• Nov 2, 2010
HRE Wheels on the Oakley Design Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for high-res image gallery

HRE had a trio of cars parked in its booth, one of them being a Ferrari 458 Italia tuned by British aftermarket house Oakely Design. The car was showed off for the first time in June, and in white, and Oakley said it would build just five. The production was upped to the seven, and this one here comes in a hue red rich enough to make Sleeping Beauty want to take another bite.

The carbon fiber lip up front boosts downforce by more than 50 pounds, and the sliver of a rear spoiler adds about 48 more pounds of aero downforce to the rear axle at 150 miles per hour. A carbon fiber roof panel, mirror housings and 20-inch HRE wheels complete the coupe's Jenny Craig makeover, with the rims subtracting 11 pounds at each corner. Performance mods tune the car to 632 horsepower, and a reflashed ECU is meant to make the most of it. Oakley's work is said to reduce the 0-62 mph time to three seconds and top speed is a lofty 208 mph.

Just in front of that was a Gumpert Apollo, rarely seen on the big-rim circuit, wearing a set of single-lug-nut HRE's, and a Porsche GT3 RS with some fire-engine red multi-spokes. They're all in the gallery of high-res photos below.



Photos copyright ©2010 Jonathon Ramsey / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The writer didnt seem to notice, but each car has 2 types of wheels on it, one different style for each side.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Soooo over black wheels and black wheels with a polished lip. Wheel designers have been really lazy lately and so have the tuners, all the cars are starting to look alike, even the damn cop car.



      • 4 Years Ago
      If I lost my left leg and had $250k to spend on a car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And left arm, half a man could drive this car fast.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The wheels may be nothing special but I think they look great in this application. The glossy multis not the flat fives. In fact the whole car looks better than stock, which is most times rare for a tuning firm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My mind's telling me no, but my body's telling me yes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would really like to see an actual dyno of a 458 Italia because even 560HP from a 4.5 V8 N/A is ridiculous without saying you get another 70HP from an ECU flash. The only things I could find online said a stock 458 dynoed at 450HP/316 ft-lbs which accounts for s 20% drive line loss...Seems a bit like they're cooking the numbers a bit
        • 4 Years Ago
        sounds like some really hot cams...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. They are (supposedly) approaching Enzo power from a 4.5L V8. It all seems a bit too "theoretical" in the same way Honduh boys back in the '90s used to add up aftermarket hp ratings from CAIs, exhausts, pulleys, etc, and come up with an outrageous hp figure for their 17sec Civic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As the Oakley Design "Design Guy" I have to say this thing looks mean in red.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i just came...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those wheels on the 458 were beyond played out 10 years ago... but it's a 458... so i don't care :P. Plus HRE are good people.
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