Ferrari 458 Italia 

  • $225k built in Italy
  • 2010
  • 570 HP 4.5L
  • 202 mph
The 458 Italia looks ultramodern and much sleeker than its two immediate predecessors, the F360 and F430.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2009)
The Spider owner is a different beast; he too loves the performance and racing credentials, and the swagger that comes with the prancing horse badge.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 458 Italia

0-60mph

458 Italia
3.3 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

458 Italia
202 mph
430 Scuderia
190 mph

0-100mph

458 Italia
6.5 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

Top Gear track time

458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

458 Italia
7:38.0
Corvette Z06
7:22.68
Nissan GT-R
7:24.22

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 458 Italia

Price

458 Italia
$225k

Horsepower

458 Italia
570 HP
F12berlinetta
731 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Thanks to lighter-gauge aluminum body panels and a sprinkling of carbon-fiber composites, the 458's curb weight is held to 3400 pounds, less than 100 pounds more than the F430.
by AutomobileMag
He loves driving fast, primarily on the weekends when he goes for short, aggressive solo blasts through canyons and B-roads.
by MotorTrend
Extensive computer simulation and wind-tunnel work yield a slinky shape that seduces the air into providing more downforce (up to 794 pounds of it at 200 mph) with less drag than the F430 managed (the Cd drops from 0.34 to 0.33).
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2009)

Powertrain

Its seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission snaps off shifts so efficiently and quickly that the whole idea of a conventional manual transmission seems quaint, sort of like using a wood fire to heat your house instead of a high-efficiency gas furnace.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2011)
Flat-foot upshifts from the dual-clutch seven-speed transmission are a delight, particularly in Race mode, but it's the piercing crispness of the impossibly quick downshifts that send follicles - among other things - standing on end.
by MotorTrend
In total, it's a substantial 79-horse and 55-pound-foot improvement over the F430 (483/343) and impressively, the motor drinks less fuel to the tune of 17 mpg U.S. (converted from EU combined cycle) and emits less harmful gases from its tri-tipped exhaust (320 g/km of CO2 versus 345 g/km).
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2009)

Engine

The V-8 itself is a remarkable technological and performance achievement.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
The good ol' flat-plane crank cry of the 9,000-rpm V8 has been specifically engineered – we are unshakably sure now – to make the surrounding countryside know that a Ferrari is in the house.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2011)
It’s all quite yummy, and that’s even before you take a gander through the rear glass and behold the redheaded Ferrari V-8 on display.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)

Handling

The steering is somewhat reminiscent of a Honda’s: slightly light, as though the front tires barely touch the ground.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2009)
With an 11.5:1 ratio, the steering is unbelievably quick and surprisingly light, as though the front axle were barely touching the ground.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2009)
The 458 franchise gets away with column-mounted paddles for the seven-speed DCT mainly because the carbon-fiber paddles are nice and long, but also because the steering lock-to-lock is a tight and nicely weighted 2.0 turns.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2011)

Transmission

The dual-clutch gearbox is incredibly fast, smooth, and responsive.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
We think the standard launch control should be good for at least a 3.2-second sprint, with the quarter-mile vanishing in the mid-11s.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2009)
The best we could muster from the standard F430 was a 4.04-second sprint.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2009)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Price $225,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 9 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG

design

Chief designer Pininfarina
Chief engineer Nevio di Giusto
Platform Ferrari F430
Generation First Generation
Body style 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport F1 235/35ZR20 92Y
Front wheels 235/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport F1 295/35ZR20 101Y
Rear wheels 295/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,439 lb
Width 76.3 in
Height 47.8 in
Length 178.2 in
Front track width 65.8 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes

road tests

Top speed 202 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.3 s
0-100mph 6.5 s
0-200kph 9.9 s
Distance 99 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:38.0
Fiorano track time 1:25.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:36.22
Tsukuba circuit time 1:02.24
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.33
Downforce Downforce

transmission

Transmission make Ferrari 7-speed dual clutch automatic
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Continuously-variable
Axle ratio 5.14:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

engine

Engine make Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 4,499 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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