Ferrari 458 Turbo Teased

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Ferrari 458 Turbo Teased

Ferrari has seen the new Lamborghini Huracan and is about to fire back.

The Italian automaker has released a short teaser video of what is believed to be a mid-cycle update to its popular 458 sports car. The new version, like the California before it, is expected to trade out its naturally aspired V8 engine for a turbocharged one.

The teaser video doesn’t show much of the new car, though the tachometer gives a hint at the new forced induction engine. The current 458 has a redline of 9000 rpm, though this car clearly shows it 1000 rpm lower. As a rule, turbocharged cars have lower peak power output levels than naturally aspirated ones.

The current 458 makes 570 hp from its 4.5-liter V8 engine so look for the new model to make north of 600-hp. When the California made its transition to the use of turbos it gained a 15 percent bump in power.

Watch the teaser video below. Or more importantly, listen to it!

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  • Grman Rodriguez

    The important question is: will the current 458 drop in value now?

  • Maximania

    If anything, it’ll rise. It will be one of the last remnants of an era of naturally aspirated performance cars. The engine in the 458 is an absolute gem. If I ever had the chance to buy a 458 years down the line, I’d absolutely get the naturally aspirated one

  • Grman Rodriguez

    True dat.