The tuners at SR Auto have released these pictures of the Ferrari 458 Italia they are calling the “Project Ice Blade“. The tuning company has been recognized around the world for their projects and this one proves just why. Aftermarket parts found on this build include a new body kit and wheels to improve the styling. Since they mostly focus on exterior modifications, we are sad to say the performance of Ferrari was left untouched.
German tuning company Wheelsandmore have released this stunning Ferrari 458 Italia called the “Perfetto” program. Italian for perfect, this exotic sports car is exactly that with a sinister look and just the right modifications. On the exterior are some minor improvements with carbon fiber parts installed for the rear diffuser, rear fog lamp trim, fuel cap, mirrors and spoiler fins. Inside the same lightweight carbon was used along the dashboard and center console.
Tuning company Evolution 2 Motorsport has released this brand new Emozione program for the sexy Ferrari 458 Italia. They start off with a new front splitter, mirror covers, new mesh and trim for the front bumper, rear spoiler and a double vented rear diffuser. All these aftermarket parts were brought together with a two-tone paint job featuring unique blue and silver style along the skirts and roof. Meanwhile, the exterior was completed with a brand new set of 21-inch alloy rims wrapped in high performance tires.
For owners of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider who want a sportier and enhanced look for their ride, then turn to Novitec Rosso for this new kit. The German tuning company unveiled this package for the brand new sports car that was offered to public right after the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Performance specifications from the factory show a 4.5-liter V8 powerplant capable of producing 570 horsepower. After Novitec Rosso got their hands on one, they installed a new carbon fiber air box, aftermarket exhaust system, and wrapped it together with some ECU tuning to output a stunning 601 HP with 420 lb-ft of torque.
The rim and wheel manufacturers from HRE had a variety of exotic cars at the SEMA Show to showcase their wheels, one being the Oakley Design Ferrari 458 Italia. This car was first released over the summer, with an original production number of five cars all in white. Since then it has been extended to create seven of these automobiles, another white one, and this red one seen here. With the addition of the 20-inch HRE wheels the Ferrari 458 dropped eleven pounds from each corner of the car. Oakley Design then installed a new carbon fiber front lip to increase downforce at the front by more than fifty pounds. A silver rear spoiler delivers an additional 48 pounds of the force to the rear when it is traveling at 150 mph.
The tuners at Oakley Design have released the updates for the Ferrari 458 Italia package that will increase the production to seven cars, instead of the previously planned five. High demand for this unique Ferrari car has pushed the tuning company to make a couple more, and each will hold an individual numbered plaque. A new carbon fiber front spoiler lip was installed, which increased the downforce by 25kg after some wind tunnel testing. A rear spoiler added an additional 23kg to the rear axle, and both of these test were completed at 150 mph. Other exterior modifications include the Oakley Design carbon fiber roof panel, mirror covers, and engine cover below the rear window glass.
Japanese car tuning firm ASI has taken on another expensive project with the Ferrari 458 Italia, and have released their initial design renderings. Some of the previous high end cars they have modified include the Ferrari F430 and the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Their company CEO Satoshi Kondo announced that his team of engineers have begun working on the new Ferrari 458 Italia, starting with a new aero kit. Kondo has allowed these sketches of the Ferrari to be released to the public to protect the final prototype, and prevent any accusations of design theft. A completely redesigned front end is first on the list, with a new front bumper consisting of large hexagonal air intakes for cooling.