Friday, December 24, 2010

2011 Ferrari 458

A warning: If you are reading this and you own a Ferrari, you probably enjoy driving it very much. Unless you also have $225, 000 ready to spend, don’t go drive the new 458 Italia. Because if you do, you won’t like your car anymore.

Ferrari has finally unveiled its replacement for the F430 with the much-anticipated 458 Italia.  The announcement of the new Ferrari 458 Italia, the successor to the current Ferrari 430 model, representsa giant leap forward in design, technology and environmental efficiency for the Italian automaker. A two-seat berlinetta, Ferrari calls its 458 Italia “a completely new car from every point of view: engine, design, aerodynamics, handling, instrumentation and ergonomics.”
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia’s power comes from a 4.5L V8, which is the first Ferrari direct-injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It delivers a total of 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm – over 80 percent of which is available from 3,250 rpm. In plain English – that is stunningly fast. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph. Wondering how many miles per gallon you’ll get with the 458 Italia? Ferrari estimates average fuel-consumption at 13.7 l/100 km, which is 17.1 mpg on our side of the world.

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