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Get ready for the Ferrari 458 Scuderia, which is being unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s been six years since we last saw the Scuderia badge pinned to the Ferrari F430, so we’re excited to see what Ferrari has planned. The V-8 powered model will boast high performance and will have a more of an aerodynamic design that includes larger air intakes in the front bumper and wider air vents at the rear.
Expect to see a major increase in horsepower with the 458 Scuderia. The original F430 saw an increase of 25 hp (483 hp to 508 hp), so expect an increase of about that amount on the 458’s Italia’s 562 hp.
Ferrari has delayed the introduction of the 458 Scuderia mainly due to the economic crisis. They also want to make sure it can fill the F430 Scuderia’s big shoes. We can expect a weight loss similar to that of the 430 Scuderia, which lost about 220 pounds compared to the standard model due to its mostly aluminum body. Ferrari described the new exhaust note as “arrabbiato,” which is Italian for angry. Also, the F430 Scuderia saw a lower stance and wider tires, so this is also a possibility with the 458 Scuderia.
We can only expect the best from this new Scuderia, especially if they are competing with Lamborghini and McLaren.