The guys from Underground Racing really do have some fantastic projects coming out of their North Carolina-based firm and their latest tuning project will surely match up to the newly-formed high expectations for the twin-turbo loving tuners. Most recently known for the lavish twin-turbo kits for the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago, Underground Racing is in the process of slapping on another luscious turbo kit to a different kind of supercar: the Ferrari 458 Italia.

Details on the kit have not surfaced yet, but Underground Racing has provided these teaser images as a carrot-dangling attempt to lead us to their finishline. And it most definitely worked.

The Ferrari 458 Italia by Underground Racing will no doubt feature over 1000hp, since most of their other tuning projects boast of the same type of power, and will mean a horsepower amount that will almost double that of the standard 570hp. Not bad for a vehicle that Underground Racing readily admits is already fabulous in its own right.

"Even though we were extremely impressed with the handling and all the other cool features of the 458, we knew there was something missing. So it was then time for the Underground Racing team to design a 458 Twin Turbo system. As the pictures show, this is what we came up with. We will have a Twin Turbo system with a stock engine as Stage 1. The built engine with Twin Turbo system will be stage 2."

UPDATE 09/02/2011: It’s been months since we heard anything about Underground Racing’s Twin Turbo 458 Italia, but the tuning firm has just laid out a new video showing what the sports car can do when equipped with the Twin Turbo Stage 1 package. This upgrade will leave owners with an impressive 700 rear-wheel horsepower on pump 93 octane fuel. Don’t worry, a 1,000 HP model will follow!

UPDATE 10/25/2011: How can a galloping stallion beat out a raging bull? Add a few more horses. Underground Racing has pitted their Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 Italia against Lamborghini’s all new Aventador for a little racing action. This time around the 700 rear-wheel horsepower Ferrari whipped the 700 HP Aventador into shape, but Underground Racing promises a Twin Turbo Aventador is on the way. Check out the video of the duel after the jump!

Still on the fence about the greatness Underground Racing bestows? Check out the video after the jump to see every inch of the 458 Italia as it whips down the street!

Hit the jump to check out the basic components for a typical Underground Racing twin-turbo system.

Ferrari 458 Italia by Underground Racing VS Stock Lamborghini Aventador

Underground Racing’s Twin Turbo 458 Italia with an impressive 700 rear-wheel horsepower on pump 93 octane fuel


Basic Components

- * Custom twin 76mm turbochargers
- * Turbo race headers
- * 2 TiAl billet wastegates
- * 2 TiAl billet blow off valves
- * Custom Air / Air Intercooler
- * All exhaust tubing is constructed of high quality, high flow, mandrel bent stainless steel
- * All exhaust tubing is coated with an ultra high temperature matte black ceramic coating that can withstand extended exposure to exhaust gas temperatures of 1700 degrees
- * All air intake tubing is constructed of high quality, high flow, mandrel bent stainless steel and show polished to a mirror finish
- * Premium quality high pressure T-bolt clamps are used for intake pressure tubes
- * Premium quality V-band clamps are used for exhaust connections
- * EBC Electronic Boost Controller
- * Custom heat shielding

What do you think?
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27 comments:

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

Underground Racing is well-known for its performance upgrades for the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago, most notably more turbochargers. Now it has turned its hand to the Ferrari 458 Italia.

  (40) posted on 12.15.2011

@Timothy_Nives
How could you say that? The 458 Italia has it’s own platform derived from the F1 car that Ferrari races. Some people are so dumb.

  (194) posted on 12.14.2011

It has the same platform with one of Audi’s vehicle. Anyway, it’s a good thing that this Ferrari 458 Italia can offer a more powerful engine than with Audi. Moreover, I must say that it looks so stunning on it body paint.

  (458) posted on 09.16.2011

Very impressive car. The performance of this car is fast and very well running. I want to try it as soon as possible. Hehehe

  (238) posted on 09.14.2011

I hope it has an edge to win in any underground racing and street racing. I like the twin turbo which the horsepower amount that will almost double that of the standard 570hp

  (530) posted on 09.6.2011

Yeah, The figure performance of the car is almost similar with Bugatti Veyron. BTW, aside from the upgraded engine I have to say that I also love its modification on its exterior. The specs really makes the car more powerful.

  (333) posted on 09.6.2011

The work done by the Underground Racing really is amazing. The performance of the car is quite awesome. And I think this tuned up version is more powerful compare to the work of Heffner Performance.

  (328) posted on 09.5.2011

Well, I have to say that the speed performance of the car is remarkable. its kind of amazing on how they have manage to boost the performance of the car into an impressive figure.

  (342) posted on 09.5.2011

One of the superb tuning company. I was really impressed on what they have done on the Lamborghini Murcielago. I was amazed on the 1,000 hp deliver for this car. Its really an impressive vehicle.

  (541) posted on 05.6.2011

For all the aftermarket version that I have seen, I think this one is the coolest!
I really love on how it look from the front though I was hoping for a sleeker version just like
the Z06.

  (273) posted on 05.6.2011

I agree on you on that one! The paint job makes this car look elegant just like a Mercedes car. And hey! Is this true that they have boost the power up to 1000hp! Wow!
That’s great it feels like driving a Bugatti car.

  (40) posted on 03.29.2011

why did they remove the rear fender?? lol i cant wait to see what they come up with. but Ill never be able to buy it.....(sad face)

  (1211) posted on 03.28.2011

So, what do they mean by impressive handling but something is missing? I want to read more about this article, and I hope to a race against other super cars!

  (570) posted on 03.24.2011

I think the predecessor looks much better compare to the recent modified version. However, I can see the improvement on its performance. Well nice job! 

  (377) posted on 03.11.2011

Twin turbo on a high compression in Ferrari engine is not the smartest idea though.
This may be the cause of your constant rebuilding in you car.

  (337) posted on 01.27.2011

The built engine with Twin Turbo system will be stage 2,Not bad for a vehicle that Underground Racing readily admits is already fabulous in its own right.

  (592) posted on 01.19.2011

oh!! Cars is so amazing.It cheers you up!!.Definitely,stands you on the crowd!!

  (444) posted on 01.9.2011

So, understandably, for the guys at Underground Racing, a stock Ferrari 458 Italia just won’t cut it.

  (427) posted on 01.9.2011

the kit is still in development so no performance figures have been divulged as yet. However, if Underground Racing’s previous work is any indication, you can expect it to be one heck of a power-up.

  (692) posted on 01.6.2011

why not ? it cheers me up ..i was just wondering about scud version of the italia, twin turbo and 100 kg lighter

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