2010

458 Italia

The 458 Italia is a neat, simple but powerful Ferrari Model. The sleek design enables this car to be one of the strongest of its class. Receiving over 30 international awards including “Best Performance Engine” and “Best Engine Above 4 Litres” at the International Engine of the Year Awards, it makes this car extremely desirable for critics and the general public.

Being first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show the 458 Italia was instantly admired by all sports car enthusiasts.

The first official announcement made by Ferrari about the car was described as the successor to the F430 but had a completely different design and including different technology.

The production of the car was from 2009 – 2015, where the exceptionally designed car won a multitude of prestigious awards such as “Car of The Year 2009”, “Supercar of the Year”, “Cabrio of the Year 2011” in Top Gear’s magazine.

The car also had some minor marketing inclusions, with “Hot Wheels” producing a 1:18 scale model of the 458 Italia and other variants of the car.

THE BODY

The design of the 458 Italia holds the Ferrari traditional body shape. Designed by Pininfarina with the themes of purity, simplicity, technology, efficiency and lightness all in the compact design of the model.

It is clearly a significant leap from previous models Ferrari have manufactured in the past, with correctly executing the superb driveability in extreme conditions, and persistent positioning of every part with performance and pleasure in mind. The aerodynamically designed shape of the Ferrari 458 Italia gives the sports car air flow to all surfaces on the outer exterior furthermore honing down on performance and how the car drives.

the engine

The freshly designed engine for the Ferrari 458 Italia sportscar is engineered with 9000rpm with a compression ratio of 12:5:1 providing maximum power output of 570cv.

The design ofthe engine components were closely considered to match racing technology, specifically Formula 1, to achieve both performance and fuel consumption, as well as following the international emissions restrictions.

The generous torque available – 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, with over 80% available from 3250 rpm – ensures rapid pick-up from all revs

Ferrari 458 Italia Facts

The Ferrari 458 Italia has a top speed of 340 km/h.

The Ferrari 458 Italia has a V8 engine, that displaces 4497 cc.

The Ferrari 458 Italia  has 2 seats for passengers to sit in.

specifications

engine

Type

V8 4.5L

Bore/stroke

Unitary displacement

Total displacement

274.4 cu in (4497 cc)

Compression ratio

12.5:1

Maximum power

419 kW (570 CV)** @ 9000 rpm

Power per litre

Maximum torque

398 lbs/ft (540 Nm) @ 6000 rpm

Chassis

Frame

Front suspension

Double wishbone

Rear suspension

Brakes

Transmission

7-speed dual clutch automatic

Steering

Fuel tank

Front tyres

235/35 ZR20 8.5″

Rear tyres

295/35 ZR20 10.5

bodywork

Type

Length

4527 mm

Width

1937 mm

Height

1213 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Front track

Rear track

Weight

1380 kg (dry)

Performance

Top speed

340 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

3.4 seconds

0-400 m

¬†–

0-1000 m

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