A Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo has been spied undergoing testing in Maranello before a very possible September public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The hotter version of the 458 Italia could receive the Scuderia moniker once it arrives later this year packing more power in a lighter body. The camouflaged prototype seen in these two photos can’t really hide all the changes Ferrari has in tow for the meaner 458. We notice a more aggressive front bumper with air inlet holes, lowered ride height and different alloys with wider tires. Other changes include an air inlet scoop in front of the rear wheels, dual exhaust arrangement, central racing stripes, different rear bumper and most likely a one-piece bar/grille uniting the taillights.
According to most recent reports, the Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo / Scuderia will be around 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the Italia and should pack an extra 30 HP (22 kW) for a grand total of more than 600 HP (441 kW) coming from the V8 4.5-liter engine. These changes should grant the car with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in less than 3.4 seconds and a top speed of more than 202 mph (325 km/h).