The Mansory Siracusa 458 Italia was revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and it was with some shock and a measure of confusion that motor critics assessed the Ferrari after it had been put through the hands of Swiss tuners at Mansory.
The dramatic change in the 458’s body is a bit much to take in at first – and if you take into consideration that Mansory, for some reason, picked an awful yellow and slightly more sporty red to represent this model, then you couldn’t be blamed for brushing it off. But, look under the hood and this Ferrari, named after the historic racetrack in Sicily, and you’ll find plenty to be interested in.
The main eye catcher is the bumper with optimised air inlets for better ventilation of the front coolers and increased downforce. The rear is stabilised during high speeds thanks to the diffuser, which is fitted into the new rear bumper, and in connection with the rear wing, generates contact pressure at the rear axle. The body kit is completed with custom carbon fiber blades that replace the rear window. These changes took roughly 154lbs off the Ferrari 458, but that is not the only impressive figure.
Mansory installed a sports air filter and exhaust system, resulting in a peak output of 590hp and 412 pound-feet of torque. The Mansory Siracusa can therefore go from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and zoom to top speed of 205mph.
If the figures don’t impress you, then the interior should add to the Mansory’s plight. It got the entire Mansory treatment including leather, ultra-suede and carbon fiber trim upgrades. Need more? Just for extra Swiss precision, Mansory added the newly developed full-size airbag sports steering wheel and the aluminum pedals.