AddArmor Builds An Armored Version of the Ferrari 458

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The American firm AddArmor, skilled in-car security, designs an edition of the supercar Ferrari 458 Speciale, with bulletproof protection. What stands out about their model is that they did not waive the accomplishment of the elegant vehicle compared to the maverick.

The experts added a light armor, made with a substance 10 times powerful. The model attains a B4 armor level, meaning it can resist pistol pellets, even those from a 44-caliber Magnum gun. But not from an AK-47 or another high-powered rifle.

This armor is 60% brighter than ballistic steel. The bulletproof protection added just over 21 kilos of the load to the Ferrari, indifference to the nearly 70 kilos of an average armor weighs. Designers reimbursed for the weight by establishing more carbon fiber pieces on the car’s interior and exterior.

Supercar Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Ferrari 458 Speciale slams the market, a year after being demonstrated at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With an actual tariff of almost 270 thousand euros (6.5 million Mexican pesos), it is totaled that the armor edition can have a value of 625 thousand dollars (12.4 million Mexican pesos).

To upgrade efficiency, fitted a Capristo brand exhaust structure, lighter than the factory one. Moreover, reduces the car’s weight while adding about 40 horsepower to the original 4.5-liter generally aspirated V8 engine with 605 hp.

These improvements did not differ from the original traits of the Ferrari 458 Speciale in the duration of speed. The supercar is capable of going from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds, and its top speed is 325 km/h.

AddArmor, a specialist in car armor upgrades Ferrari

AddArmor boosted the 458 Speciale with a type of light armor that’s 10 times stronger and 60% lighter than ballistic steel. It attains a B4 level of protection, implying the mid-engined supercar can withstand bullets fired by a handgun. It delivers relatively basic protection; an AK-47 or a high-powered rifle can pierce right through it. 

It adds 156 pounds to the Speciale’s weight. So, AddArmor offset it by ticking every carbon fiber part of Ferrari. It included exterior and interior parts plus bits in the engine bay. It also fitted a custom exhaust system provided by Capristo that further reduces weight while adding 40 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque.

All told, the armored 458 weighs 67 pounds more than stock. It still posts a 2.8-second sprint from zero to 60 mph, and it’s still capable of reaching 202 mph

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