Car and Driver just did some heads up testing with the brand new Ferrari 458 Italia and the Porsche 911 Turbo S. While these aren’t real world drag racing results, it’s the first we’ve seen for these cars, so we’ll post em up to compare. The new Ferrari 458 Italia has been hitting the streets for the last few months at some typical new Ferrari premiums, up to $50k over the already super high $270k. Since then we’ve seen some impromptu street races and dyno results for the Ferrari, but no performance numbers until now. The Ferrari 458 ended up Read More
Here are a few pictures and a short video of the upcoming 2012 Nissan GT-R making some rounds around the Nurburgring. The pictures confirm recent rumors of and updated set of lighter weight wheels, small aerodynamic changes to the front and rear bumpers along with a set of LED daytime driving lights integrated into the front facia. Hopefully some specs will follow soon, we expect a light power upgrade to upstage or keep up with the recent 500HP – 530HP Porsche 911 Turbo(S) along with some launch control tweaks to bring down the 0-60 times even more. Source: Nagtroc.org
Fabspeed Motorsport has a brand new Ferrari 458 Italia at their shop to begin development of a performance package that will consist of a full exhaust system and ECU flash. In the gallery below you can see them using a Romer ScanShark 3D scanner to scan the existing exhaust components to assist them in fabricating the new parts. They put the black Ferrari 458 on their DynoJet to get some baseline power figures and it put down 450 horsepower and 316 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. Also performed was a negative spin down test which showed Read More
Here are a few real world pictures of a couple of moderately disguised 998 Porsche Turbos cruising the streets of Hollywood, California. The pictures taken by AllanLambo clearly show the side intakes giving away their “turbo” status. The front is unmasked while the rear is heavily covered up from the rear spoiler down to the bumper.