We all know a Ferrari 458 Italia supercar is fast, but how does the notorious Prancing Horse match up to some of the competition that is less than half the price. We have a video here from drag times, recording a stock Ferrari 458 Italia racing an Audi RS6 with 750 horsepower, an AMS tuned Nissan GTR-R with 600 HP, and a Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 carrying 750 horsepower. These three sports cars race the Ferrari 458 on a 1 mile run, so hit the jump to see how it all went down!
A killer wide body kit conversion has been made for the Chevrolet Corvette, from the tuners at ZR1 Body Kits. The Chevy Corvette already looks great from the factory, but this look has been inspired by the C6.R Corvette racing cars, featuring an aggressive stance and exterior styling. It is available in two varieties, the more aggressive called the Extreme Style ZR1 for the C6 Z06 Grand Sport retails for $7,599, while the tuning firm also offers the mild OEM-style ZR1 body kit for $6,999. Both of these performance packages are made from fiberglass using compression molds, and is similar to what the GM OEM manufacturers use for their body panels, while keeping the factory mounting points.
The tuners at D2Forged took the Chevy Corvette ZR1 and decided to improve a sports car that doesn’t really need extra work. If you expected to see a complete Corvette ZR1 tuning package here, well I’m sorry to say this isn’t it. The tuning firm specializes in aftermarket wheels for styling cars, and hooked up this Chevy Corvette with a nice set and some new paint. These wheels offered by D2Forged are available in either 19 or 20-inches, and come with a gloss black center, chrome lip, and chrome rivets. Now the paint job is what caught my attention, the wheels just add a sporty look to the Corvette.
The Chevy Corvette has received several styling and performance upgrades from the famous GeigerCars tuners. Starting with the exterior look, the Corvette was fitted with new aero elements such as a front diffuser, wider front and rear fenders, large rear spoiler, and integrated vents along the body. The most impressive tuning took place under the hood with a new supercharger installed on the Corvette Grand Sport. From the factory the numbers are already impressive at 430 hp and 575 Nm of torque, but GeigerCars wasn’t satisfied.
The Corvette ZR1 is considered one of the most impressive sports cars in the United States, and the German tuners from Geiger Cars has taken it under their wing. Debatably one of the best performing sports cars today, the stock Corvette ZR1 features the LS9 6.2-liter small block engine that produces 647 hp and 823 Nm of torque. Geiger was able to distribute the weight better for improved handling by installing an electronically controlled sport suspension. They also added a high performance brake system with carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 394 and 381 mm. Geiger Cars decided the performance numbers were not enough, so they improved them with some simple engine tuning, and named it the GTS Corvette ZR1. With the modifications to the engine, Geiger was able to pump out 710 hp at 6,600 rpm and 918 Nm of torque at only 4,200 rpm with the Corvette ZR1.