A hotter version of the Ferrari 458 Italia is allegedly due in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

A hotter version of the Ferrari 458 Italia is allegedly due in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Set to be called Scuderia (Monte Carlo / Challenge Stradale), the new iteration of the 458 will be lighter than the standard model and could take a few elements from the 458 Challenge race car. In addition, the car could also utilize the know-how earned during LaFerrari development. Chances are the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be further tuned and receive new gear ratios.

Other upgrades on the list could include beefier brakes, a stiffer suspension setup and stickier tires. More importantly, the output of the V8 4.5-liter engine will reportedly jump to approximately 600 HP (441 kW) from 562 HP (413 kW). This will be possible thanks to new forged connection rods, remapped ECU, tweaked exhaust and a redline increased from 9,000 rpm to 9,300 rpm. In addition, the 458 Scuderia is rumored to boast active carbon fiber winglets on the rear diffuser.

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