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 |  Aug 18 2010, 9:57 AM

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Got your hands on the beautiful and exotic Ferrari California? Finding it a little too mundane for your tastes now? Have no fear because Anderson Germany has released a styling and performance package for every avid California owner out there.

We’re really digging the demo car that they built showing off a fancy white and black theme. Plenty of carbon fiber is scattered throughout the exterior and can be seen on the hood, front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear bumper. The wheels feature a classy split-five spoke design in a 21-inch and 22-inch variety with a carbon fiber center. Lowering can be adjusted between 1.37-inch (35mm) lower to 1.57-inch (40mm) higher.

As for performance, Anderson Germany goes above and beyond Ferrari’s R&D to eke out another 55-hp taking the stock 453-hp to 508-hp. The 4.3L V8 produces more power thanks to Anderson Germany’s ECU retune and a valve-controlled stainless steel exhaust system. The exhaust offers three different modes conveniently controlled by a remote.

And if you’re still not content with the extra power and carbon, interior modifications are plentiful with carbon fiber trim throughout.

GALLERY: Anderson Germany Ferrari California

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Official press release available after the break.

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 |  Jul 05 2010, 4:52 PM

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With Ferrari‘s 458 Italia on the horizon, one would expect to be seeing renders of F458 Italia body kits and other modifications. But as with all Ferrari models, owners tend to hold on to their famed stallions leaving room for aftermarket manufacturers to continue building on “older” generation platforms. And by no means if the F430 really an older model. Arguably it’s more pleasant on the eyes than the F458 Italia, but that’s a matter of personal preference.

Super Veloce Racing is a product line from Auto Veloce based out of Japan; and the Japanese for the most part have been doing an impressive job in customizing Italian exotics. But what’s clearly obvious on this kit is the influence from Lamborghini’s models. Some might be quick to call “bull” on putting this kit on their Ferrari, but in many ways its just a more extreme version of the front-end found on the F430 Scuderia.

We think the kit would look and flow a lot better fully painted but we’re fans of the most aggressive and race-inspired look in the rear. It’s an interesting blend of Italy’s most famous exotics and hopefully someone Stateside has the money to bring the kit over so we can check it out in person one day.

[Source: Jon Sibal]

GALLERY: Super Veloce Racing Ferrari F430

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 |  Dec 13 2009, 11:04 PM

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Ferrari has just announced the second vehicle to come out of its in-house Special Projects program, a modified 599 GTB now known as the P540 Superfast Aperta. The P540 Superfast was built for Edward Walson, the son of John Walson, who invented cable TV. Walson commissioned the vehicle with inspiration coming from the Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari which appeared in the 1968 film Toby Dammit.

We have to say the lines of this car are both original and classically beautiful. It was designed by Pininfarina and built in-house in Maranello, with Walson taking part in the entire design process.

Much of the car remains the same as a standard 599, including the 612-hp 6.0-liter V12 engine. Amazingly, while the car was transformed into a convertible, only 44 lbs of weight were added to the chassis thanks to the use of copious amounts of carbon fiber.

There is no word on what Walson paid for the one-of-one gold Ferrari, but we are intrigued by the fact that a convertible 599 model is now most certainly a possibility for Ferrari.

GALLERY: Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta

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