The Upgraded Ferrari 458 Spider With COR Wheels


The Ferrari 458 Italia has been one of the most sought after poster cars for automotive enthusiasts since it was first unveiled as the successor to the Ferrari F430 super car. The 458 Italia provided a new level of performance and technology gained from Formula 1 racing along with a new, sleek and smooth design. The success of the super car caused Ferrari to create the Ferrari 458 Spider, a convertible variant that offers the same performance without a roof. Now, tuners are getting involved with the Italian super car and one German tuner has taken performance and style to the next level. The new upgrade package and tuning program designed for the Spider includes a variety of engine modifications, chassis upgrades, carbon fiber styling, and a new set of forged COR Wheels.

The new Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider are drastic redesigned compared to the cars that preceded them due to their smooth and curvaceous, wedge shapes. The German aftermarket tuning company took advantage of this and installed a new carbon fiber body kit that improves stability and performance at high speeds. The kit includes a new front lip spoiler and side flics that generate downforce and aid in cooling. A new lightweight and ventilated hood keeps things cool and reduces weight while a set of side skirts sit between the front and rear COR Wheels to optimize drag. At the rear sits new cooling vents to reduce engine temperatures, a carbon fiber lip spoiler, and a new diffuser setup with integrated exhausts.

After the body work was upgraded for better handling and performance, the team got to work on the chassis where components were upgraded to improve all aspects of performance and style. The entire super car was lowered by 20 mm with new sport springs and dampers. A new set of carbon ceramic brakes were installed to provide better stopping power. The final touch was a set of new COR Wheels that feature a matte black finish with Ferrari red highlights and contrasting brushed aluminum hardware.

The final part of the Ferrari 458 Spider that was upgraded was the 4.5-liter V-8 engine. Here, engineers gave the naturally aspirated, high revving engine a new air intake system made from carbon fiber, a full stainless steel exhaust with new mufflers and valve flaps, and a custom ECU software tune. This enables the V-8 to send a total of 605 horsepower and 575 Nm of torque to each of the rear COR Wheels for quicker acceleration and a higher overall top speed.