MEC Design has officially introduced its modified version of the Ferrari 458 Spider, which has received the Scossa Rossa name.
Working your magic on an exotic rear mid-engined supercar is quite trickier than you may think because chances are you will end up with something kitschy, even if you happen to own a famous tuning company. The images posted below are showing us MEC Design’s version of a Ferrari 458 Spider and if the front fascia looks good, thanks to its minor changes, we simply cannot say the same about the rear end, which seems ruined with the added diffuser. The same can be said about modifying the rear pillars too which, besides not looking all that good, they will also significantly influence the visibility.
But since beauty is in the eyes of the one who looks at it, you be the judge to that. MEC Design has added a 3-piece front spoiler to the Italian supercar, updated side skirts and a new diffuser. The model in question is also getting a lowered suspension system and, besides the modifications mentioned above, things stop here. The tuning company didn’t offer a power bump so the same 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine is found under the hood of the supercar, with the same 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque as the standard version. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model can reach 100 km/h in just over 3 seconds and it can go up to 320 km/h (199 mph).