Rumours are circulating that suggest the next high-performance 458 variant will be called the Monte Carlo rather than ‘Scuderia’ or ‘Challenge Stradale’. Ferrari will almost certainly produce a track-bred version of the 458 Italia at some point in the future and it’s believed that the name will be Monte Carlo when it is released.

The rumours centre from Sjoerd van Stokkum, a Dutch journalist for the magazine, Quote. Our friends over at Autoblog.nl picked up on a tweet that he sent after hearing the news at Marenello. The exact tweet read: “Heard today in corridors around Maranello Ferrari: the 458 ‘scuderia’ goes montecarlo called and gets 620hp”.

If it does get called the Monte Carlo it will be a complete departure from the hardcore variants of all other current Ferrari brands. Take the F430 and the 360 for example. They both got Scuderia and Challenge Stradale names, in keeping with Italian heritage. The 599 meanwhile got the name GTO, an evocative moniker for any Ferrari model.

The expected launch date for the Monte Carlo is 2013. Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. #1 Tacky
    #2 Pretentious
    #3 There’s already been two Monte Carlo monikered autos … one Chevy the other Lancia … so hardly original … not to mention not the best of company to be keeping ( one being a Yank Tank the other a sadly underdeveloped attempt at a poor mans exotic )
    #4 Meaningless as Monte Carlo is the slowest track on the F1 circuit ( Is Ferrari trying to tell us something perhaps ? )
    #5 No surprise as Ferrari SpA tries every pathetic Smoke & Mirrors trick in the Marketing 101 for Grifters book in order to get their cars selling again in these trying economic times … not to mention at least approach .. if not attain profitability

  2. Whats up your a** Guitar Slinger. Looks great to me, can’t wait til it comes out. By the way don’t waste your time writing some stupid response as I won’t check back to read your bitching anyway…so it will be pointless.

  3. Why post this 458 render? Beyond hideous. It’s a 458 with a 599 bumper and a Scuderia stripe. Zero originality. Piece of shit. It won’t be called Monte Carlo. Just like the F12 wasn’t called the F162 like everywhere thought it would. It will be beautiful and fast as Hell. This… This is garbage.

  4. I do not believe I would have liked the F430 Scuderia that I have on order in Germany to be called F430 Nice!! (Nice being the neighbor of Monte Carlo). Please Ferrari, do not demean a great car like the 458 with a name like that.
    Best regards
    Capt. H.Kaldemark

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