The wheelsandmore Ferrari 458 Spider Perfetto Is Drop Top Perfection

wheelsandmore 458 Italia Spider Perfetto

Lightweight carbon fiber perfection.

When an automaker introduces a convertible variant of a car, it is usually heavier due to the weight added by the convertible mechanism and reinforced chassis. With the new 458 Italia Spider, Ferrari was able to add just 120 lbs. more compared to the coupe variant with advanced roof articulation. The new wheelsandmore 458 Italia Spider Perfetto helps to reduce weight even more while also adding a vast amount of style and performance.

Unlike most upgrade programs from wheelsandmore, the new 458 Italia Spider Perfetto focuses more on the new carbon fiber accessories that shed weight for better overall performance. On the exterior, the rear diffuser, rear fog lamp frames, spoilers, side mirrors, and fuel cap were all replaced with the lightweight material. The inside wheel wells and undercarriage of the super car can be fitted with smooth carbon fiber pieces for less weight and better aerodynamics. The carbon fiber continues into the interior and engine bay where new panels and trims were also added. All of the new carbon fiber on the wheelsandmore 458 Italia Spider Perfetto results in a weight reduction of 66 lbs.

The next aspect on the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider was the engine. Building upon the previous Ferrari 458 Italia with 621 horsepower, wheelsandmore has developed a new carbon air box that can up output by 26 horsepower and 14 lb-ft. by itself. The new air box is combined with new manifolds, a retuned ECU, and flap-controlled exhaust system for a total of 647 horsepower and 468 lb-ft. of torque on the drop-top super car.

Last but not least on the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider Perfetto by wheelsandmore was the new wheel and tire fitment. New 6Sporz² three-piece forged wheels were installed in a wide 9.0 x 21 front and 12.5 x 21 rear setup with 245/30/21 and 345/25/21 Hankook S1Evo tires for better road holding.

All of the upgrades featured in the wheelsandmore 458 Italia Spider Perfetto including the carbon fiber pieces are currently available for the Italian super car.

wheelsandmore 458 Italia Spider Perfetto Specifications

Engine:
Displacement: 4.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 647 horsepower
Maximum Torque: 468 lb-ft. (635 Nm)
-Upgraded ECU
-Carbon air box
-New manifolds
-Valve controlled exhaust system

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: 6Sporz² three-piece forged with custom finishes
Front Wheels: 9.0 x 21
Rear Wheels: 12.5 x 21
Tires: Hankook S1Evo
Front Tires: 245/30/21
Rear Tires: 345/25/21

Exterior:
-Carbon fiber rear diffuser
-Carbon fiber fuel cap
-Carbon fiber rear fog lamp surrounds
-Carbon fiber side mirrors
-Carbon fiber spoiler fins
-Carbon fiber engine and interior panels
-Carbon fiber trunk tray

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Since his first drive in a Porsche 911, Ryan has been infatuated with high-end automobiles. Dating back to his high-school days, Ryan has had a knack for writing about his adventures with cars, his first being a 1994 Chrysler Concorde (what an experience). Ryan is your satirical guide to the affluent caviar-fueled automotive world. He also likes to stand in front of moving objects while playing lacrosse and floor hockey.