An immense amount of hard work, trial/error and perseverance has to take place in order to be successful, and Jimmy has been able to make his dreams come true turning R1 Motorsport into one of L.A.’s hottest shops in a few short years.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is the perfect example why! Owned by a loyal client and good friend of Jimmy, the Ferrari was completely dressed for a bolder and more aggressive look thanks to Jimmy and his small crew. The 488 came in as an enviable red exotic, but left the shop as minty green over-the-top performance ride worthy of illicit stares from bystanders. The full Liberty Walk widebody kit includes front, rear and side diffusers for enhanced aerodynamic properties; a rear wing for reducing drag out on the track; and wide fenders for that signature look.
Since the owner is an avid track enthusiast, Jimmy made sure it handled well on the track as well as on the streets, adding Novitec hydraulic adjustment suspension springs and a one-of-a-kind R1 Motorsport custom fabricated full exhaust that ups the horsepower from 660hp to 772hp (after all mods). The stance is perfect thanks to a set of staggered HRE 501 3-piece wheels, with 20” in the front and 21” in the rear that were paired with Pirelli P Zero ultra-high performance tires giving it the grip and performance expected from such a supercar.
“[The owner] gives me the freedom to do what I think looks the best for the car,” Jimmy details. “We met five years ago at the track and ever since his first custom, he’s realized how much he could trust me. He’ll mention a few brands and colors he prefers, but completely trusts me for the end result.”