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According to publishers abroad, it sounds like Ferrari is gearing up for an all-new, track-focused special edition 458 Italia. It's been out a couple of years, seems like now would make for good timing.

As seen in cars like the 348, 355, 360 and 430, Ferrari likes to offer a special vehicle when other options have dried up. In the later models though it's clear that the vehicles get more hardcore, more track-focused and benefit from more power and lightweight materials.

Say it with me now: carbon fiber, carbon fiber, carbon fiber. Aluminum, aluminum, aluminum.

Though there's no official word, speculation is pinpointing the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as the place it will bow with over 600 horsepower on tap.

...The 458 Scuderia will become a new performance benchmark for its V8-powered model. We can expect a more aggressive and aerodynamically focused design, including larger air intakes in the front bumper and wider air vents at the rear. These will feed extra air to the 458's upgraded engine. The standard Ferrari 458 develops 562bhp but that figure is likely to increase to over 600bhp thanks to recalibrated ECUs and an uprated exhaust.

Ferraris that bear the Scuderia badge also undergo a dramatic weight loss programme. The previous F430 Scuderia was 100kg lighter than the standard car thanks to a mostly aluminium body, so we can expect a weight loss figure similar to that...

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RUMOR: All-New Ferrari 458 Italia That's Been On A Diet Is On Its Way

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