A Ferrari owner, inspired by the story of James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the movie Rush, has gone out and bought himself a custom Ferrari 458 Italia paying tribute to Austrian Formula 1 Ferrari racing legend Lauda. Using Ferrari's new Tailor Made program, the buyer spec'd his new 458 Italia in the livery that Ferrari race cars wore during the mid-'70s.
Primarily finished in Ferrari red, the
custom 458 sports white accents all over the car, most notably on its
roof, pillars, spoiler, rocker panels, and on the lower-front fascia.
The white roof sports the Italian tricolore running longitudinally down
The exterior is finished off with gold wheels.
The Ferrari 458 Italia's interior sees a similar treatment in paying
tribute to Lauda. The racing buckets are covered in black leather with
red stitching, and the colors of the Italian flag run down the center of
the seats. The center console also features the red, white and green of
the Italian flag, this time painted onto the bare carbon fiber trim.
Other than the custom paint work, the Lauda 458 Italia is mechanically
identical to the 458 that won Best Driver's Car in 2011,
powered by a high-revving mid-mounted 4.5-liter V-8 making 557 hp and
398 lb-ft of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Thanks to: Motor Trend