Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by Gaia Zol
The Ferrari 458 Italia has an exciting and powerful growl. It emerges from the three rear exhaust tailpipes. But you can’t never be prepared for the marque of the “Prancing Horse.”
The designers at Maranello created a head-turning departure for mid-rear engined sports cars. Indeed, it’s a new level of creative flair. The Ferrari 458 model is a tribute to Italy’s reputation for innovative automobile design. This car provides superior on-road performance with the capability to hold its own on track day. But is also knows how to behave on urban turf.
Presenting the Ferrari 458
There is a heightened level of attention to the driver’s zone. For example, the dashboard is replete with the instrumentation required to support what’s concealed under the hood. Whether the car is at cruising speed or full tilt, drivers are at ease within an innovative environment. All this thanks to the advanced ergonomics. At the center of all the action is a new design of steering wheel and dashboard -both inspired by racing champion Michael Schumacher.
The truly light and sleek Ferrari 458 Italia is a complete departure from the past. It’s simple and aerodynamic. Hence more fuel efficiency. The new Ferrari engine is significantly more powerful than the V8s that preceded it. But the 458 Italia produces just 320 g/km of CO2 and it has a fuel consumption is 13.7 l/100 km. So, it also cuts carbon emissions.
Also, the Ferrari 458 Italia turns in an exceptional performance: 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 325 km/h.
A super-light chassis, fantastic engineering creates a more direct steering ratio, the 458 Italia has the capability to manage rapid turns with tight body control without sacrificing the driver’s comfort. Here we’re talking about superior vehicle dynamics: twin wishbones suspensions at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear tuned for optimum road hugging traction with intuitive handling.
The credit for how all these pieces fit together goes to the evolution of the control logic. Now drivers have the benefit of even faster and more accurate calculation of levels of grip, this ensures even greater control of the road.
Whether a driver is holding their own in an urban setting, on spiral mountain highways or at the race track flat-out, the Ferrari 458 Italia provides superior overall handling in challenging situations and ease of control on the limit.