Ferrari has been making some of the most visually appealing and powerful sports cars in the world for many years now. The 201 458 Italia is no different, this gorgeous looking car offers a totally new design that is possible one of the most attractive that has ever been put together by the Ferrari team. This very sexy car comes with all the heavy duty rubber burning power equipment that you would expect from a Ferrari and packages it very nicely inside of an amazing looking body.
The V-8 engine in this car uses a combination of direct injection and high compression to crank out an amazing 557 horsepower from its 4.5 liter motor. This vehicle does run at extremely high RPMs as most Ferrari's are meant to, so yes when this one is getting driven it does have the high pitch scream that owners have become accustomed to hearing. This supercar comes with a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission that lets the driver accelerate shift free or at free will. The suspension on this machine uses the most high tech configuration to outperform any other standard configuration. The Magnetorheological shocks use a set of magnets and electricity to produce an unbeatable suspension performance.
Engine: 4.5L V-8
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Model: 458 Italia
Ferrari introduced the Italia as a new model for 2010, so everything about the car is fresh and exciting. From the sensational specific output of its V-8 to its new dual-clutch 7-speed, triple rear exhausts, newly designed tires, and super-thin aluminum skin (much of it just 1mm thick), the 458 showcases Ferrari technological wizardry at its very best.
What else can you say but…"Michelangelo"? One of the most striking designs on the road. It's functional, too: Between 124 and 200 mph, the aerolastic SMC wings in the front air intakes deflect downward to reduce drag.
Up to Ferrari's usual stunning standards. Improvements include larger shift paddles, optional featherweight carbon fiber seats, and a Vehicle Dynamics Assist display that shows enough data to qualify for an F1 grid.
Performance & Handling
Performance is simply scalding (think 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds), while the engine's flat-plane-crank design contributes to an otherworldly howl. The Delphi MR shocks now monitor ride motions every millisecond, while standard carbon-ceramic brakes with a new Prefill technology (which moves the pads into light contact with the discs when the driver lifts off the throttle) provide astonishing stopping power.
In addition to the usual complement of airbags, the 458 offers exceptional handling control thanks in part to its integrated F1-Trac and E-Diff 3 systems --yielding improved power delivery, grip, and stability in all road conditions.
EPA Fuel Economy
11 mpg city/16 mpg highway (est)
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A sports car worthy of a Shakespearean sonnet
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