When I first read this I thought, how can anyone dare messing with my favorite car but Wheelsandmore proved once again that they might be the best at what they do. It seems as though they are never short of ideas when it comes to tuning projects. On the same day they introduced separate tune-ups for the Ferrari California and the Lamborghini Murcielago, the German tuning shop also dished out one for the Ferrari 458 Italia. It’s called the ’Italian Stallion’.
For starters, the tuning firm gave the Ferrari supercar a two-tone design with black racing stripes running down the middle to go with a huge rear wing on the back of the car. Then there’s also something that’s right up their wheelhouse: a new set of fancy rims. For this program, Wheelsandmore chose to give the 458 Italia a set of its own 21" "6 Sporz²" forged rims to go with 245/30/21 and 345/25/21 Hankook tires in the front and back of the car, respectively. The car also has a lift-up system at the front axle, providing a substantial hydraulic lift of about 40 mm to ensure that the car can clear any and all speed bumps that may come its way.
While all of that is fine and dandy, the real star of this program is the 458 Italia’s 4.5-liter V8 engine, which was given an ECU upgrade and a new valve-controlled exhaust system with remotable flaps and stainless steel manifolds. All those tweaks result in the car’s output jumping from 570 horsepower to a mouth-watering 621 horsepower and 616 lb/ft of torque with an estimated top speed of 205 mph.
There’s a lot to love about this "Italian Stallion" program, something that we’re saying a lot more often when it comes to packages from Wheelsandmore.