The particular Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports activities car manufacturer Ferrari. The 458 replaced the Ferrari F430, and was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is replaced by the Ferrari 488, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.
In Ferrari’s first official announcement of the car, 458 was explained as the successor to the F430 but arising from an completely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company’s experience in F1.
The body computer system was developed by Magneti Marelli Automotive Illumination.
The 458 is powered by a 4, 499 cc (274. 5 cu in) V8 motor of the “Ferrari/Maserati” F136 engine family, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9, 500 rpm (redline) and 540 N? m (398 pound? ft) at 6, 1000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3, 250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel shot, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in the road cars.
The only transmission on the 458 is a dual-clutch 7-speed Getrag gearbox, in a different state of tune shared with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Presently there is no traditional manual option, making this the fourth road-car after the Enzo, Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia not to be offered with Ferrari’s classic gated manual. It is the first mainstream model to not be offered with a manual tranny.
The car’s suspension system features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to increase the car’s cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors.
The brakes include a prefill function whereby the pistons in the disc brake calipes move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimize delay in the brakes being applied. This particular combined with the ABDOMINAL MUSCLES and standard Carbon Hard brakes have caused a reduction in stopping distance from 100-0 km/h (62-0 mph) to 32. 5 metres (107 ft). Tests have shown the car will stop from a hundred km/h (62. 1 mph) in 90 feet (27 m) or in eighty-five feet (26 m) with run flat tires, eighty-five feet (26 m) from 60 mph (97 km/h) and 80 feet (24 m) from 60 your (97 km/h) with run flat tires.
The adaptable magnetorheological dampers are co-developed with BWI Group.
Ferrari’s official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is 2 . not 9-3. 0 secs. The most notable speed is 340 km/h (210 mph). This has fuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) of 13. 3 L/100 km (21. 2 mpg-imp; 18. 7 mpg-US) while producing 307 g/km of CARBON DIOXIDE.
The little aeroelastic winglets generate downforce and, as speed rises, deform to reduce the portion of the radiator intake and reduce drag.
In keeping with Ferrari tradition the body was designed by Pininfarina under the leadership of Donato Coco, the Ferrari design director.
The interior design of the Ferrari 458 Italia was designed by Bertrand Rapatel (Director of Ferrari Interior Design), a French automobile designer.
Typically the car’s exterior styling and features were made for sleek efficiency, making a downforce of 140 kg (309 lb) at 200 kilometres for each hour (120 mph). Within particular, the front billet grille features deformable winglets that lower at high rates, in order to offer reduced drag. The car’s interior was designed using suggestions from former Ferrari Method 1 driver Michael Schumacher; in a layout common to racing cars, the new steering wheel incorporates many controls normally located on the dashboard or on stalks, such as transforming signals or high supports.
According to British car magazine Autocar, the 458 Italia’s design has attracted inspiration from the Enzo Ferrari and its Millechili concept car. It has been designed to be Ferrari’s sportiest V8-engined car, to distinguish itself from the recently launched Ferrari California.
The 458 was also reviewed on the 15th season of Best Gear, where it received acclaim for the styling and performance. In a pull race against James May’s Ferrari F430, it earned by a considerable margin. The vehicle also lapped the Top Gear test trail in 1: 19. 1, just 0. 1 seconds slower than the Ferrari Enzo.
Ferrari 458 Italia (2009-2015)
Typically the 458 Italia is the two-seat berlinetta 458. It absolutely was the first variant to be officially unveiled to the general public, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September 2009.
458 Italia Special Edition (2012)
It is a limited (20 units) version of the 458 Italia for the Chinese market, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Ferrari in China since the first Ferrari, a 348 TS, was ordered in Beijing. It is recognized by its Marco Polo Red body colour, gold dragon graphic on the front bonnet, gold and black livery stripes symbolising a racing track, rare metal painted wheels, gold aeroelastic winglets, gold embroidery on the car’s head rests, engine start button inscribed with the simplified Chinese characters for ‘start’ and a ’20th Anniversary Specific Edition’ plaque on the dash.
The vehicle was unveiled at the Italia Center of Shanghai Planet Expo Park.