The dazzling Ferrari 458 Italia is soon to be replaced with the new Ferrari 458M, where the M in the badge stands for “Modificato”. Ferrari seems to be getting health conscious by paying more attention in reducing c02 emissions and providing a better fuel efficiency in the turbocharged version of the Ferrari 458 Italia, the 458M.
The Ferrari 458M seems to be following the Ferrari California T’s path, where the engine is concerned, which means the 458M shall be fitted with a 3.8 liter, twin-turbocharged, V8 engine, but in a different state of tune, which will produce 670 BHP-108BHP more than the 458 Italia, which does a 0-100km/h in less than 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of about 325km/h. But with the fearsome power the Ferrari 458M enthralls, the acceleration that the 458M will showcase shall be mind-boggling.
Seen in the camouflaged spy pictures, the Ferrari 458M test mule is covered in the 458 Italia’s body suit. The Ferrari 458M shall come with top-end tech features as seen in the La Ferrari and California T models. Well, not many changes can be seen on the front facade of the 458M except for the air vents behind the front wheels for a better airflow, the rear supports a new exhaust system. The car comes with a raised dual-pipe exhaust system, unlike the center mounted triple exhaust in the 458 Italia and may also sport a new bumper and diffuser as well. The 458M shall also deploy engine management microchips to keep the up the aural effects of the turbocharged Ferrari 458M.
The new Ferrari 458M is still in the testing phase, but may make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October or at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. With an abundant supply of power which provides a scintillating acceleration experience, the Ferrari 458M will be ready to take on McLaren’s 650S head on.
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