Ferrari 458 Italia Initial Design Renderings by ASI

Ferrari 458 Italia design rendering by ASI - 640
Ferrari 458 Italia design rendering by ASI - 640

Japanese tunere ASI is used to taking on risky projects.  They have attacked many already-high priced cars, and tried to make them better.  Previous cars they have modified include the Bentley Continental GT, called the ASI Tetsu GTR, and the Ferrari 430.

Company CEO Satoshi Kondo has announced that his team of engineers are hard at work on their latest project: an aerokit for the Ferrari 458 Italia.  Kondo authorized the release of these sketches, well in advance of the final prototyping, in effort to prevent future accusations of design theft.

A new front end is amongst the expected design changes, featuring with a new nose, larger hexagonal air intakes, and vents in front of the blacked-out wheels.  The sketches also show a new wing mounted at the back.

If the company's mods on the F430 are any indication, do not expect a retuned engine.  Instead, look for the new body parts to shave weight when compared to the old parts.  The ASI F430 received a 27kg weight reduction when it was introduced in June.

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joshg_5 joshg_5
Can't say I loved the 458 initially, but this is AMAZING!!! Very Enzo-esque
Sep 26th, 2009 6:04am
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alessandro alessandro
Worst possible attitude in design. To make more clear this I propose to try repaint something the point you will never get anyway like to try improve the cupola painting in some Vatican church hence things are old and authors are dead too.
Sep 25th, 2009 6:14pm
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jslcarfan jslcarfan
i think it looks much better then stock
Sep 25th, 2009 2:10pm
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M! M!
despite this is just a computer modification, i think this company should take credit for showing us how an aero kit would look like (despite zero wind tunnel testing), whether you like it or not. the way the modified car now sits more grounded and the spoiler and wings do make it more like a racer. and it is true that novitec and hamann will no doubt come up with something not too different in no time.
Sep 25th, 2009 1:04pm
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mpower333 mpower333
The car is not even out yet and some company already manages to butcher it! Ha great job ASI!!
Sep 25th, 2009 10:55am
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mpower333 mpower333
Sep 25th, 2009 10:54am
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motorjedi motorjedi
Hooray! Big gaping intakes to distract you from the big gaping holes around the headlights. Aero or no aero, those things look like panel gaps. Also no more stupid rubber deforming front wings. That was just weird.
Sep 25th, 2009 10:47am
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Jamaicandude Jamaicandude
I think it's pretty sweet, even though it's just a rendering.
Sep 25th, 2009 5:16am
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Like a Ferrari 458 Italia race version
Sep 25th, 2009 5:01am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
now i can almost forgive those awful cracks near the headlights.
Sep 25th, 2009 4:19am
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Wickedated Wickedated
AWFUL- and probably counter-productive. Ferrari has spent millions in aerodynamics, technology straight from years of F1 experience. The front of the new Ferrari is designed to morph as it gains speed inducing downforce comparable to an F1 car. And here comes a nobody and photoshops a plastic kit on a car that is nothing short of a technological masterpiece. Ridiculous what these "tuners" go through these days for a little press. What's with that wing in the back anyways? The F458 doesnt need one because the whole underbody produces an exponential amount of downforce. Leave it to the japs to rice it up.... and yeah, black rims, what an upgrade.
Sep 25th, 2009 3:06am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
so what if Ferrari spent millions, the GT2 version will have a wing and a different front for better downforce. i bet Hamann and Novitech will change the looks too, to make it handle and look better.
Sep 25th, 2009 4:24am
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RobERob RobERob
Considering that many don't like the new front end of the new Ferrari 458, I have to disagree. In fact, this is what the production version should have looked like. It has a bit of the Enzo, yet it's design has more in relation to the model(s) it replaces; you can see a continued evolution from the 360/430 front ends. Aerodynamics drag shouldn't be compromised just because of a redesigned nose. Now, it doesn't look so much like a whale shark. Good job ASI. That's one mean looking Ferrari!
Sep 25th, 2009 5:26am
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Murcielago2006 Murcielago2006
Front reminds me of the Murcielago LP670 SV!
Sep 25th, 2009 2:47am
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
OK, so we are looking at some photoshops of the original Italia images from Ferrari. What's the big deal?
Sep 25th, 2009 2:35am
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nicolai_88 nicolai_88
I hope it showed the back as well..3 pipes is just not for me
Sep 25th, 2009 1:42am
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
I like, very niice!
Sep 25th, 2009 1:35am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Looks OK, but it will be much better with BBS rims.
Sep 25th, 2009 1:34am
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