Jon Sibal is designer with a refined taste and an affinity for wide body cars. Combining these good characteristics, he’s come up with this rendering of a wide body Ferrari 458 Aperta and all we need right now is for a tuner to build it. And a dubious financial firm to lend us the money to buy it. We don’t care if they whack us afterwards.
The base for this rendering is a Ferrari 458 Speciale A (Aperta) which is the open-top version of the 458 Speciale, limited to just 499 units, all of which was sold to Ferrari collectors with carefully vetted credentials. What Sibal has done to create the wide body Ferrari 458 Aperta is buff up front and rear fenders through the use of extensions.
The front remind us of the works of Liberty Walk, what with the dished wheels and the wide fenders sticking unashamedly out. The rear though looks like a case of good old fender flares, nice and tidy. The important thing is, these mods give the wide body Ferrari 458 Aperta a much bolder presence and a more athletic look. That said, some may criticize it for looking like a small dude who has taken a huge dose of steroids.
As a reminder, Ferrari 458 Speciale A is powered by a 605 version of the old naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 engine, replaced in the new 488 GTB with a twin-turbo unit. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds and has a Fiorano lap time of 1’23″5.
Rendering by Jon Sibal