T he 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is absolutely on of the most highly acclaimed sports car and a tribute to the Ferrari name.
The majority of the features of this stunning car have been inspired by the adrenaline rush-inducing F1.
The body of the 458 was designed by Pininfarina, as has been the case of all of the recent Ferrari models.
The car's styling and features were designed for the ultimate in aerodynamic efficiency and it produces a downforce of 140 kg at 124 MPH (200 km/h).
The front grill, in particular, has deformable winglets that lower at high speeds; this offers less drag.
The inside of the car was designed using infomation from the Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher and includes a brand new steering wheel design. This design incorporates features & as opposed to their being on the dashboard.
The British car magazine has said that the the 458 Italia's design has drawn its very inspiration from the Enzo Ferrari and its Millechili concept car.
The 458 is designed to be Ferrari's sportiest V8 engine car
Specifications of the Ferrari 458
The Ferari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 L (270 cu in) V8 engine derived from a shared Ferrari/Maserati design, producing 562 hp (419 kW; 570 PS) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 398 lb.ft (540 N.m) at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm.
The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-rear engine setups in its road cars.
- Engine 4.5-liter V-8
- Horsepower 562 hp @ 9,000 rpm
- Torque 398 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm
- Transmission 7-speed DCT
- 0-60 mph 3.5 seconds
- Top Speed 198 mph
- Weight 3,400 lb (estimated)
- Length 178 inches
- Tires Front: 235/35ZR-20, Rear: 295/35ZR-20
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