It may possibly not seem so lengthy in the past that Ferrari introduced the 458 Italia. But it is been on the market place a reliable 5 many years given that its launch in 2009, which tends to make it not only the oldest model in the company’;s lineup, but one particular of the oldest in its segment, the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S just possessing been launched in the past couple of months. So although a solitary Ferrari playing in the snow might otherwise look like little more than an unlikely area for it to be, its chronology suggests the crew from Maranello could be up to some thing a lot more.
The white 458 captured by our spy photographers in Northern Sweden appears to have one thing going on about its wheel arches. Aside from the panel gap that’;s taped up amongst the quarter panel and rear fender in front of the rear wheel arch, there appear to be some modifications about the front wheel arch. Just what they are for, we don’;t know, but their presence suggests something’;s up.
The test mule pictured here could be simply testing some new components, for what ever application, but if this is certainly a prototype for the 458’;s replacement, we’;ll most likely start off seeing more of these from here on in prior to the completed item comes close to inside the subsequent couple of many years – by which time the 458 will be a very good 6 many years previous, longer than the F430 or 360 Modena just before it have been on the industry.