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McLaren plans on a hardcore version of the 12C to take on Ferrari 458 Speciale

It appears that the Ferrari 458 Speciale what was unveiled back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show made quite an impression and the news that the production of this vehicle is already sold out for this year convinced other carmakers to follow the same strategy. As a result, McLaren will offer an enhanced version of the MP4-12C that will deliver better on-road performance, exceeding that of the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

According to Autocar, McLaren declined to make any comment on this story, but an unknown source told the British magazine that the new vehicle will be based on the same carbonfibre Monocell as the 12C while the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine will be tuned to about 650 hp.

As expected, the new McLaren will have a slightly different design than the standard 12C and will take more styling influences from the range-topping McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar. Moreover, the interior will also be upgraded. Regarding the Ferrari 458 Speciale, this model is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine rated at 605 hp and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque.

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2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta with 57 miles on odo is on sale for 3X its original price

The richest of the rich is not just like any rich people you know, as these guys can multiply their money in a very short amount of period. You are probably wondering how they do this because you want to do it for yourself, but it isn’t that easy because you really have to be loaded. What they do is they invest their money in a super rare supercar, like the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. After some, they’re able to sell it for double or even triple its MSRP.

The Speciale, similar to the 360 Stradale and F430 Scuderia, was meant to become an even more hardcore version of Maranello’s mid-engine supercar. Surely, it’s an excellent piece of work with its naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 that carried out no less than 605 PS (597 horsepower) and 540 Nm (398 pound-feet) of torque, plus the number of modifications it has got.

With this engine, it is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3 seconds flat, before continuing to its maximum speed of 325 kilometers per hour (202 miles per hour). The car is very easy to handle and has a really sexy roar.

Read the entire article 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta with 57 miles on odo is on sale for 3X its original price

Mulgari Automotive offers exclusive tuning kit for McLaren MP4-12C

In the automotive scene full of custom projects and bespoke vehicle programs, several aftermarket specialists are now starting to think differently. Enter Mulgari Automotive, the British tuner that offers a unique customization package known as “Signature Vehicles” in which prospective clients were given access via exclusive invite.

Mulgari’s visual enhancement package for the Signature Vehicle range gives its customers a unique new experience of owning their brand new purchase. The program focuses on the client’s personal specifications including interior, performance and cosmetic upgrades that are only available exclusively from the company.

Its latest “Project Twelve” concept or the Mclaren MP4-12C challenges various norms related to customization as it took them eight months to finally complete the whole new set-up. The tuning kit features revised side skirts, new front bumpers, rear bumpers and new carbon fiber diffuser built to their special standards. Likewise, Mulgari has modified the sports car’s 3.8-liter biturbo V8 for it to develop an additional 40 horsepower than the standard 600hp. For them to achieve this, the team tweaked the McLaren MP4-12C’s onboard electronics as well as the ventilation system.

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Wraps taken off Ferrari 458 MM Speciale of the One-Off program

Behold Ferrari’s latest creation from its vaunted One-Off program, as designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre -- the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale. This very exclusive car had its first shakedown on the Fiorano circuit by no other than Ferrari chief test driver Dario Benuzzi and its owner from the United Kingdom.

The British owner of this one-off sought very personalized styling. He wanted to have his Ferrari 458 MM Speciale – featuring the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale – to don extremely sporty lines as well as a visor-like glasshouse.

Inside, this exclusive One-Off features an improved audio system and trim definition, as specified by its British owner. The interior has Cioccolato leather upholstery with white stitching as accented by satin white rings around the tunnel controls.

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Finally joining the VAYU RPR Spider, which was launched during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is its coupe variant. FAB Design recently released the VAYU GTR Coupe package, which complements the previous VAYU RPR Spider.

Both cars embody the qualities of the vedish god VAYU, which they were named after. VAYU is the god of wind, air and life and known for its unrivaled speed and peerless beauty, which are qualities present in the two variations. The package is available for the McLaren Mp4 12C and the McLaren 650S.

With the VAYU GTS package, the McLaren has a new appearance that’s markedly different from the basic version. A distinctly McLaren aura is achieved and even highlighted by the car's visible carbon fiber parts such its air intakes behind the windows, side wings on the front and rear as well as the rear diffuser.

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At an auction held this weekend during Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations in Beverly Hills, the first 458 Speciale Aperta was sold for a staggering $900,000. According to Ferrari, the money went to Daybreak, a charity that focuses on cures for rare genetic diseases. Although the official pricing for the 458 Speciale A (Aperta) was not released, we do know that in Europe the vehicle will start at around 216,000 euros before taxes, which means around $275,000.

This means that the first production 458 Speciale Aperta will definitely be the most expensive one sold by Ferrari. For those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but 4WheelsNews was the only website to announce it back in June.

The spider version of the 458 Speciale uses the same 4.5-liter V8 engine as the coupe, delivering 605 hp (445 kW) at 9,000 rpm an 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine pushed the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Read the entire article Ferrari auctions first 458 Speciale A for a staggering $900,000

Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale Aperta a.k.a. the spider version of the 458 Speciale arrived today at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as company’s most powerful spider in its history. Just like the coupe version, the 458 Speciale Aperta is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 mid-rear engine that generates 605 hp (445 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.

The new model zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.5 seconds, while top speed is 320 km/h or 200 mph. In addition, the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta) runs the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds and posted a Fiorano best lap time of 1’23”5.

The design is not new as the vehicle is identical to the coupe but what’s new is the innovative retractable hard top (RHT) that transforms the vehicle into a stylish spider in just 14 seconds. Compared to other convertibles, the retracted roof takes up to 100 liters of space rather than the usual 150-200 liters required on other models.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta is the vehicle we wanted to see [Live Photos]

This is it folks, the all-new 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta) a.k.a. the 458 Speciale Spider is here and is official! Set to make its world debut next week at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the new 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Ferrari’s history and promises to offer a sublime pleasure of drop-top driving.

As expected, the new vehicle is powered by the same 4.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine found on the 458 Speciale that produces 605 hp and 540 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. As a result, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.5 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 320 km/h or 200 mph.

Moreover, the 458 Speciale A laps Ferrari’s Fiorano racetrack in 1’23”5. Featuring a rigid chassis that incorporate 10 aluminum alloys and Side Slip Angle Control (SSC), the 458 Speciale A is only 50 kg heavier (1340 kg) than the coupe version. Everything thanks to the aluminum retractable hard top which transforms it into a stylish convertible in just 14 seconds.

Read the entire article 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta gets official ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show

Earlier this week we told you folks that the Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will be officially unveiled next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but the naughty vehicle already showed its face and we also found out its name: 458 (F142) VS Spider. That’s right folks, the 458 VS Spider is the Speciale version of the 458 Spider!

As you may know already, 4WheelsNews was the one an only website to announce the brand new vehicle back in June and last month we were the only one to tell you about the private unveiling of the vehicle during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Talking with some people that were present at the event we could find out that the production of the 458 (F142) VS Spider will be limited to just 458 units.

Still, earlier this month we got the news that Luca Cordero di Montezemolo will step down as Ferrari chairman after a conflict with Fiat Chrysler Automobile CEO Sergio Marchionne. He will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne, who will gradually increase production at Ferrari and will not stick to the limit of 7,000 units announced by di Montezemolo.

Read the entire article Leaked: 2015 Ferrari 458 VS Spider is the Speciale Spider

Ferrari’s 458 Speciale Spider was the hottest subject of this summer and as you may know already, we revealed you folks some exclusive info regarding the new Italian sports cars. Each time when we gave you more and more details about the 458 Speciale Spider, we didn’t talk about the official unveiling of the vehicle. Today we can confirm that the debut of the Ferrari 458 Speciale will take place next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Our source finally confirmed the debut of the new car and also told us that private unveilings of the 458 Speciale Spider took place this month at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters. Moreover, it appears that clients are very happy with what they saw and they are even happier than they bought such a vehicle.

Previously, we announced that the production of the 458 Speciale Spider will be limited at 458 units. Now that Luca Cordero di Montezemolo steps down as Ferrari chairman and he will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne we might see some additional numbers as we know that the new CEO will gradually increase production and will not stick to the current limitation of 7,000 units per year.

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider debut confirmed for 2014 Paris Motor Show

McLaren already replaced the MP4-12C with the all-new 650S but for those who own one, DMC revealed the Velocita Wind Edition. Set to take the MP4-12C to a new level, the new Velocita Wind Edition you see in the photos is actually owned by a Saudi Arabian and was spotted on the French Riviera.

As you can see, the vehicle is heavily modified and comes with a new front bumper with new canards, a front lip spoiler, new side skirts, a new rear spoiler as well as a new rear air diffuser. Moreover, there is a new titanium exhaust system.

The new customization programme takes its name from the new roof-mounted scoop and from the new rear wing. For those who don’t know, the standard McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 616 hp and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds and to 200 km/h (200 mph) in 8.8 seconds.

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Ferrari is preparing to launch the open-top version of the 458 Speciale and we know this because the vehicle was already spotted outside the Maranello factory after a private unveiling which took place earlier this month at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Today we found out even more from our Maranello-based source, the same trusted source who talked about the 458 Speciale Spider back in June. As you may know already, the spider version of the 458 Speciale will not be called 458 Speciale Spider but until we have an official name we will continue to use this.

Anyway, we said that we have some news regarding the new car. According to our source, the 458 Speciale Spider will be priced at 216,000 euros excluding taxes, which makes the vehicle 11,000 euros more expensive than the 458 Speciale Coupe.

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The Ferrari 458 Spider Speciale was a hot subject this summer and 4WheelsNews was the first website to report about the new vehicle. In addition we reported about the vehicle’s private unveiling at Pebble Beach. Of course, there were many people who doubted that Ferrari will build such a vehicle because they had an insider who told them that it will not see the daylight.

Still, 4WheelsNews had better sources and we were 100% positive that the vehicle will arrive. Today, things were confirmed, unofficially of course, when a 4WheelsNews reader spotted the vehicle outside the Ferrari factory located in Maranello.

You can easily see that this is a Speciale version of the Ferrari 458 Spider due to the stylish side sills. Although the side sills are covered we see the stylish fins behind the camouflage.

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4WheelsNews was the first and only website to report about Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale Spider in June, while in August we revealed you the fact that the Italian manufacturer will show the new vehicle during a private event, held at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eager to find out more about Ferrari’s new hardcore convertible, we contacted one of our friends who had the pleasure to see the vehicle.

Due to the renderings available on the Web with a spider version of the 458 Speciale it’s not hard to imagine how the new vehicle will look like but let’s take care of the details. First of all, we don’t expect the vehicle to be called 458 Speciale Spider but because we don’t have a clue regarding the name we’ll just continue to use it.

So, what new? Well, the 458 Speciale Spider comes with new stripes which are quite different from the ones found on the coupe version, but also with two new wheel designs.

Read the entire article Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider unveiled at Pebble Beach, only 458 units will be built

Back in February, Novitec Rosso unveiled its first take on the Ferrari 458 Speciale but didn’t offer any upgrades for the engine. Today, Novitec is back with an updated tuning kit that consists of a new front spoiler, a front blade, carbon fiber moldings a new carbon fiber rear wing, two special air deflectors for the left and right air inlets on the rear side components and a new rear air diffuser that features an electrically adjustable center section.

The design is completed by the 21-inch Novitec Rosso forged wheels and by the fairings for the central air inlet in the bumper and the trunk lid. Novitec Rosso also offers carbon-fiber vent grilles, fog lamp surround. The German tuner installed a hydraulic suspension system that can raise the front of the car by 40 mm at the push of the button in order to drive over a curb or navigate a parking garage ramp.

The front can be lowered or raised at speeds of up to 80 km/h or 50 mph. Moreover, the new Novitec Rosso sport springs lower the ride height by 30 mm, while sport stabilizer bards improve handling.

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It appears that Ferrari is preparing a big surprise for its fans, as the Italian carmaker will roll out the 458 Speciale Spider! That’s right folks, the open-top version of the Ferrari 458 Speciale is coming. Inside sources from Maranello confirmed the 458 Speciale Spider to 4WheelsNews, but no other details were offered.

In addition, we contacted our second source, who also confirmed the 458 Speciale Spider and said that some dealers are already taking orders for the new sports car. There are no details regarding the debut of the new vehicle or how Ferrari will actually name this new model. We might see it in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but this is only our opinion.

What’s for sure is that Ferrari will use the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found on the coupe version that generates 605 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Read the entire article Breaking: Ferrari working on the 458 Speciale Spider

The McLaren 12C (formerly known as the MP4-12C) has been on the market for a while now, as it was unveiled in September 2009 and went on sale in mid-2011. Back in March, McLaren launched the 650S Coupe and Spider, a vehicle that featured a front end inspired by the awesome P1 hypercar, while the rear end was “borrowed” from the 12C.

And the inevitable happened as McLaren announced the existing owners of the 12C that the company will cease production of 12C in light of the success of the 650S. Still, this isn’t the end o the 12C because Mclaren is offering the current owners a free Technology Upgrade program. Available from June, this program will offer a new Active Aero software for the Airbrake that will make it ‘sense’ different driving scenarios.

According to McLaren, the software will improve stability when lifting off the throttle or cresting a hill. Moreover, the program will include a DRS (Drag Reduction System) mode which lowers the wing when driving at high speeds in a straight line, in order to improve aerodynamics.

Read the entire article McLaren ceases 12C production but offers free Technology Upgrade program

Back in September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari introduced the all-new 458 Speciale a.k.a. a hardcore version of the 458 Italia. Still, a powerful version for Ferrari is not enough for some drivers. So, who you’d going to call? No, not Ghost Busters… that’s from another movie! You will going to call Novitec!

As a result, Novitec decided to modify the Ferrari 458 Speciale and got rid of the beautiful stripes showed by the standard version, painted in the Grigio Silverstone gray, added a new set of black forged wheels with yellow edge and darkened the taillights.

Moreover, Novitec also installed a new set of sport springs. For those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Speciale is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine that generates 605 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.

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If you were planning to buy your 458 Speciale this year, you’d better forget it as Ferrari already sold the first year of production. Apparently, the Ferrari 458 Speciale was an instant hit and people are interested in buying these limited edition models because they actually invest their money. For those who don’t know, the rear-wheel drive 458 Speciale is the spiritual successor to the F430 Scuderia and the 360 Challenge Stradale.

It is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine developing a whooping 605 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. With these numbers, the 458 Speciale hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of over 300 km/h or 186 mph.

On the Fiorano race track owned by Ferrari, the 458 Speciale is actually quicker than the V12-powered Enzo supercar.

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Speciale already sold for the first year of production

McLaren Special Operations a.k.a. company’s bespoke division presented today the MSO 12C Concept. Based on the McLaren MP4-12C, the MSP 12C Concept received several features such as a front lip spooler, redesigned hood, a carbon-fiber air scoop found on the roof that channels air into the engine and rear wing vents.

Moreover, the vehicle comes with a unique airbrake, titanium wheel bolts, oil and water filler caps. Inside, McLaren Special Operations received new carbon fiber goodies such as the instrument cluster. New lightweight wheels are also available with a new design. Although there are no details about the engine, we expect to see the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine rated at 616 hp.

Using a 7-speed SSG transmission, the standard version of the McLaren MP4-12C hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 26.5 seconds. Top speed is limited at 207 mph or 333 km/h.

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