Underground Racing Plans Twin-Turbo Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Italia will receive a twin-turbo kit from the Americans of Underground Racing. Subsequently, the tuners will built an even more aggressive package, including a rebuilt engine.
The Americans of Underground Racing have announced a tunning package for Ferrari 458 Italia. Just like we expected, the tuners will fit two turbines on the Italian supercar, of course, enhancing its performances. But this is only the first stage of the tuning kit, as the engine will be rebuilt in order to be able to increase the turbine pressure. The Underground Racing officials have not announced yet the performances they want to squeeze from their own version of Ferrari 458 Italia.
A stock Ferrari 458 Italia features a naturally aspired 4.5-liter V8 engine, developing the biggest amount of horsepower in the world for his category – 570 HP squeezed from a 4,500 cmc. The maximum torque developed by this engine is of 540 Nm, and the double-clutch transmission with seven gears helps the supercar sprint from 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, while the top speed is of over 325 km/h. Given the big power of the engine, the compression ratio for the engine that wast the starting point of the Underground Racing modifications, the American tuner have to make a lot o changes to the settings of the Maranello model, because the have to avoid braking the pistons or the engine block.
The second tuning stage would have to offer a spectacular performance level, because the Americans will have the occasion to use a set of pistons which will offer a lower compression ratio. Besides it, the two turbines will be able to provide even bigger pressure, and will safely increase 458 Italia’s power. The American tuners are already known for the twin-turbo packages the offer for Gallardo, and among their works of art there’s a twin-turbo Ferrari F430.