Ferrari 458 Italia to get lighter, more powerful version image

The Ferrari 458 Italia is expected to get a lighter version and pack more horsepower under its hood.

The Maranello based automaker is trying to keep the special version of the Ferrari 458 Italia into the shadows for the moment but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to be launched soon. Just like the F430 became the 430 Scuderia and the 599 GTB Fiorano was turned into the 599 GTO, the Ferrari 458 Italia will also get a lighter and more powerful version.

According to the Ferrari 458 Italia’s high performance version is expected to be named the Monte Carlo and it should pack an impressive 620 horsepower from the tweaked V8 engine. Details on the 458 Italia Monte Carlo are limited for the moment but there is no doubt that the model will hit the market soon.

The Ferrari 458 Italia in its standard version is getting 562 horsepower at 9, 000 rpm, with a peak torque of 540 Nm available at 6,000 rpm (80 percent from 3,250 rpm), from its 4.5 liter V8 engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 458 Italia has been revealed back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.