Rumormill: Ferrari 458 Scuderia to be unveiled in Frankfurt?

Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Ferrari, Rumormill, Racing

We’re heavy on the speculative side with this, but Auto Express is saying that “Rumours of Ferrari 458 Scuderia emerge, with possible debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.” To be clear, that’s the possible debut of a car that is still only a rumor, and we’re not sure it will be called “Scuderia,” either – remember, the track-day 360 was the Challenge Stradale. Admittedly, the rumor of its existence is strong and there is plenty of precedent: Ferrari has introduced some model or variant of its mid-engined V8 sports car at the last three Frankfurt Motor Shows.

Car and Driver went into a great deal of indepth speculation about the coming, track-focused 458 in a piece back in May, and also predicted it would be shown first in Frankfurt. According to C/D we can expect “roughly 600” horsepower and 9,300-rpm redline – up 300 rpm from standard – a faster shifting seven-speed gearbox, a dry weight under 2,900 pounds thanks to “exotic compound materials” and a “slightly stripped interior,” less exhaust silencing, uprated carbon-ceramic brakes and active aerodynamics on the rear diffuser.

As far as rumors go this one sounds thoroughly lovely. We hope to see it in made metal in Frankfurt in two months, you can enjoy a detailed gallery of the 563-horsepower Ferrari 458 Challenge above for now.

Ferrari 458 Scuderia to be unveiled in Frankfurt? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Continue reading “Rumormill: Ferrari 458 Scuderia to be unveiled in Frankfurt?”

Video: Ferrari F430 Scuderia turned into rolling canvas by artist Laurence Gartel

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Ferrari

Laurence Gartel Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Laurence Gartel Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Click above to watch video after the jump

Laurence Gartel has been involved with digital media since the early ’70s, beginning his artistic exploration of computers on analog machines long before anyone else. This guy has been at it so long he taught Andy Warhol how to create digital media.

For the last few years, Gartel has been looking at supercars as a vehicle, so to speak, for his works. Gartel holds nothing sacred when it comes to Ferraris (or Tesla Roadsters, etc…), arguing that art can make just about anything more meaningful.

His latest creation follows that ethos to a T. It’s a Ferrari 430 Scuderia that Gartel ‘enhanced’ with a pyschedelic vinyl he designed on a computer. Gartel’s people claim Gartel’s work pushes the value of the Scud near $1 million. Your definition of value may vary… In any case, check out the video, along with the press release, after the break.

[Source: Art Fellas]

Continue reading Video: Ferrari F430 Scuderia turned into rolling canvas by artist Laurence Gartel

Video: Ferrari F430 Scuderia turned into rolling canvas by artist Laurence Gartel originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

Continue reading “Video: Ferrari F430 Scuderia turned into rolling canvas by artist Laurence Gartel”