We're sad to see the Ferrari F430 go, but at least its replacement is a step up — in nearly every way. Set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ferrari 458 Italia ($TBA) sports a new direct-injected, mid-rear mounted 4.5-liter V8 good for 570hp, a 0-62 time of 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 202 mph, a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, a breathtaking new Pininfarina body with a compact, aerodynamic shape and terrific curves, 20-inch wheels, and more.
Space age materials and technology meet mid-century design in the Rizk Auto RA ($180,000). Based loosely on the 1957 Aston Martin DBR2, the RA sports a striking, classic body made from aircraft-spec carbon composites, a full carbon chassis, adapted Aeron chairs for seats, height adjustable steering, reach adjustable Tilton pedals, a choice of 6- or 12-cylinder Jaguar E-Type engines or a LS3 Corvette V8, and NASA Aerogel Insulation — the same stuff used in the Mars Rover Program. So while you might not be able to visit the red planet, your car could.
Based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe — the only American car ever to win the FIA GT World Championship — the Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition ($TBA) is a modern day take on the classic racer. It features upgrades such as wider 18-inch wheels and tires, front and rear fender flares, a functional billet aluminum top, Alcantera suede seats, a suede Momo steering wheel, and more. In addition, this throwback beauty is powered by the customer's choice of motors based on the Ford 351 Windsor block, including a Roush 402R V8 good for 530 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque, or more than enough power to live up to its mighty heritage.