Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ferrari 458 Italia Oakley Design

Ferrari 458 Italia Oakley Design
Ferrari 458 Italia Oakley Design

The tuners at Oakley Design have released the updates for the Ferrari 458 Italia package that will increase the production to seven cars, instead of the previously planned five. High demand for this unique Ferrari car has pushed the tuning company to make a couple more, and each will hold an individual numbered plaque. A new carbon fiber front spoiler lip was installed, which increased the downforce by 25kg after some wind tunnel testing. A rear spoiler added an additional 23kg to the rear axle, and both of these test were completed at 150 mph. Other exterior modifications include the Oakley Design carbon fiber roof panel, mirror covers, and engine cover below the rear window glass.

New lightweight HRE forged wheels were installed, saving 5kg of weight per each rim. Oakley offers a 20×9 and 20×11 wheels for the Ferrari 458 Italia, which come wrapped in high performance Pirelli Trofeo tires. Performance improvements include a modified throttle response and larger carbon fiber air intake box. An ECU recalibration optimizes the fuel output and ignition curves, that result in a power increase from 570 bhp to 623 bhp.

At the track the custom Ferrari 458 acceleration was improved with a 0 to 100 k/h time of 3 seconds flat. The top speed for this car was recorded at 335 km/h or 208 mph. For the hardcore track day drivers, a bespoke suspension kit is in development at Intrax, who are the suspension partner with Oakley Design. For customers looking to complete the whole package, a matching Ducati 1198 “Carbon Edition” is included for the full Italian package.

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