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2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Review


Italian Stallion

A front view of a Ferrari 458 Italia

In short: A high-powered mid-engine sports coupe.

Looking more like a futuristic robot than a Renaissance work of art, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a remarkable piece in engineering for the happy few who can afford it. Loaded with electronics, this masterpiece is smarter and faster than previous models. Not necessarily for everyday use, you'll want to find some law-free roads to maximize its potential. And if you have to ask...

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Warranty/Service: 2-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty; 2-year/unlimited-mile drivetrain warranty; 2-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty

Base Price: $227,000

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 4.5-liter V8 engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 570 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch with F1-style paddle shifters

Curb weight:
3,490 lbs
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 178.2/76.3/47.8

Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with ABS

Suspension: double wishbone front; multi-link rear
Traction: electronic stabilization control; F1-Trac traction control

Top Speed: 202 mph
0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds

60-0 mph: 107 ft

EPA City:
12 mpg
EPA Highway: 17 mpg

dual front airbags


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PNW060811 (Updated: 10/17/11 NW)