Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

By - November 25th, 2013

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

Before the movie Rush hit the movie theatres earlier this year, many outside of the Formula 1 racing world probably had not heard of driver and legend Niki Lauda, who had a pretty heated on-track rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970′s racing era. Driving for Maranello, Lauda was a three-time F1 world champion who inspired many and drew in legions of followers to the sport with his addictive personality and high-stakes driving (hence, the movie). Paying tribute to Lauda and that era of racing, a 458 owner had Ferrari customize his car in the livery that Maranello cars featured at the time, including a white roof with an Italian flag running down the middle and gold rims just as the prancing horses of that time would feature. A similar Italian motif runs along the middle of the cabin along the instrument panel and also in the seats, which is also joined by an F1-type gear shift and LED-lit steering wheel. The effort was coordinated through Maranello’s Tailor Made program and was always meant to be a one-off production. Let’s just hope that this 458 has a better fate than those that have previously gone up in flames. 

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

Ferrari 458 Italia Niki Lauda Edition

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