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Monday, June 22, 2015

Stunning Ferrari 458 Evolves Into Street-Legal Race Car

BOLD RIDE

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The Ferrari 458 Italia has begun its long, slow march into the history books. Its successor has been named – the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB – and it will soon find a home in garages all over the world. But just by a long shot. This jaw-dropping Prancing Horse was recently purchased by Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, and instead of leaving it all-original, he handed the Ferrari over to the team at Swedish race shop Lights2Flag, where they transformed the street car into a road-going race car. And a brilliant job they did.because the 458 is on the way out… doesn’t mean it’s leaving quietly. 

Not by a long shot. This jaw-dropping Prancing Horse was recently purchased by Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, and instead of leaving it all-original, he handed the Ferrari over to the team at Swedish race shop Lights2Flag, where they transformed the street car into a road-going race car. And a brilliant job they did.


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The 458 boasts all the visual stimuli associated with a GT3 racer, from the carbon fiber bumpers, aerodynamic diffusers and splitters, massive rear wing, to shouty fender flares. Inside, four-point racing belts and 458 Challenge gear-shift paddles prepare the body for the razor-sharp Öhlins adjustable suspension, which sits atop custom three-piece wheels. A staggered set of 20 and 21-inch wheels come equipped for the street with a second 19-inch set donning racing slicks for when this horse decides to gallop on track.

Lights2Flag has left the 570 horsepower 4.5-liter V8 engine relatively untouched, aside from the addition of new inlet pipes and a Capristo exhaust. The Ferrari now bears the name “Stazitto,” which translates loosely to Italian as “shut up.” Given its aggressive demeanor, we can imagine why.




Lights2Flag hasn’t listed a price tag for this supercar build, though considering a standard Ferrari 458 Italia retails for over $230,000… the cost is likely “not cheap.”

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