08.04.2011 "BLACK CARBON" FERRARI 458 ITALIA FROM ANDERSON GERMANY

ANDERSON GERMANY FERRARI 458 ITALIA CARBON BLACK EDITION
ANDERSON GERMANY FERRARI 458 ITALIA CARBON BLACK EDITION
ANDERSON GERMANY FERRARI 458 ITALIA CARBON BLACK EDITION

Anderson Germany's latest tuning and styling project tackles Ferrari's acclaimed new 458 Italia sports car, now made over with a new all-enveloping dark carbon fibre and blacked-out appearance as well as some under-the-skin tweaks to the ECU and exhaust system.

Externally visible modifications added by the Dusseldorf-based tuner include the installation of a new bonnet fitted with two distinctive carbon air intakes. These air intakes come with a built-in water drainage system, so the front trunk of the 458 Italia will remain dry.

The window glass and front/rear lighting units have been subjected to a special tinting treatment while the new carbon exterior package consists of the aerodynamic aids fitted within the front apron, a new rear diffuser and the door mirrors as well as the engine cover. Other new features include the exclusive, in-house 21-inch carbon rims matching-painted in the black body colour shod with 245 tyres at the front and 345 at the rear. They aim to contrast with yellow-painted brake calipers.

Software optimisation and an exhaust system in tandem with special manifolds and sports catalytic convertors bring a claimed performance increase from 570 to 623 HP while torque improves by a claimed 96 Nm. Anderson Germany says that the new exhaust system has a sound that is reminiscent of a Formula 1 car and that it saves 18 kg over the original as well as having an exhaust path with a remote-controlled valve adjusting system which allows for three different levels of sound to be set. In addition, a specially developed heat protection sleeve is designed for the complete system including manifolds, reducing the temperature by up to 60 percent, and providing increased security against overheating adding to the claimed power increase.

Complementing the carbon exterior package, the interior also gets a matching make over. The new carbon components cover the air vents, center console, door handles, door sills, steering wheel, tachometer border trim, shift paddles and the seat adjustment handles. There is further refinement of the interior in featured black colour with carbon-styled leather combined with black Alcantara and diamond seams. The sound system also gets an upgrade with a DVD player, subwoofer, amplifier, speakers and the Bluetooth. The new Ferrari 458 Black Carbon Edition will be one of the line-up of customised sport cars reworked by Anderson Germany that are set to join the tuner's planned exclusive pan-European event, The Anderson Germany Run, in June.
 

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