The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the most gorgeous looking supercars you can see on the roads today. It marked the return of the aerodynamically sound supercars that cater to both performance and aesthetics, giving way to efficiency, performance and design that is both modern and stylish. The 458 however, has been out there for a while. It certainly needs a bit of a touch up – to make it as gorgeous as it was – when it was released.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is a gorgeous machine and a capable performance vehicle. The 458 Italia features a V8 engine of the “Ferrari/Maserati” F136 engine family, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine road cars.
Performance is equally impressive and the Ferrari’s official 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is 2.9-3.0 seconds, while top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph). Plenty of power, all resulting in some remarkable speed and driving dynamics. This red Ferrari 458 Italia received a set of aftermarket wheels – designed to make it look even better and also, to allow for less unsprung weight – due to the wheels’ lightweight and efficient configuration seen here.
The wheels come courtesy of HRE Performance Wheels and they fit the Ferrari 458 Italia perfectly. You can check out how they look on this beauty, all in the detailed media gallery added right below.
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The Ferrari F40 was designed and built to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and it was the last vehicle to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. It is actually a successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, another impressive heritage model, from the Italian car manufacturer.
The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel, dwo-door coupe, built from 1987 to 1992 – the end of production in 1994 was for the LM and 1996 for the GTE model – making it one of the last analogue Ferrari’s to be built overall. Power came from an enlarged, 2.9L (2936 cc) version of the GTO’s twin IHI turbocharged V8 developing 478 bhp. The F40 did without a catalytic converter until 1990 when US regulations made them a requirement for emissions control reasons. The flanking exhaust pipes guide exhaust gases from each bank of cylinders while the central pipe guides gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers. Engines with catalytic converters bear F120D code.
Ferrari F40 debuted with a factory suggested retail price of approximately US$400,000 in 1987 ($830,000 today). For some buyers, it was however needed to pay as much as US$1.6 million. 1,311 F40s were manufactured in total. This makes the F40 one of the rarest, most coveted and most respected Ferrari’s ever made. Adding a set of contemporary aftermarket forged wheels may not be the first thing that comes to mind when this vehicle is in question, but the well-known wheel company HRE Performance Wheels pulled it off perfectly.
The HRE Classic 305 design looks perfectly matched to the ’90s persona and visual design of this car overall. HRE’s Street Collection combines the technical expertise from HRE Wheels’ championship-winning racing wheels with an uncompromised attention to detail creating the ultimate in lightweight, high-strength performance forged wheels. This makes them a great lightweight option for the Ferrari F40 and they replace the OEM wheels perfectly – in both design and quality. Full photoshoot of this remarkable build is available right below.
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What better what to start your dreary Thursday morning, than a Satin Red beauty like this Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The engine in the F12 Berlinetta is a naturally aspirated 6.2 Liter V12 that produces 740 horsepower at 8500RPM. This translates into a specific output of 118 HP/l. Maximum torque of 690Nm is achieved at 6000RPM. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios developed specifically for this car’s performance. Power to weight ratio of this car is just 2.1kg/CV which is extremely impressive!
Equally impressive are the performance figures. The F12 Berlinetta drops the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) mark in only 3.1 seconds! Sprint from 100-200km/h (62-124mph) is done in 8.5 seconds. Maximum speed is rated at over 340km/h (211mph). Not surprising since this is the most powerful production car from Ferrari ever.
This F12 Berlinetta is refined with custom forged wheels, a complete widebody kit by MC Customs. It features a gorgeous & shiny Satin Red exterior finish, adding to the showcase of the curvaceous lines of this Italian beast rather nicely. We have two high-quality 1920px wallpaper sized images right below. These come from one of the most talented photographers in the automotive world. Check out the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta by William Stern Photography right below.
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The Ferrari 458 Spider may not be offered any more, but it’s still raising quite an interest in the automotive world. It is no wonder that a company named Carlex Design took upon themselves to further modify the supercar’s interior, giving it another exclusivity note. The vehicle’s interior is completely revamped. The combination of red-on-black color choice throughout, works beautiful on the black supercar overall.
The Ferrari 458 Spider comes with a beautifully sounding, high-revving and powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine. It packs 570PS and 540 Nm of torque (398 lb-ft), allowing it to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 3.4 seconds. It will accelerate all the way up to around 200mph (320km/h), giving its owner plenty of thrill along the way. Take a look at the revamped 458’s interior, as a full media gallery is available below.
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