July 5, 2010
Will Eric Clapton get his V12 458 Italia?
(photo: Phillip Pluecke)
Or would that be a 4612 Leyla?
Anyway, there is this rumor, you may have heard about it, that long time Ferrari fan Capt. Slowhand has asked Maranello to make him a 458 Italia with a v12 engine from a 599GTB. Ferrari is said to be "thinking about it".
True or just a rumor? We say do it: 620HP in a chassis that is faster than the Enzo around Fiorano? That can only result in a massive win.
Auto Sport und Motor recently tested a 458 and came up with these numbers:
0-100km/h (62mph) 3.4
0-200km/h (124mph) 10.4
0-300km/h (186mph) 32.4 (the Carrera GT did it in 34.2 and 997 GT2 in 35.4)
Weight: 1544 kg-3404 lbs
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