Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo spied ahead of possible Frankfurt debut

Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo spy photo 26.07.2013
Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo spy photo 26.07.2013 / Tom van der Zwet

Lighter and more powerful

A Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo has been spied undergoing testing in Maranello before a very possible September public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The hotter version of the 458 Italia could receive the Scuderia moniker once it arrives later this year packing more power in a lighter body. The camouflaged prototype seen in these two photos can't really hide all the changes Ferrari has in tow for the meaner 458. We notice a more aggressive front bumper with air inlet holes, lowered ride height and different alloys with wider tires. Other changes include an air inlet scoop in front of the rear wheels, dual exhaust arrangement, central racing stripes, different rear bumper and most likely a one-piece bar/grille uniting the taillights.

According to most recent reports, the Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo / Scuderia will be around 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the Italia and should pack an extra 30 HP (22 kW) for a grand total of more than 600 HP (441 kW) coming from the V8 4.5-liter engine. These changes should grant the car with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in less than 3.4 seconds and a top speed of more than 202 mph (325 km/h).

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estman estman
Can't wait to see this beautiful beast! The 458 Italia is already so amazing and this is going to be even better...WOW! Pure awesomeness!
Aug 4th, 2013 5:46am
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M Power M Power
The front is a mystery but the looks from the back is striking. Can't wait to see the real thing.
Jul 29th, 2013 11:20am
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
it has a lot of ground to make up! the mp412c has been embarrassing it for a couple yrs now
Jul 28th, 2013 8:07am
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
458 is legendary already, 100kg shave would make it even sharper
Jul 27th, 2013 11:13pm
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Nick78 Nick78
oh the central racing stripe! that will definitely make it faster for sure! :)
Jul 27th, 2013 12:49am
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ash_UK ash_UK
I am liking this....I am liking this alot!!! :)
Jul 26th, 2013 8:35pm
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