Unmodified, a 458 can zip from zip to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. D’Avella doesn’t have a time for this car, but bat out of hell is his description. It will spin tires from First gear through to Third. The package has been tested at the New Jersey Motorsport Park, because nothing tests the product more than the track.
And track work is the reason for the car’s last installation, a powdercoated chrome-moly harness bar and belts. Nothing needs to be drilled or changed inside the car, says D’Avella. And the Sabelt straps have yellow stitching so they look like they came from the factory.
To get the performance package, which can be sent anywhere in the United States, a customer will have to drop $15,500. Add the harness bar, belts and labor, and the whole thing would rise to $20,000. D’Avella’s next big project will be modifying the first Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 to arrive in the country. In anyone else’s hands, that could be a scary proposition for an owner, but Fabspeed has already proved it can be trusted.
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
Longitudinal mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
4.5-liter V8, dohc, 32-valve. HJS tri-metallic 200-cell level-five racing catalytic converters, Fabspeed stainless steel headers, Maxflo mufflers, Challenge Style tips, Fabspeed/EVOMSit ECU reflash
Seven-speed automated manual
Double wishbone (f), multi-link (r), magnetorheological dampers
Brembo carbon ceramic; six-piston calipers, 15-inch rotors, (f); four-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors, (r);
Wheels and Tires
8.5x20, 235/35 (f); 10.5x20, 295/35 (r)
Fabspeed chrome-moly harness bar, Sabelt harnesses