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2018 Range Rover Sport SVR beats Ferrari’s record at Tianmen Road

It’s a given that Sports Utility Vehicle could never take on a supercar. A Mercedes G-Class for instance, or even a Mitsubishi Outlander, would find it hard to outperform a supercar like the Ferrari. All that is about to change with the Range Rover Sport SVR from Land Rover.

Driven by Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung, this performance SUV set a new unofficial record at Tianmen Road. Located in the Hunan Province in China, the Tianmen Mountain Road is well-known for its 99 turns, making it one of the best ways to test man and machine.

The record for completing this 11.3-kilometers (7-mile) ascent was in 2016 by a Ferrari 458 Italia clocking in 10 minutes and 31 seconds. Taking an average speed of 68.8 km/h (42.8 mph), the new Range Rover Sport SVR managed to traverse the same in 9 minutes and 51 seconds.

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This yellow Prior-Design Ferrari 458 Italia by Creative Bespoke is an aggressive beauty

Perhaps many would agree that the Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the Italian carmaker’s most beautiful sports cars. A few may even argue that it is its absolute finest vehicle by far. Notwithstanding the power that sits underneath the hood of this fusion of engineering and art, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a sight to behold thanks to its elegance, sophistication and sporty style.

Essentially, the Ferrari 458 Italia is defined by a mastery of dynamic flowing lines, powerful curves, a sleek profile and an aerodynamic body. Nevertheless, this exotic Italian beauty still has the potential to become more sportily beautiful. This was recently proven by Creative Bespoke of Scottsdale, Arizona, a premier auto brokerage firm that provides custom exotic and luxury vehicles. Creative Bespoke came up with this customized Ferrari 458 Italia finished in bright yellow color and wrapped in PD458 Widebody Aerodynamic Kit from tuning firm Prior-Design.

In particular, the PD458 Widebody Aero Kit is comprised of several aerodynamic add-on features for the body of the Ferrari F458 Italia. These features include front installations like the PD458 Bonnet, PD458 Vented Engine Covers, PD458 Widebody Front Bumper, PD458 Widebody Front Add-On Lip Spoiler and PD458 Widebody Front Widenings. On the sides, installed are PD458 Sideskirts and PD458 Sideskirts Add-On Spoiler.

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Lamborghini Huracan rear-ends Ferrari 458 Italia in Vancouver

Two supercars were found to have been involved in a collision in the Massey Tunnel in Vancouver, Canada. The accident, which occurred last week, involved a Lamborghini Huracan colliding with a Ferrari 458 Italia.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the front of the red Huracan bumped the rear portion of the blue Ferrari 458 Italia. While the front of the former and the rear end of the latter were indeed damaged, the authorities revealed that the damages appeared to be repairable and thus had the possibility of being written off.

It appears that the experience could have played an important role as the RCMP said that the persons behind the wheel of these two supercars were young men and both in their 20s. The police said further that the two drivers were likely inexperienced as one of them even only carried a novice driving license. Following the accident, both vehicles were towed with the driver of the Huracan to be charged with a traffic violation, specifically for following too closely the 458 Italia in front.

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Vorsteiner unveils Ferrari 458 VX program at 2016 SEMA Show

Those who got the chance to go to Las Vegas and attend the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (2016 SEMA Show) are clearly in for a treat as Vorsteiner has revealed its McLaren 570-VX program. However it doesn’t seem to be enough for this celebrated California-based tuner as they went ahead and unveiled the Ferrari 458-VX program.

Although the actual Ferrari 458 Italia is no longer manufactured as it was replaced by the 488 GTB, the modifications being implemented by Vorsteiner gives this model a more modern day look. The upgrades also help enhance this vehicle’s road presence while making sure that the design of the exterior gets that extra ruthlessness and aggression.

Starting on the rear section, one can see that there is now a trunk lip spoiler. Since it is composed of carbon fiber, a lightweight material, it helps enhance the downforce and ensures that the rear wheels remain on the ground. Still on the rear, there is a bespoke bumper where a diffuser has been integrated as well as a set of tailpipes with blue tips. While it is clear that the modifications done on the rear are indeed extensive, the same is true for the front end.

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What happens when you equip a sporty Toyota GT86 with a powerful race-like engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia? Ask professional drifter Ryan Tuerck, whose GT86 has been fitted with the Ferrari 4.5-liter V8 engine. Working with Gumout and Donut Media, Tuerck embarked on a project to swap the engine of the Toyota GT86 with that of the Ferrari 458 Italia.

The Toyota GT86 – also known as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S – has been a favorite when it comes to street drifting and even in drifting championships. In fact, Tuerck drives a Scion FR-S in his races. Now, the powerplant that powers a typical Toyota GT86 is a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that employs Subaru's horizontally opposed boxer engine design.

This engine is rated to develop up to 200 hp (149 kW, 203 PS) of output at 7,000 rpm and up to 151 lb. ft. (205 Nm) of torque available at 6,000 rpm. Several methods can be employed to make this four-cylinder engine more powerful, like adding a turbocharger. Sans such upgrade, this flat-four engine is regarded by some as underpowered. Well, if compared to a Ferrari 4.5-liter V8 that develops around 562 hp (419 kW), GT86’s engine loses out.

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The Ferrari 458 Italia was introduced back in 2009, which means that the stylish Italian sports car needs a facelift. According to Car Magazine, the Ferrari 458 Italia will receive a mid-life facelift in 2015 but the Italian carmaker is preparing something big. It appears that the 458 Italia will drop the 4.5-liter V8 in favor of a turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine, same used by the Ferrari California T.

If the 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 delivers 570 hp and 540 Nm of torque, the new turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 is expected to arrive with 670 hp. On the California T, the new 3.8-liter engine delivers 552 hp and 755 Nm of torque.

As a result, the California T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds. The Ferrari 458M will be even faster as the current model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 325 km/h or 202 mph.

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DMC is known for modifying Italian supercars such as the Lamborghini Aventador, but today the tuning company showed a customized Ferrari 458 Italia. Dubbed Ferrari 458 Italia Elegante, the sports car comes fitted with a new body kit consisting of a new front lip spoiler, side sills and a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and a redesigned air diffuser.

What’s more interesting is that the 458 Italia is actually blacked out and this gives the car an interesting look. The exterior design is completed by the new five-spoke wheels painted in black and wrapped in high-performance tires.

There are no details about the engine tuning, which means the vehicle comes with a standard 4.5-liter V8 engine that generates 570 hp (419 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Bolted to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Ferrari 458 Italia sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h or 202 mph.

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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.

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We already know that Ferrari is working on a hotter version of the 458 Italia but now the car was officially photographed ahead of its official debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo, the new car is a so-called Scuderia and reports suggest that it will be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found on the standard version, which will develop 620 hp.

This means that it will carry an extra 50 hp comparing it with the current 458 Italia. Furthermore, the 458 Monte Carlo is expected to be 100 kg lighter due to the use of carbon fiber. Moreover, it will come with a new bodykit consisting of revised front and rear bumpers, new rims and a new exhaust system. He well-known racing stripes will also be present on the car, but now as you can see from the photos, are hidden under the plastic bags.

Special-series Ferraris, which are meant to suit a certain kind of owner, provide a more focused sports car that delivers extreme emotions when driving. These include the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the 458 Italia, and 458 Spider.

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Ferrari’s publicity stunt in Nanjing, China to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the country was planned to be an outright success, with dreams of boosting the reputation of the Italian sports car maker even further. But after the stunt, Ferrari woke up to a public relations nightmare. The stunt involved having a special edition $954,000 458 Italia, with tires squealing, performing donuts on top of a 600-year-old city wall that dates to the Ming dynasty.

News reports indicate that the stunt left ugly black tire marks on the ancient wall, sending cleaners to remove the stain but without much success. According to Ferrari China, the stunt was an unauthorized action made by staff of Kuaiyi Automobile, a local Ferrari dealer in Nanjing. In an apology, Ferrari China said it always respected Chinese traditional culture and values the protection of historical and cultural relics, adding that it “deeply regrets the incident." 

The incident earned the ire of Chinese netizens, especially that luxury cars are viewed by some as symbol of excess in a country where the wealth gap is a sensitive issue. A Nanjing blogger said that as a result of the disrespect brought by Ferrari, the Italian car maker does not deserve to stay in the city. The Yangtze Evening Post disclosed that the Nanjing official who gave permission to Ferrari to use the wall for publicity was sacked for "incompetence and mismanagement."

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Ferrari is celebrating the fact that its Facebook page has passed eight million fans a few days ago. Well, it doesn’t take much to understand why. The brand is the top player in the automotive sector and is the most famous one in its class. To thank its fans, Ferrari made a special video of the 458 Italia. The figure 8,000,000 was drawn on the steering pad at the Fiorano race track, which was dedicated to all of the fans.

Ferrari also holds the No. 1 position at Google network G+. It has more than half a million fans. This number has increased by ten times in the first quarter of 2012.

At Weibo (one of the most relevant social network in China), the Ferrari brand became the most popular brand in its segment even when it hasn’t been long since it entered the site. Ferrari has proven just how popular its road cars, as well as racing cars, are around the world. Ferrari’s fans aren’t concentrated in traditional markets like the USA, Great Britain, Italy and Spain, but so many of them are in emerging countries like India and Brazil, even as far as Maranello, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu, as well as the Afghanistan and Libya, and Iran.

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As you may know already Ferrari released few years ago the special 599 GTB Special Edition and it appears that China is so important for the Italian manufacturer as it revealed a special edition of the 458 Italia. The new Ferrari 458 Italia special edition will mark brand’s 20th anniversary since it sold the first car in China, a 348 TS, and will be build in a limited edition of just 20 cars dedicated exclusively to the China market.

According to Ferrari, the new car is characterised by unique Chinese elements and is finished in a brand new color called Marco Polo Red. This colour was specially developed for this model and it will be first seen at the inauguration of the Ferrari Exhibition at the Shanghai Expo Park’s Italian Center.

The 458 Italia special edition was inspired by the longma theme which is an old Chinese idiom which means “the vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse”. As you may know already, the dragon is a symbol of Chinese culture and represents courage, passion and success.

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The Ferrari 458 Italia has won Autovisie's "Supertest", the leading Dutch automobile magazine's traditional year-end group test designed to identify the best driver's car of the year. This rigorous supercar test included timed laps of the Folembray circuit in the North of France. The Ferrari 458 Italia recorded the fastest lap time with experienced Dutch racing driver Peter Kox behind the wheel.

The magazine revealed that the Ferrari 458 Italia "excelled" on the circuit. It added that on the public road, the vehicle "surprised with the ease with which its enormous speed potential can be used."

Since the Ferrari 458 Italia was launched, it has bagged at least 35 global awards. Among the most recent of these awards are the Auto Motor und Sport 'Best Sports Car', 'World Performance Car of the Year 2011' and Motor Trend's '2011 Best Driver's Car.'

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As you may know already, earlier today we announced that the Ferrari 458 Spider will be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but it appears that the Italian sports car manufacturer is planning another version of its best-selling model. According to the latest reports, a Ferrari 458 Scuderia is on its way and will hit the dealerships in 2013.

As expected, the 458 Scuderia will be lighter than the standard 458 Italia thanks to the carbon fiber, which will be used when building this model (just like the F430 Scuderia).

In the same year, 2013, Ferrari will also introduce a facelifted version of the California according to Autonews, but not details are available at the moment regarding the refreshed model. But, in 2012, Ferrari is expected to introduce the 599 GTB Fiorano successor.

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Ferrari has modified the 458 Italia to meet the rules for the American Grand Am race series. Ferrari actually based the Italia Grand Am on the Challenge version of Ferrari’s latest mid-engine product; however, it was tweaked so that it could go racing in the American series. When equipped with a restrictor plate, the 458 Italia Grand Am generates only 500hp from its 4.5-liter V-8 engine, a drop from its standard road car’s output of 562hp.

In comparison, the engine redlines at just 8000 rpm while that of the regular car has 9000 rpm. Grand Am rules require that the racer is not as aerodynamic as the road version. In addition, the Grand Am-spec 458 is equipped with Continental tires and a revised braking system but without ABS or traction control.

Drivers are protected from collisions by a new roll cage. Ferrari said that collisions more frequently take place in Grand Am racing compared to the European series.

Read the entire article 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am: details, photos and specs

The Ferrari 458 Italia’s 4499 cc V8 engine won the Best Performance Engine award at the 2011 International Engine of the Year Awards. There are numerous powerhouses in the world but Ferrari had been able to create a package that combines drivability, refinement, performance, and economy. In addition, the jury admired the 458 Italia’s engine for its distinctive sound.

The awards jury is composed of 76 motoring journalists from 36 countries who evaluate each aspect of the engine.

The new 4499 cc V8 is the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. Like most racing engines, it has a very low piston compression height that helps it achieve its compression ratio of 12.5:1.

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Porsche is planning a new mid-engined supercar that may directly rival models from Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini if it does get the go signal from parent firm Volkswagen. The new two-seater is meant to be a regular model instead of as a high-priced, limited-edition production special. It is meant to be slotted above the 911 but under the 918 Spyder.

Porsche is considering roadster and coupé versions for this model. It’s expected to enter the same price category as the Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. In a recent interview, Porsche boss Mathias Muller said that Porsche aims to extend the range. He also talked about a plan to develop another mid-engined model that will be positioned above the 911 but below the 918 Spyder.

Muller hinted that development of this new supercar has gone past the initial drawing board stage, says Autocar. He said that in the coming months, the company will continue to develop its styling and design ideas and will also assess the “economic side” before deciding whether to proceed.

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After we saw the impressive SLS-based Cormeum, Mansory revealed the Siracusa, based on the Ferrari 458 Italia (named after the historic race track on Sicily). As you can see from the photos, the car comes with a completely new front end featuring a new front apron with big air inlets, with a new bonnet and new side sills.

The rear end is completed by a new rear trunk spoiler and a new rear apron with integrated air diffuser and a dual-pipe exhaust system which replaces the standard 3-pipe system.

Thanks to an optimized engine management, a sports air filter and a sports exhaust system the 4.5-liter V8 engine delivers 590 hp / 434 kW and 560 Nm. For those who don’t know, the standard Ferrari 458 Italia delivers 560 hp and 540 Nm of torque.

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Novitec Rosso has released details about its tuning program for the Ferrari 458 Italia ahead of its launch at the Geneva Motor Show. Novitec Rosso made some basic modifications to the engine and added a new carbon-fiber airbox, a high-performance exhaust system made from nickel-chromium-based superalloy Inconel (which weighs 21 kg (46 lbs) less).

The tuner also installed sport exhaust manifolds, sport catalysts and a rear muffler with a sound control flap that can be activated by a button on the steering wheel. It also added a remapped engine management system for optimized ignition and injection, resulting in an additional 39 PS (28.7 kW / 39 bhp) from the 4.5-liter V8 for a total of 609 PS (448 kW / 600 bhp) at 9,100 rpm.

The peak torque has increased from 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) to 569 Nm (420 lb-ft) at 5,400 rpm. Novitec Rosso fine-tuned the body components using the wind tunnel at the University of Stuttgart, resulting to a top speed in excess of 330 km/h (205 mph).

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If you are in the market for a Ferrari 458 Italia but you were disappointed about the Italian car recall, you might consider this: a 1/8 scale model of the new sports vehicle which is cheaper and safer, than the real version.

This scale model is available in either red, yellow or black as standard but the manufacturer says that it can be fully personalized to suit individual specifications. Now take a look at the price: €4150 or $5344.

Now, why on earth you’d pay this amount of money for a scale model… Anyway, for those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Italia was launched back in 2009, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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