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Confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider is transformed into police car in Milan

To those who are planning to commit a crime Milan and are relying on a getaway car, better think twice. The Milan Police now have a Ferrari 458 Spider in their garage. With its estimated 320 kmh top speed, escape would be a remote possibility. That’s how we want it to go in our imaginations but actually, this car will be used for educating the public.

The police in Milan are happy folks now -- a confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider was seized from a mobster in an organized crime pursuit in September of 2016, and recently reassigned to Milan's ghisa (a local term for police) by a court responsible for allocating seized goods for public use. The local police force and national brigade can request to keep the seized goods taken from the mafia.

Lucky guys. According to the local agency, they have confiscated around 29 other cars and 3 motorcycles from mobsters located in the city. But local police force commander Antonio Barbato cleared the issues surrounding the acquisition of the supercar and remarked that the public won’t see the Ferrari shred the roads accelerating straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds in Corso Buenos Aires.

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Rob Ferretti shares video of his Ferrari 458 Spider’s pothole trouble

In our daily drive, we do what we can to make sure our cars do not experience any untoward incidents. Still, there are times when such events are unavoidable and we have no choice but to steer to a pothole. While this may be normal for those who drive standard models, it would be difficult to imagine such a thing happening to owners of luxury or high-end vehicles.

Well, this is exactly what happened with Rob Ferretti and his Ferrari 458 Spider. However what makes this unique is that this is not a simple case of a Ferrari hitting a pothole as the wheel of his 458 Spider in fact shattered. While in most cases this incident would have been cast aside, Rob managed to put everything on video and post it on his official YouTube channel.

The video which Rob filmed using a Galaxy S7 showed him falling into a pothole, stopping and then stepping out of the car to discover his blunder. With this video though, Rob showed that should this happen to you, there is no need to panic. He even looked at eBay to know how much a replacement wheel costs. Rob also showed us what to do if such an event ever happens to you on the road. However, the video also shows the importance of having somebody to help you and deliver a spare tire. In the case of Rob, it was his brother.

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2015 Ferrari 458 VS Spider leaks again ahead of its official debut

This weekend, the first images with the 458 Speciale Spider emerged on the Web but today, the first photos with the real car were released by Cars and Business on its Facebook page. As you may know already, the vehicle will be called Ferrari VS Spider and the vehicle you see in the photos was actually the one unveiled at the private event, which took place back in August at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Last week, our Maranello-based source confirmed the official debut of the brand new VS Spider at the 2104 Paris Motor Show, which means that sooner or later Ferrari will reveal the official details and specs of its new car. What we know so far is that the 458 VS Spider will be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found on the 458 Speciale and capable to deliver 605 hp at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.

The coupe version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.1 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h. According to our sources, the 458 VS Spider will be priced at 216,000 before taxes, which makes it a little more expensive than the 458 Speciale.

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Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will be shown during a private event at Pebble Beach

[UPDATE: The Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider was unveiled last weekend, read more detaild about the new vehicle here! ] - Back in June, we revealed you the fact that Ferrari is working on the 458 Speciale Spider, an open-top sports car based on the hardcore version of the 458 Italia. Our sources told us that the vehicle is currently in the works and some dealers are already taking orders for the new vehicle. Today, one of our sources based in Maranello, contacted us as it had some updates regarding the new sports car.

It appears that Ferrari will show the new vehicle at a private event during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. If you remember, back in 2010, Ferrari did the same thing with the SA Aperta, an open-top version of the 599 GTB Fiorano, which was produced in a limited edition of just 80 units.

We also expect the 458 Speciale Spider to be offered in a limited edition due to the fact that Ferrari decided to offer a sneak preview to its most important clients.

Read the entire article Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will be shown during a private event at Pebble Beach

After unveiling the 458 Italia Monte Carlo, DMC showed us today the Ferrari 458 MCC Edition. According to DMC, MCC comes from Monte Carlo Carbon and as expected, this new body kit is based on the Monte Carlo styling package, which received a carbon fiber update.

For those who don’t know, the Monte Carlo styling package consists of a new front bumper that features an aggressive design inspired by the 458 Speciale, a carbon fiber front lip and bumper air diffusers and new side sills.

DMC says that every bit and piece that can be exposed has been turned into carbon fiber.

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Novitec Rosso is the first tuner to take on the Ferrari 458 Spider and we must admit that we do like their style. As you can see from the photos, carbon fiber was the material chosen by the well-known tuner in order to build the aerodynamic components such as the two-piece front spoiler, side flaps, side skirts, rear spoiler and rear air diffuser.

Also made from carbon fiber is the bezel surrounding the rear fog lamp. The rear wing can be replaced by a carbon rear spoiler lip. The design is completed by the Novitec Rosso NF4 forged wheels with diameters of 21 and 22 inches. Still, the tuner also offers the three-piece Novitec Rosso NF3 wheels with diameters of 20, 21 and 22 inches as an option. The car was also fitted with a hydraulic suspension system which can raise the front by 40 millimeters in order to enter an underground parking garage or other obstacles such as speed limiters.

Novitec Rosso sport sway bars are available to further minimize body roll in fast corners and to improve turn-in. A new set of sport springs lower the ride height by 35 millimeters. In order to boost the engine output, the Novitec Rosso Performance Level 1 upgrades the 4.5-liter V8 with a special carbon-fiber air box with modified air routing as well as a special high-performance exhaust system. According to the official press release, the exhaust system was manufactured by Inconel and is made using extremely lightweight material also seen on exhausts for Formula 1 engines.

Read the entire article Novitec Rosso upgrades the Ferrari 458 Spider

Around 350 customers, Ferrari fans and collectors took part in the charity auction recently held at Zojoji, the principal temple of the Jodo-Buddhists, making for a stunning view at the base of the Tokyo Tower. At the Japan Premiere of 458 Spider, which is Ferrari’s new distinctive 8-cylinder model, the company held a special charity public sale to help the city of Ishinomaki -- the area hit hard by the March quake in Japan.

The sale was attended by surprise guests, the F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who had just completed the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka during the weekend.

The auction was a huge success. Special items, such as the nose cone of the 150th Italia, the F1 automobile with the popular “Gambare Nippon” note exhibited at the opening Grand Prix of 2011 season in Melbourne were auctioned. It comes after the charity auction held in July at the FF Japan Launch at the Italian Embassy where Ferrari produced more than 53 million yen.

Read the entire article Ferrari introduces the 458 Spider in Japan

Ferrari announced today that the 458 Spider a.k.a. the convertible version of the 458 Italia will carry a price tag of 226,800 euros in Europe and $257,000 in the United States! Comparing it with the 458 Italia, the 458 Spider costs about 15 percent more, but those who love the cars created by the Italian manufacturer will not be surprised as Ferrari has been charging for the last decade for the convertible versions of models such as the 430 and 360.

The 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider made its debut earlier this month at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and replaces the old 430 Spider.

Still, the 458 Spider comes with an advantage in the form of an aluminum retractable hardtop instead of the canvas top offered on its predecessor. Ferrari patented its fully retractable hardtop and claims that it is a world first for rear-engine sports cars. The 458 Spider can be transformed from a coupe into a convertible in just 14 seconds.

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Ferrari has officially released the new 458 Spider’s initial details and images as the car was unveiled today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is the world's first mid-rear engine berlinetta that features a retractable hard top. The new 458 Spider joins the Ferrari’s mid-rear engined V8s range alongside the 458 Italia.

The 458 Spider is powered by a naturally-aspirated, direct-injection 4.5 litre V8 engine mated to a dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission via the E-Diff, which is itself integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS for optimal handling dynamics.

Ferrari claims that this sports car can accelerate from zero to 60mph in only 3.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph). In addition, it features an adjustable electric wind stop, which is designed to slow and diffuse the air in the cockpit. This means that the occupants of the vehicle can engage in a normal conversation even when the car is going over 200 km/h.

Read the entire article 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Ferrari 458 Spider makes its debut

Ferrari unveiled today the all-new 458 Spider, the convertible version of the 458 Italia. As expected, the car is equipped with a Ferrari patented, fully retractable hard top, a world first for a sports car with this lay-out. Power comes from the same naturally-aspirated, direct-injection 4.5 litre V8 engine found on the coupe version, the same engine to receive the “2011 International Engine of the Year” award.

Moreover, the 570 hp delivered by the engine are transferred to the wheels via Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission through the sophisticated E-Diff, integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS for maximum handling dynamics. The car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Regarding the new aluminum hard-top, this also offers a number of advantages over the traditional folding soft-top, including a reduction of 25 kg in weight and a deployment time of just 14 seconds.

Read the entire article 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider breaks cover ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

British automaker McLaren developed their MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division to make their already exclusive vehicles a little more bespoke. And today, we are going to discuss some of their newest and coolest products that indicate the company’s expertise in style and performance to the Sports Series range.

For instance, if you own a 570S Coupe, 570GT and 570S Spider, and you want to achieve a meaner sound, you can always order the new titanium exhaust. It is actually lighter than the stock unit by 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Best of all, it makes the sound it produces five decibels louder. MSO claims that the car’s new tone sounds cleaner and crisper, and that this comes from the rear end of the vehicle.

Today, the titanium exhaust runs 4,750 pounds ($6,570 at current exchange rates), and this part can be had in a Nano Black finish, instead of the standard Nano Clear colour. The good news here is that these add-ons will not only be available as an option for new cars, as later this year, MSO will be offering these as an upgrade to already existing Sports Series owners.

Read the entire article Give your McLaren 570S Coupé, 570GT, or 570S Spider a meaner sound by installing MSO titanium exhaust

McLaren’s special department, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, has created a unique colour that is a tribute to the home of the automaker’s founder, Bruce McLaren, in Surrey, England. This unique paint they call the Muriwai White has a white base with subtle hints of blue. We first saw it on the 570S Spider pictured here, but anyone can get their McLaren in this shade through MSO.

This white paint came to light with the help of Amanda McLaren, Bruce’s only child and a brand ambassador for McLaren Automotive. She worked with MSO to develop the special colour. Their family home in England was painted in white, accented with blue doors. You might be wondering where the name Muriwai originated. Well, it is a town in New Zealand, located northwest of Auckland where Bruce grew up and where he won his first hill climb at the young age of 15.

But there’s more to this story. Amanda also said during the announcement of the new paint that her mom, Patty, was at a dinner party once, and a palm reader told her that she would live in a big white house with blue doors and shutters. Following that, she said that this unique shade of white is a symbol of her father’s pride and her mother’s comfort. Her father died prematurely in 1970 at the age of 32. Now we understand what makes this unique hue so special for the McLaren family.

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Yes, there is no more reason to stay at home when it’s freezing outside. Some folks sometimes feel the need to just stay snuggled up at the fireplace most especially if the dreaded wet and snowy roads start to threaten those hot summer wheels. But what if you have better things to do than sip coffee all day or hang out with your bae while staring gloomily at the frosted window? Boy we’ve got some good news for you.

British car maker McLaren and Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli have partnered in developing a winter wheel and tire bundle for McLaren’s Sports Series. What does that mean exactly?

Pirelli has optimized the tires to perform whether on rain, snow or dry conditions and these have been integrated with McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring equipment that works in conjunction with the vehicle’s onboard systems. Developed for its latest 570S Spider as well as for the 570GT, 570S and 540C, each package will include four 14–spoke forged alloy wheels in Dark Metal Grey finish plus a set of Pirelli’s MC Sottozero 3 winter tires.

Read the entire article Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

McLaren Special Operations division (MSO) recently finished two new bespoke supercars: an MSO R Coupe, and an MSO R Spider. Both vehicles were based on the 650S and are fitted with a number of features. There’s another thing you should know: both vehicles were also made for one lucky and wealthy customer.

The coupe and the spider are among the latest projects of the MSO, and both are equipped with the same internal, external and mechanical specifications. For instance, both come with a 3.8 liter biturbo V8 that carries out 679 horsepower (506 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. That is actually quite a big difference when you compare it to the standard 650S that produces only 641 horsepower (477 kilowatts). To give them both a unique roar, they were given a new titanium exhaust system with a crossover muffler.

To give them the overall package, both models will be given a dramatic-looking exterior, finished in a beautiful Liquid Silver paint, contrasted by a unique Delta Red pin stripe feature on both the front splitter and side blades. It has been given new elements like the MSO Visual Carbon Viber (VCF) front bumper, hood, louvered fenders, roof scoop, side mirror casing, and the rear decklid. The owner will be reminded of MSO when looking at the exterior, because of the splitter, side skirts, door sills, and rocker panels. Lastly, the coupe comes with a set of new satin black five-spoke wheels, while the spider has been fitted with five-spoke gloss black wheels.

Read the entire article MSO R Coupe and Spider: two unique McLaren vehicles built for one customer

Having a full list of MSO options is certainly one of the modern miracles in the world of after-market tuning. That said, there’s a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO upgrades currently on sale at McLaren Scottsdale. For $487,572, the 675LT Spider features Mercedes Benz’s Flintgrau Metallic paint with MSO’s front splitter, rear diffuser, rear bumper, hood and side skirts all made with carbon fiber. In addition, the airbrakes, roof and hood have been painted off with a pair of racing stripes in Cerberus Pearl.

With this many MSO options, the one listed here may not even be the highest priced McLaren 675LT but it surely is one of a kind. We say this because a whole other range of MSO upgrades could be seen throughout the exterior. For example, there’s a new set of wheels in bronze with brake calipers in signature McLaren Orange. It also boasts a satin blue carbon fiber paddle shifts and a 24 carat gold heat shield throughout the exhausts.

Inside, the MSO specced 675LT Spider comes with a unique combination of carbon black leather and Alcantra fabric with a touch of Midnight Blue to highlight the accents. To create a connection with the exterior motif, the seat belts feature the same McLaren Orange just as the one painted on the brake calipers. All in, this entire set would typically cost you more than $90,000, which we think isn’t bad for a car bearing the Speedy Kiwi “swoosh” logo to start with.

Read the entire article You can own this McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO specifications for less than $500,000

It’s finally here, the much-awaited open-air version of the McLaren 570S. Two years after McLaren launched the coupe form of the McLaren 570S, the British carmaker is now opening the order books for the new McLaren 570S Spider. As designed and engineered, the new McLaren 570S Spider is basically the same as the McLaren 570S Coupe, but without the fixed roof.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is essentially the third body style of the carmaker’s Sports Series product family (570 family), following the McLaren 570S Coupé and the McLaren 570GT. The main difference between the 570S Spider and the 570S Coupe is the fact that the open-top version comes with a retractable roof. Of course, the new 570S Spider still offers splendid levels of dynamism and refinement, coupled with supercar attributes and attitude.

As intended, the new two-seat, rear-wheel drive is provided with two-piece retractable hardtop made from lightweight composite panels. This sleek roof was engineered using the technology employed in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models. Operated electrically with just a simple push of a button in the driver’s cockpit, the roof could be opened or closed in around 15 seconds, as long as the McLaren 570S Spider is travelling at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).

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WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.

As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.

Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).

Read the entire article WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven

Following in the footsteps of the McLaren 570S, 540C and 570GT is the newest addition to the McLaren Sports Series -- the roofless 570S Spider. McLaren 570S was rolled out in coupe form 2 years ago, and we have been waiting for a convertible Spider version ever since. Now our fantasy can be a reality, as McLaren Automotive head honcho Mike Flewitt addressed the rumors and finally confirmed that the 570S Spider will be released possibly this year.

Flewitt is still silent about the further specs of the 570S Spider, however the up-and-coming sports car convertible will be built based on the Spider versions 650 and 675LT, which have been fitted with a folding hardtop.

The new 570S Spider will be equipped with a biturbo 3.8 L V8 engine, akin to its fixed-roof equivalent. When an auto manufacturer converts a coupe into a convertible, we can't help but think about the extra weight and lessened rigidity. However, the performance hasn't changed much, as the folding roof of the 570S Spider only puts on around 88 lbs (40 kg) and will not alter the 570S Spider's acceleration record from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km per hour).

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If there is one thing we can count on Mansory to do right every time, it is in how it does extreme makeover. With many years of practice, it has become a household name when it comes to auto tuning. One reason is because its designs are always a step ahead of competing brands.

Once again, get ready for a treat as the German auto tuner is bringing the house down with its very own 4XX Siracusa Spider. Mansory has redesigned the Ferrari 488 GTB as inspired by the Siracusa coupe that has taken over Switzerland in 2016. For this year however, the German tuning company presents an open-top 488 GTB with extremely designed body work plus an over-the-top performance package that boasts up to 790hp.

After showcasing a range of Mansory-tuned vehicles earlier this week, all eyes are now on the new Mansory Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider. The redesigned exterior dons a newly upgraded front fascia with new diffuser, air inlets and a revised front lip. Masonry has also replaced the side skirts on the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider with a new pair of carbon fiber mirror casings and daytime running lights in LED.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Mansory delivers the goods with a stunning Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider

Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram account. There must be a sentimental reason why he chose the new MSO among other high performance cars. It must have something to do with the fact that Button drove a McLaren-Honda in last year’s F1 world championship.

There have been no reports yet on what the 2009 F1 champion plans for his immediate future. Since he has retired, it’s likely that he must’ve bought the 675LT for his own personal use and enjoyment. He had owned 12Cs and 650S in the past but this new Spider surpasses all of them when it comes to performance and price. His Longtail comes with special MSO finishing, which includes black alloy wheels with five spoke design as well as brake calipers of the same color.

Earlier reports revealed that a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO paint would cost you an additional $60,000. That’s merely for the paint job. There is also this $12,000 color coded key fobs that come separately.

Read the entire article Jenson Button now the proud owner of a new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider