Further details about the facelifted Ferrari 458 Italia have emerged with the latest reports confirming what we already knew; the facelifted 458 will be far more than a usual facelift with a brand new engine set to feature. The awesome supercar will reportedly debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 in early March.
The new engine will be the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 used by the new Maserati Quattroporte and Ferrari California. In the 458, it is expected to produce 670 hp and is expected to lead the car’s name to being changed to the Ferrari M458-T. Such power figures are 100 hp more than the current 458 Italia and more importantly, about 30 hp up on the McLaren 650S.
From a visual standpoint, some rather dramatic changes are likely to ensure that the new engine gets an adequate amount of air going its way. As a result, we expect to see larger front air intakes, also helping to cool inevitably larger brakes, as well as reshaped bumpers both up front and at the rear. Elsewhere on a design front, new LED headlights are pinned to be used along with aerodynamic improvements to increase downforce.
Car Magazine believes that in the cabin, the Ferrari M458-T will receive the same Harman-Kardon infotainment system as the California T.
More details about the car will inevitably surface in the coming weeks and months so be sure to stay tuned!
[Via Car Magazine]