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.
Just recently released, the NOVITEC program for the Lamborghini Aventador SV looks pristine. The carbon fiber additions and newly introduced wheels, make the limited edition model from the supercar maker even more beautiful. The NOVITEC program features a full carbon fiber aero program, a brand new exhaust system, new wheels and engine tuning as well, making it more appealin’ in both the visual and performance areas equally.
The NOVITEC program for the Aventador has been developed for maximum form and function. The complete aerodynamic package has been designed and wind tunnel tested in light weight carbon fiber. The NOVITEC aerodynamic components provide improved aerodynamics, while giving the vehicle a more aggressive appearance. Motor performance has been achieved through upgraded engine management software and high quality exhaust systems available in the ultra lightweight material Inconel or stainless steel.
To maximize driving performance, suspension components and tailor made wheel and tire combinations provide maximum contact with the road. The wheels are made by Vossen Wheels and they feature a lightweight, rigid and forged wheel solution, capable of handling the power & torque of this performance model. The NOVITEC program is completed in the cockpit where a wide range of products are offered in carbon fiber. Quite a remarkable combination. The full photoshoot of the NOVITEC Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce program is available right below.
This Grigio Lynx Lamborghini Huracán is a marvel of modern Italian supercar design and a true showcase of the aftermarket industry as well. Coming courtesy of ADV.1 Wheels, it features their freshly released wheels + aftermarket lightweight aerodynamic additions, made from carbon fiber – naturally.
The Lamborghini Huracán comes with the same the 5.2 L naturally aspirated V10 engine from the Gallardo. For the newest model, the engine is tuned for 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp). To ensure its balance and performance, the car is mid-engined. This provides the Huracán with an excellent set of performance virtues in such a configuration. The V10 engine installed provides the car with enough power to propel the car from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.2 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 202mph or 325km/h for European fans – that is.
The carbon fiber parts installed come courtesy of 1016 Industries and Dynamic Turbo that completed the project. Featuring a carbon fiber front lip, side skirts, and rear wing, unlike some builds out there, it looks pretty aggressive and clean. Unlike many other kits on the market, these aero parts were designed primary with form meets function in mind. Industry leaders in the Aerospace field were brought in as private consultants to provide input on the overall performance and design of the body kit.
For the Huracan’s newest wheel choice the company went with the thin multispoke wheel setup. They opted out for the popular ADV10 design and ran it through the spin cycle creating the ADV10R. The ADV10R M.V2 CS is a two piece directional 10 spoke wheel. It includes the same aggressive design, strength optimized, and lightweight properties that the company’s popular race bred Competition Spec Series is known for as well. It brings a level of class, aggression, but above all, a high-quality choice for owners that wish to have only the best installed for their vehicles.
The below photoshoot is done by the amazing automotive photographer William Stern. His work is impressive, specially when the camera is pointed at such a vehicle. Check out the full shoot below and enjoy the video as well.
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.