Presented in 2009 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Ferrari 458 Italia is without a doubt one of the milestones in the history of the Maranello-based company, with its strong innovative content and clear discontinuity from its predecessors.
A two-seater sports saloon with a central-rear V8 engine, the Ferrari 458 Italia is the perfect synthesis of technological innovation, creativity, style and passion. Characteristics common to the nation that gave birth to it and to which its name proudly pays homage.
For years a true benchmark for the entire segment and the winner of prizes and awards at international level due to its great popularity among both critics and the public, a pre-owned Ferrari 458 Italia remains the very best choice for Ferrari drivers seeking pure performance and who want to stick with a sports car but also to combine it with comfort in everyday use.
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The 458 Italia, which as is traditional for Prancing Horse cars, has benefited from the know-how accrued in the world of racing, is powered by a 4499 cm3 engine capable of delivering 570 hp at 9000 rpm. With the adoption of the F1 dual clutch gearbox, and with a weight of 1380 kg, the Ferrari 458 Italia accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of over 325 km/h. It has a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, of which more than 80% is already available at 3250 rpm.
The Ferrari 458 Italia, which boasts an aluminium frame made of various alloys and is built using special processing techniques derived directly from the aerospace industry, has a weight distribution of 42/58. The adoption of overlapping L-shaped triangular front and rear suspensions with a multilink scheme, together with a big evolution in the vehicle's body control systems (with the integration of the E-Diff and F1-Trac electronic systems), translate into a more direct steering ratio and excellent dynamic behaviour that allows for maximum performance in all conditions, to the advantage of sports driving but with high levels of comfort.
Perfect integration between aerodynamics and style
Pininfarina's design of the 458 Italia combines the aerodynamics typical of a sports car with distinctive stylistic elements. The end result is a compact and streamlined shape, for a car that may be pre-owned but is still up-to-date.
The 458 is an expression of the concepts of essentiality, efficiency and lightness, but is capable of an aerodynamic efficiency value of 1.09 with a downforce of 140 kg at 200 km/h and 360 kg at top speed.
Man-machine interface at new levels
The Ferrari 458 Italia features what was a new driving concept for its time, a revolutionary man-machine interface: indeed, all the main controls are on the steering wheel thus emphasising the symbiotic union between driver and car, allowing the former to perform at their very best.
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