Ferrari 458 Italia features the best torque in its category, an F1 type steering wheel and a backup of technology and electronic systems capable of delivering the ultimate in performance and safety. Completely new in terms of concept and design, Ferrari latest supercar combines extreme performance with great comfort. Innovation is the key element: the chassis and its components, the power unit, the aerodynamics, the ergonomics enjoyed by the driver, the electronic system capable its performance and new generation brakes are just some examples of what makes the new Ferrari 458 Italia has innocent performance.
The proportions are extremely evocative of the Enzo, and the passenger cabin has plenty of room with priority accentuated to the driver. Controls are concentrated in the steering wheel and instruments are functionally divided into operational information, rev counter and navigation screen. The steering wheel, in particular, is impressive as it has all the commands at the driver’s fingerprint, including the gearshift paddles.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is a car coming after the two most successful models in Ferrari’s history: the F430 with its outstanding performance, and the 360 that contributed in bringing the 100 per cent aluminum revolution to Maranello. The 458 Italia is a machine projected into the new decade: a completely new car in its chassis and suspension systems, the distribution of its parts and radiators, the engine, its aerodynamics and its second generation electronics systems. The Ferrari 458 Italia engine is the first engine for road usage capable of developing as much as 9,000 rpm and, together with a 120 Nm/l peak torque, guarantees top levels of sportiness and outstanding driving comfort even when used on a daily basis. Thanks to F1 experience gained, the 458 engine features a drastic reduction of friction and leaks in the mechanicals and pump action. Furthermore it uses direct double-stage injection which allows improving the peak torque but also reducing emissions, making the 458 Italia the best car in its segment. The 570 hp V8 engine is capable of performing 0-60 mph in less than 3.4 seconds. The seven-speed F1-type gearbox is coupled with a dual clutch to guarantee a smooth torque transmission. Ferrari 458 Italia embodies a dual soul: performing when required but also gentle and comfortable when driving normally. » Read more: The New Ferrari 458 Italia has Innocent Performance