- Hennessey Performance has modified its first Ferrari, the 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia, and will unveil the car in conjunction with the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance activities.
- "Most purists would shudder at the thought of modifying their Ferrari," Hennessey acknowledged in a statement, adding that the treatment of the 458 Italia "would easily change their mind."
- The package is priced at $59,995.
MONTEREY, California — Texas tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering has released an upgrade package for the Ferrari 458 Italia and its Spider counterpart. The car will be unveiled as part of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance festivities.
HPE's first upgrade package for a Ferrari will add $59,995 to the price of the 458 Italia, and includes a custom ball-bearing twin-turbo setup, high-flow intake, advanced cooling and fuel systems, stainless steel exhaust and remapped ECU.
The modified 4.5-liter V8 engine now boasts 738 horsepower and 532 pound-feet of torque, helping the Italian sports car make the sprint to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
Hennessey will offer extra goodies like its CarbonAero ground effect kit including a carbon-fiber front splitter and rear lip spoiler. Other details include 20-inch monoblock forged wheels, a KW suspension system and bespoke interior.
"Most purists would shudder at the thought of modifying their Ferrari," said HPE CEO Don Goldman in a statement. "However, the HPE700 Twin Turbo 458 would easily change their mind."
The $59,995 fee includes installation as well as a 1-year/12,000-mile limited warranty. Serial-numbered plaques inside and HPE badges on the exterior further distinguish the vehicle from stock.
Hennessey will be presenting the car at the Concorso Italiano event this Friday in Monterey, California. That is one of the many affairs leading up to Sunday's 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Edmunds says: It is about time that the over-the-top tuner went after an excessively powerful vehicle like the Ferrari 458 Italia.