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Underground Racing teases Ferrari 458 Italia twin-turbo

 Underground Racing teases Ferrari 458 Italia twin-turbo
Underground Racing Ferrari 458 Italia twin-turbo, 895, 1.3.2011

Available in two guises

Underground Racing has released the first images of their tuning program for the Ferrari 458 Italia.

Citing "there was something missing" in the car's performance, the company has announced the Stage 1 package will feature a twin-turbo version of the standard engine. If that isn't exciting enough, the Stage 2 will have a "built engine" with twin-turbos.

Performance specifications are still pending, but the stock 458 Italia features a 4.5-liter V8 engine that produces 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in under 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 325 km/h (202 mph).

Source: Teamspeed

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Comments (12)

David1275
Just wrong IMO. Why tamper with a masterpiece?
Jan 4, 2011 6:09 pm
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BMWfan4Ever
Nice..Looks EpIc!! Looks like a McLaren Mixed with a bit of the Ferarri Gene :P .
Jan 4, 2011 12:44 pm
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ciapata
Try to maintain smooth cornering with spongy gas pedal reaction, you always get with turbo.
Jan 4, 2011 11:12 am
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MTC
Now the middle exhaust make sense then, since the F40 used the middle pipe as the wastegate
Jan 4, 2011 11:04 am
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badaboom
why not ? it cheers me up ..i was just wondering about scud version of the italia, twin turbo and 100 kg lighter
Jan 4, 2011 5:08 am
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ccrispy699
This seems like a waste why would you tune a Ferrari? Its 0-60 3.4 seconds................
Jan 4, 2011 4:33 am
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mikemikemikemike
WTF is the point in making this car any faster?
Jan 4, 2011 12:11 am
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radmeister
Yeah a twin turbo on a high compression ferrari engine is probably not the best of ideas. Unless you want to be at the garage most of the time and rebuilding your engine constantly.
Jan 4, 2011 1:45 am
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benz_man
You hit the nail on the head radmeister. A "normal" 458 will be in a dealership having its engine rebuilt every 15K miles anyway. Why would someone turbo it, ruining the distinct flat-crank sound and power delivery, while shortening the engines usable service life EVEN more? Doesn't seem like the smartest decision, honestly...but what do I know? I don't own ANY Ferrari's!
Jan 4, 2011 2:29 pm
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norther
i hope they change the ugly 3 way exhaust pipes too. an some cosmetics on the rear end too...especially to those "eyebroweless" lights.
Jan 3, 2011 11:42 pm
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FOXHOUND
yes please someone change the rear tail lights, and that exhaust, thats my only complaint with this car.
Jan 4, 2011 12:52 pm
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AllTheWay
Faster Way to get Burn.
Jan 3, 2011 10:54 pm
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