If you didn’t like the Ferrari 458 Velocita by Duke Dynamics, we have an alternative for you: behold the Ferrari F458 Curseive by Vogue Auto Design and Gray Design. The two companies joined their forces to bring us the GT3 racing Ferrari body kit in road legal form. According to the official press release, the new body kit can be produced in either carbon fiber or the more robust carbon Kevlar.
As you can see from the photos, the new body kit consist in a new front bumper with a separate front splitter, widened front fenders, widened rear over fenders, a rear vented bumper, new rear air diffuser and a rear boot spoiler (track inspired rear wing or road look ducktail). The exterior design is completed by the 20-inch five-spoke black wheels wrapped in high performance tires.
The vehicle is aslo available with 21-inch on the rear. Still, Vogue Auto Design and Gray Design offer a choice of 4 wheel designs in various configurations. Other options include ECU enhancements, stainless valvetronic exhaust system as well as a full fitting painting service.
The interior can also be upgraded upon request. Regarding the paintwork, this is built up in layers of silver on gunmetallic paint and hand crafted detailing created by Eduard Gray of Gray Design.
The simple hand drawn decor hints at the uniqueness and care taken to create this masterpiece which will become a collectors item from the moment it is driven out of the showroom.
There are no details about the performances of the car, but we do know that the standard Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine that delivers 578 hp and 540 Nm at 6000 rpm (over 80 per cent of which is available from 3250 rpm). With these numbers, the Ferrari 458 Italia hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds while the top speed is in excess of 325 km/h or 202 mph.
Power from the engine of the new Ferrari 458 Italia is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that is tuned to provide better and smoother shift performance. This dual-clutch transmission features sportier gear ratios that match both the power and torque curves of the new V8 engine. This ensures high torque at lower engine speeds, thereby allowing the Ferrari 458 Italia to reach max speed in top gear.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia also offers lower emissions, despite the increase in power. While it is a fact that the new V8 in the new Ferrari 458 Italia delivers more power than its predecessor, the sports car is the most efficient in the segment. In terms of figures, the Ferrari 458 Italia emits only 320 grams of carbon dioxide and consumes just 13.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined cycle).
This level of efficiency was also achieved by making sure that the sports car is as light as it needed to be – weight reduction was implemented right during design phase. In fact, the new Ferrari 458 Italia comes with a dry weight of 1,380 kg, boasting a power-to-weight ratio of 2.42 kg/CV.
Engineers also made sure that the new Ferrari 458 Italia offers an optimal weight distribution – a 58-percent bias to the rear. Overall, these measures allow the new Ferrari 458 Italia to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in under 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of over 325 km/h.
Underpinning the new Ferrari 458 Italia is a new aluminum chassis that also employs various advanced alloys and aerospace industry-derived manufacturing and bonding techniques.