DMC Ferrari 458 Italia

German luxury tuner DMC celebrates the official premier of its 458 Italia "Milano" at the SEMA Motorshow 2011, and it’s a stunner.

While the engineers were able to come up with a beautiful body kit, it’s no doubt that the engine make-over is the true star of this car. Creating 610 hp vs. the regular 570 from the 4.5 L V8 engine makes anybody forget that this is the smallest of Ferraris currently available. Torque was increased from 540 Nm to 569 Nm, giving you that extra push upon starting your journey. And betold journey may be over sooner than you think, because DMC’s Italia is faster than 330 KM per hour, compared with the 325 km/h of the house stallion.

Supporting the increased performance are the carbon fiber parts presented in this kit: The wings located in the front bumper were re-engineered from visible carbon fiber, just as were the side skirts, the rear diffuser and the fog-light aprons. Most significant and certainly a unique signature of the kit is the pair of carbon fiber mirrors. They are, like all other components of this kit, molded stand-alone carbon fiber parts that exchange for the OEM items. Instead of using trims that cover OEM parts with a carbon layer, DMC’s engineers went back to the drawing board and manufactured these items from ground up.

After a thorough 3D scan of the original parts, the design was improved in the computer using CAD solutions. The computer images were then CNC’ed into a negative mold of these parts, using industry quality steel. It is these molds that are used to bake carbon fiber in a vacuum environment in auto-clave production ovens. The result are weight-saving, extremely light carbon fiber parts.

The newly designed 458 Italia exhaust system is made from t309 grade stainless steel and has performance driven 4-2-1 headers, and valved exhaust. It comes with protective heat shields to protect the stallion from high temperatures and increase performance lost from 'heat soak'. The DMC heat shields also protect the vehicle in the case of leaking fluids igniting due to contact with the heat from an exhaust system. Compared with the original exhaust, DMC’s solution shaves a whopping 19 KG off the car, making the car lighter and performance-driven.

A remote to manually keep the exhaust valves open is available optionally, in markets that allow for this solution.

To complete the optical package, DMC presents a combination of 21” and 22" rims (9Jx21 front / 12Jx22 rear) that are meant to control the newly added power and carbon lightness of the car. As for Pneus, DMC is offering VA 255/30 ZR 21 and HA 335/25 ZR22 respectively, rounding up a perfect styling package for the 458 Italia.

DMC’s “Milano” Styling Kit is shown at SEMA booth No. 48146. We welcome you to see the car and enjoy the special sound package which was installed by Al&Ed, an audio sound specialist based in Hollywood.

Source: DMC press

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