Video: Ferrari teases second turbocharged model–could be new 458M

Italy’s Prancing Horse underwent some serious changes over the past few years, from losing its renowned CEO, Luca di Montezemolo, to being offered for sale to various shareholders of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.

More recently, to continue the trend of change, Ferrari launched their first turbocharged model since the famous F40, the California T, in an effort to reduce fuel economy consumption and CO2 emissions, according to various federal mandates in both Europe and America.

Now, Ferrari’s on the heals of revealing their next turbocharged model, which will also be the next chapter in the saga of the mid-range Ferrari 458, the 458M. As a result, Ferrari just released a teaser of said 458M, further signifying the end to Ferrari’s long-association with naturally-aspirated, high-revving motors that powered majority of the brand’s cars since day one.

Not much in the way of detail was revealed, but you do get hear what the new car sounds like. While the current 458 Italia is no slouch of a car, with a 4.5L racing-bred V8 good for 570hp, the new 458M is rumored to be significantly faster, thanks to the help of two snails. Specifics aren’t available, but speculation suggests the new 458M could push well over 600hp with the mark even nearing 700.

Check out the teaser below.

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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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