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 |  Oct 28 2010, 6:54 PM

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We’ve checked out Oakley Designs’ rendition of Ferrari’s 458 Italia before and now we’ll have a chance to see it in person in the HRE booth at this year’s SEMA show. By far one of the cleanest styling packages we have seen for the new Italia, the British tuner looks to to give it the American spotlight with its North American debut at the largest aftermarket show in America.

Since the Oakley Design 458 comes exclusively with HRE P40S Monoblok wheels, it’s no surprise Oakley Design opted to go with a co-branding opportunity in HRE’s booth. And for those that don’t know the details behind Oakley Design’s 458 Italia, it gets a power boost from 562-hp to 618-hp thanks to a remapped ECU and larger carbon fiber intake box.

The exterior is accented with a new front spoiler that provides plenty of additional down force while the rear gets a spoiler with Gurney flap.

We’ll be sure to check out this beautiful model in person with live coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

Press release available after the break.

GALLERY: Oakley Design Ferrari 458 Italia SEMA Car

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 |  Jun 07 2010, 7:11 PM


Not to be mistaken by the sunglass manufacturer, Oakley, Oakley Design is a British Tuning company that normally specializes in Porsche. But given their highly successful Porsche packages, Oakley Design has decided to broaden their conversions and touching on Italy’s most famous stallion. Putting their hands on the all new Ferrari 458 Italia, Oakley Design has conjured one beautiful, limited piece of machinery.

For those wanting the complete package, Oakley Design will only be releasing five numbered production cars, with the modifications available separately for those with deep enough wallets. Starting with the aesthetics, Oakley Design did thorough testing to prove their front spoiler adds 45 kg (100 lbs) of downforce to the front end at speeds of 150 mph. The rear spoiler with a Gurney flap adds 25 kg (55 lbs) of downforce in the rear on the same test, at the same speed. Cooling and overall airflow has been fine tuned with a central radiator vent, side sills and new diffusers in the rear and underbody.

To enhance the look further, Oakley Design throws in carbon fiber on the roof, mirror covers and engine cover insert below the rear window glass.

While we’re absolutely digging the clean and race-inspired design of the exterior, Oakley Design’s carbon fiber air intake box along with a titanium exhaust with triple tips and a remapped ECU increases horsepower from 562 to 618. Torque jumps from 400 ft-lbs to 420 ft-lbs.

To bring it altogether, Oakley Design tossed on a set of 20-inch OZ Racing wheels wrapped with Pirelli’s Trofeo tires. They will also offer the option of 19-inch wheels for those looking for something smaller. But hey, bigger is always better right?

Overall we’re digging that Oakley Design used a nice white 458 Italia to show off its mods, but we’re a little on the fence with the side vents by the headlights. Perhaps if they were match-painted white. Who are we kidding, we’ll take an Oakley Design 458 Italia without any complaints.

The official release is available after the break.

GALLERY: Oakley Design Ferrari 458 Italia


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