The successor to their popular 430 model, Ferrari first showcased the 458 Italia at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, the same year that it rolled off the production line. And quite appropriately, being their first new supercar of the decade that followed, it had an all new, innovative approach.
The company’s experience in Formula 1 helped inform the technology and engineering that was incorporated into the 458 Italia by Magneti Marelli, chiefly as it was the first of their mid-engined models to have direct fuel injection, and automatic transmission from a dual-clutch, 7-speed GETRAG gearbox.
And with a completely brand new, super slick design, it all adds up to a Ferrari supercar that is quite unlike anything they’ve made - or indeed you’ll have driven - before. It posts some record breaking speed stats, accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 0 - 100 mph in 6.8 seconds, with an achievable top speed of 202 mph. Suffice to say, you’ll need to buckle in tight for a ride in the 458 Italia.