Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari’s long-anticipated replacement for the incredible F430 has been announced. Meet the Ferrari 458 Italia. Motivated by a magical Italian 4.5 liter V8, the 458 Italia makes a remarkable 562 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque. This mid-mounted feat of engineering is hooked up to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission, and power goes to the rear wheels only, of course. Looking for 0-62 MPH time? How about 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 207 MPH, if you’re ready to spend the night in jail for your efforts. Oh, and remember, this is the base model Ferrari.

If the Enzo Ferrari and the F430 got together and had a baby, I’m pretty sure it would look like the 458 Italia. Sure, it has alien eyes. But since this is a Ferrari, they don’t look particularly out of place. There are some weird curves and angles. But again, it’s a Ferrari. It’s exotic. Unique. Different. Just how it should be.

Published on July 28, 2009 in Ferrari

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