Ferrari releases on-road, interior and studio shots of stunning 458
27 August 2009

New Ferrari 458 Italia pictures have been released, showing the new supercar on the road, plus its interior and exterior in detail.

Ferrari has already revealed that all the major controls on the 458, which will be unveiled at next month's Frankfurt motor show, will be far more responsive than those on the already sharp F430 it replaces.

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The 458’s high-revving 4498cc V8 is the highest-revving engine ever on a Ferrari road car. It has very light internal parts and tiny piston skirts, resulting in low rotation inertia and a 12.5:1 compression ratio. It puts out 562bhp at 9000rpm, 500rpm higher than the 430.

It means the 458 Italia will be ferociously fast; Ferrari claims it will sprint to 62mph in under 3.4sec on its way to a top speed of “over 200mph”.

While advanced engine electronics and lightweight parts underpin the extra performance, this will be the first mid-engined application of Ferrari’s direct injection fuel system, which appeared first on the front-engined California. It also runs Ferrari’s now-traditional flat-plane crankshaft.

The 458’s engine will be one of the most flexible in Ferrari’s history, too, with 398lb ft of torque arriving at 6000rpm. While that sounds peaky, it’s only two-thirds of the way through the 458’s rev range, and over 80 per cent (318lb ft) is available from 3250rpm.

The direct fuel injection has also helped cut CO2 emissions, producing a claimed 320g/km of CO2, even though it is faster and produces significantly more power than the 483bhp F430 and the 508bhp 430 Scuderia.

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27 August 2009

Would you buy the 458 or the Noble M600?

Bear in mind that the 458 is going to be cheaper...

27 August 2009

Some peeps are rich enough and can buy both... ;-) If I wanted a sports car I'd buy a Lambo...

27 August 2009

Check out how much better this car looks from front three quarters if you cover up that big soft gaping mouth. Even when Ferrari manage to pull one out of the bag in all other areas, it still can't get it right at the front.

Want one.

By the way, if you want to see these pics in something other than headache inducing miniature go to http://www.netcarshow.com/ferrari/2011-458_italia/

Note to Autocar: You have the most antiquated site in all of Cardom. Time for a once over I think.

27 August 2009

This is the first Ferrari in a long long while that actually looks like how a Ferrari should!

Best looking Ferrari since the 456 GT in my opinion!

27 August 2009

Bear in mind also, so what!,

Don't you think supercar design has hit the buffers?,their all starting to look simular because they've reached the barrier by which i mean when the first planes went supersonic, design took a long time to develope materials to cope with stresses etc,nowadays we have cars that can top 200MPH with ease, with V8 engines,better aero and tyre tech,and next?, 300MPH, what's this car going to look like, i'll bet it doesn't look like the clone cars coming out just now, soon it won't be a driving license you'll need, it'll a pilot one, besides how long before alternative fuelled cars blow these cars away, not long you know,Ferrari458/Noble M600, if they had jet engines and wings then i'd be impressed,Jerry Anderson was ahead of his time 40 years ago, i bet he wished he'd patented a few of his creations, they'd be worth millions!

Peter Cavellini.

27 August 2009

From the B pillar back it looks very like the Lotus Evora, ditto the treatment of the sills and scalloped lower door skins.

27 August 2009

[quote RednBlue]

Would you buy the 458 or the Noble M600?

Bear in mind that the 458 is going to be cheaper...

[/quote] I drove the prototype 458 at Monza and can reveal the car suffers from terrible inbetweensteer at the limit the 458 stands for 45/ 8 weight distribution meaning that the front indicators can be moved higher on the front wing for increased downforce when overtaking on b roads. this will also be the first car available with a carbon windscreen as an option one interesting fact is the middle of the trio of exhaust outlets. in production cars this is a dummy but in race form a hose can be connected and the car used as a fire engine hence the nice red colour

27 August 2009

Externally its a total mess when you look at it in detail. The front looks like a frog, thats been stepped on, the back is messy and fiddly with one too many or too less exhausts. From the side it does look like the Evora, ok thats not so bad. The interior is very nice and it obviously goes like stink but Ferrari have lost all design direction right now.

27 August 2009

Ferrari have not produced a truly good looking car since the Testarossa in my view. This, however, comes close. Just watch out for the facelifted model in about 5 years time just like 348>355 and then 360>430. That will be the one to buy. The first one to come out is always the crappest one that depreciates the most.

27 August 2009

Stunning, but some will laugh at this - the front reminds me of a ........ C6 - no bad thing IMO.

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