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The new Ferrari 458 Italia isn't even out on the street yet, but already the automotive rumormill is churning out speculation over a potential Scuderia version. When outlining the roll-out of upcoming Ferrari models for the near future, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa dismissed any such speculation as premature, but that's not going to stop some. Hence the rendering you see above, courtesy of user DJ at Teamspeed.com.

Since this can of worms has already been opened, the first thing we can say is that, while Maranello will in all likelihood produce a lightweight, slightly more powerful version of the new 458, it's probably several years away. The Italia is already expected to eclipse any previous benchmarks set by previous "volume" Ferrari road cars. And when it does, it almost certainly will not be called Scuderia – based on the 360 Challenge Stradale and the 430 Scuderia, it appears Maranello's keen on changing up the naming scheme with each new model. One board member suggested 458 Tifoso in tribute to Prancing Horse's dedicated legions of fans, but whatever name Ferrari decides on, and whenever it makes its way into the limelight, expect the supercar to drop a little weight, gain a little power and wipe the smirk off of any competitor's mug.

[Source: Teamspeed.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Off to change my underwear.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks like a screen shot made by gran turismo. Nice!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hot car made even hotter.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. The Scuderia, Tifosi, or whatever they decide to call it version of this car will be immense.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Q: How do you make a busy design look worse?

      A: Add stripes.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ding ding ding ding ding....

        Tell him what he's won, Johnny!!

        And the overhead shot really does show off how the front bay cover doesn't fit WHATSOEVER with the front bumper cover.

        Who thought this design was a good idea? One of the least cohesive designs I've seen recently. Parts actually don't fit together... ON PURPOSE!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly. Also, how is this at all special? I can add stripes like this in paint. Congrats, buddy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      crapped in pants