According to Ferrari, the 458 is a totally new car designed and developed from the ground up. 458 means the engine fitted inside is a 4.5liters engine with 8 cylinders and it uses the name Italia because it exudes all the elements of where this car comes from. One thing to note about this car is that it has been designed and developed with the help of the company’s most successful Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher who has been involved since the project started.
Before you start wondering, be sure that this car is powerful and fast. That is like a given fact with every Ferrari car you drive. The 4.5 liter V8 engine gets you up to 570 horsepowers at 9,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000rpm. This represents 87horses more than its predecessor. And if you really must compare, the 458 gives you 1 inch more in tyre diameter with 20 inch tyres and 235/35 and 295/35 on the front and backs respectively.
The triple tail pipes at the back really stand out if you are looking at the rear of this car and its ABS braking system works overtime to bring this car to a halt if needed. Think, if you are the ABS and your engine is blaring its 570 horsepowers along the highway, what do you just need to do. One of the most criticized element of this car would be its design as it looks almost entirely different from its previous version. In fact, this is one of Ferrari’s intention when designing this car. They called it a ‘complete departure from the past’ which means you get a more futuristic look this time around. Truth is, they did a spectacular job here.
As always, it is all about the driver here as all the interiors are made to give you an unforgettable driving experience. All the knobs, steering wheel, and control shifters here are ergonomically made for your convenience. In fact, you control most things on your steering wheel including your wipers and high beams. Whatever it is, when this car gets to our roads, expect a couple of million ringgits to say the least but expect millions of envious looks as well. Not bad if you calculate the cost though.