Ferrari 458 One-Off Honors Niki Lauda

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ferrari has unveiled a one-off 458 Italia inspired by the Formula 1 race car driven by Niki Lauda in the 1970s.

The Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda was commissioned by an unnamed collector and built by Ferrari’s Tailor Made division. It features a two-tone red and white exterior while the gold wheels are a luxurious touch to the exotic. Running down the center of the roof is a decal of the Italian flag, giving it a race-inspired look.

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On the inside, subtle enhancements have been made to ensure this isn’t your ordinary 458 Italia. Red stitching can be found on the dash while the colors of the Italian flag adorn both bucket seats and the center console. The 4.5-liter V8 powerplant has been left untouched, meaning 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque is accessible to the lucky owner. Ferrari did not announce how much the custom 458 Italia cost.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Tweetybird Tweetybird on Jul 14, 2014

    Bought our CR-V less than a year ago and love it! Good resale value for Honda and last forever. Those 2014 Rogue will not last like the Honda. Just wait after 5 years you will start experiencing engine trouble.

  • James Bond James Bond on Aug 14, 2014

    We just bought a 2014 Rogue SL AWD. I used to be a big fan of Honda and the CR-V is a fine automobile. But I had good experience with my last Nissan so I doubled down on the Nissan quality. I looked at everything in the segment (and some outside it) and the new Rogue SL offered a premium feel that was absent in all the others. It rides REALLY nice and is very quiet except for the infrequent times you really have to step on the gas. The CVT rewards smooth driving with great MPG and quiet operation. I average 27 MPG split about 70-30 between highway and city driving. The AroundView camera, Bose stereo, divide and hide cargo area, and seat comfort are all awesome. I wish the seat heaters would stay hotter for longer, but I've heard that most new cars have very conservative thermostats for seat heat. My old VWs would roast your buns nicely!

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