Ferrari builds one-off 458 Italia dedicated to Niki Lauda

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 18, 2013

For those who don’t know, Oscar winner Ron Howard told the story of the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the movie “Rush” and if you didn’t see it you’d better go for it. A Ferrari owner was impressed by Niki Lauda and decided to personalize its 458 Italia in the same livery featured on the Maranello cars back in the golden age that covered the mid-Seventies.

Ferrari’s Commercial Department as part of the Tailor Made personalisation programme, with the collaboration of a personal designer from the Maranello Style Centre made this 458 Italia unique as it features a white roof with the Italian flag going longitudinally across it as well as gold rims.

Inside, we find seats and central tunnel reprising the Italian flag motif, while the racing theme is accentuated by the type of seats and the red motif on their stitching, the dashboard and instrument panel and the steering wheel with LEDs, as well as the F1 type gear shifts.

Under the hood, there is a 4.5-liter V8 engine rated at 578 hp, which can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and to a top speed that exceeds 320 km/h or 200 mph.

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