Photoshoot: Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 Italia Widebody
This Ferrari 458 Italia already strikes out as being unique and unmistakably having passed through the hands of Japanese tuner Liberty Walk Performance. When it comes to building widebody projects, Liberty Walk has managed to excel beyond its own borders. Normally, these types of projects are common within the JDM tuning community but to Liberty Walk this is not their first extreme project. They broke bad with the likes of the infamous widebody Lamborghini Murcielago that featured military camo before advancing to the prancing horse community.
Photos will not do this project justice but the crew over at cncpics did an excellent job with this photoshoot. The car made a debut at last year’s SEMA show before showcasing in various events across North America. Just like all their projects, the widebody aspect is their signature. Screwed on overfenders that override the stock wheel arches smoothly, the mastermind behind this concept is Miura-san. He has worked with similar projects such as the Bensopra 380 RS and the Rocket Bunny FR-S.
To gain more downforce the Ferrari 458 Italia was fitted with a race-spec extended front spoiler, you will also sport the pair of brake cooling ducts in the grille. The fenders are all made of carbon fiber! Move over to its rear and a ducktail spoiler will strike your eyes, arguably the most unique part of this Ferrari. A rear diffuser adds to the aerodynamic upgrades while the factory exhaust was replaced with an Innotech Performance Exhaust. This Ferrari 458 Italia retained its stock dumpers but a set of springs was added to bring it closer to the ground.
As for the wheels, Liberty Walk chose Rotiform wheel series which are finished in blue to forcefully blend in with its storm grey body color. Stopping power is aided by the machined CSD calipers which replace the stock Brembo calipers albeit both use the same carbon ceramic rotors. The wheels were then wrapped in Nitto tires. The performance was not altered as the Ferrari 458 Italia already boasts of a V8 producing 570hp.
Below is Rob Evans Design’s render of a Lamborghini Huracan also wearing the Liberty Walk widebody kit. With SEMA not too far away, we could be in for a real surprise!
Photography by: cncpics