popping up at a used car dealership . The asking price is three times that of a brand new La Ferrari .

If $3.2 million for a used LaFerrari seems rather steep, then you’ll likely be outraged by the roughly $3 million asking price of this used Ferrari Enzo . Yes, the F60 that preceded the LaFerrari.

Ferrari built just 400 examples of the Enzo, which makes it even rarer than the LaFerrari , which will see a 499 unit production run. This very example of the 2003 Ferrari Enzo is up for sale at Fusion Luxury Motors in Los Angeles with just 354 miles on its ticker.

It is the last of the V-12 Ferraris with fewer computers and electric motors. The Ferrari Enzo is widely regarded as one of the most awesome Ferrari models ever manufactured .

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari Enzo

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Ferrari unveiled the first details on the 458 Challenge Evoluzione at the end of 2013, but all we got then were some images of the car. Now, YouTube user NM2255 managed to spot the car in action on the Monza race track. You will not only see the car cruising around the track, but you will also be able to enjoy its beautiful exhaust note!

For the 2014 model year, the 458 Challenge Evoluzione was improved with a more aggressive aerodynamic kit that includes a new rear wing for increased downforce and a new front splitter. Ferrari also focused on making the car lighter to help it accelerate more quickly and handle better.

The only thing that remained untouched from the base 458 Italia was the 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers the same 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.


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