The Ferrari 458 Italia's Pininfarina architecture provides added affirmation of the complete abandonment from the accomplished that this new car hails. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a compact, aerodynamic shape, accent the concepts of simplicity, ability and animation that aggressive the project. As with every Ferrari, the car's administration has been actual heavily afflicted by the requirements for aerodynamic efficiency, as can be apparent from the downforce of 140 kg at 200km/h generated by the new model. The foreground appearance a individual aperture for the foreground grille and ancillary air intakes, with aerodynamic sections and profiles advised to absolute air to the coolant radiators and the new collapsed underbody. The adenoids aswell sports baby aeroelastic winglets which accomplish downforce and, as dispatch rises, batter to abate the breadth of the radiator inlets and cut drag.
The new 4499 cc V8 is the aboriginal Ferrari absolute bang engine to be mid-rear mounted. It has a actual low agent compression acme archetypal of antagonism engines which contributed to accomplishing its compression arrangement of 12.5:1. Able with the acceptable flat-plane crankshaft, the engine delivers 570 CV at 9000 rpm and, with an outstanding ability achievement of 127 CV/litre, sets a new criterion not alone for the accomplished Ferrari ambit and the history of company, but aswell for the absolute bazaar segment. Best torque is 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, over 80 per cent of which is accessible from 3250 rpm. Specific torque is a almanac 120 Nm/litre. However, what is absolutely amazing is the bulk of torque accessible while still advancement top levels of ability at low revs.
The car's soundtrack is aswell archetypal Ferrari, with an exciting, able bark arising from the engine afore it channels through to the exhaust's three rear tailpipes.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is able with the seven-speed dual-clutch manual which increases achievement whilst accouterment actual bland accouterment even at abounding throttle. The engineers accept developed specific, sportier accessory ratios to bout the ability and torque curves of the new V8, guaranteeing top torque even at lower engine speeds and acceptance the car to ability its best dispatch in top gear.
This new Ferrari is aswell a above bound avant-garde if it comes to acid emissions. Despite the actuality that the new engine is decidedly added able than the V8s that preceded it, the Ferrari 458 Italia produces just 320 g/km of CO2 and ammunition burning is 13.7 l/100 km (combined cycle), the best in the absolute segment.
The engineers aswell focused on weight abridgement during the architecture appearance for agnate reasons. Consequently, the Ferrari 458 Italia has a dry weight of 1380 kg with a power-to-weight arrangement of 2.42 kg/CV. Weight administration is aswell optimal with 58 per cent over the rear axle. The aftereffect of the engineers' endeavours can be summed up in to two simple statistics which calm altogether abbreviate the Ferrari 458 Italia's aberrant performance: 0-100 km/h dispatch in beneath 3.4 abnormal and a best dispatch in balance of 325 km/h.
For the new chassis, already added in aluminium, Maranello's engineers congenital assorted types of avant-garde alloys forth with aerospace industry-derived accomplishment and bonding techniques.
With attention to car dynamics, the Ferrari 458 Italia's abeyance appearance accompanying wishbones at the foreground and a multi-link start-up at the rear acquainted for best roadholding and accomplished handling. Forth with a added absolute council ratio, the Ferrari 458 Italia appropriately offers acutely accelerated turn-in and physique ascendancy whilst advancement above ride comfort.
The affiliation of the E-Diff and F1-Trac (now controlled by the aforementioned ECU) and their corresponding mappings is even greater, consistent in a 32 per cent access in longitudinal dispatch out of corners compared to antecedent models. The change of the ascendancy logic, with even faster and added authentic adding of levels of grip, ensures even greater roadholding, bigger administration and affluence of ascendancy on the limit.
The aforementioned ECU aswell governs the high-performance ABS, accouterment even added absolute ascendancy over the argumentation beginning and greater efficiency. The brakes aswell affection a prefill action whereby the pistons in the callipers move the pads into acquaintance with the discs on lift off to minimise adjournment in the brakes getting applied. This accumulated with the ABS has cut the 100-0 km/h braking ambit to a simple 32.5 metres.
The Ferrari 458 Italia's autogenous is addition breadth of the car that exalts its adventurous personality. The disciplinarian is accustomed by a new blueprint and a advocate ergonomic interface area the capital controls are all amassed on the council wheel.
With the Ferrari 458 Italia, Maranello has brought a awful characteristic new car to its 8-cylinder range. The aggregation now offers two models that allotment a common, race-derived DNA, both awfully adventurous and fun to drive in accurate Ferrari tradition, but aimed at two actual altered kinds of client. While the Ferrari California was created for owners acute a added able sports car with a applied edge, the Ferrari 458 Italia is advised for owners for whom the antecedence is uncompromising on-road achievement with casual clue day capability, but who still appeal a car that is adapted in circadian active like all Ferrari's contempo models.
o Length: 4527 mm (178.2 in.)
o Width: 1937 mm (76.3 in.)
o Height: 1213 mm (47.8 in.)
o Wheelbase: 2650 mm (104.3 in.)
o Dry weight: 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
o Weight/power ratio: 2,42 kg/CV (7.16 lbs/kW)
o Weight distribution (front/rear): 42%/58%
o Type: V8 - 90°
o Displacement: 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)
o Maximum power: 570 CV (425 kW) @ 9000 rpm
o Maximum torque: 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
o Specific power output: 127 CV/l
o Compression ratio: 12.5:1
o Front: 235/35 ZR20 8.5"
o Rear: 295/35 ZR20 10.5"
o Maximum speed: >325 km/h (>202 mph)
o 0-100 km/h: <3.4 s
• Fuel consumption + emissions
o Fuel consumption: 13.7 l/100 km
o Emissions: 320 g CO2/km
o Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1
o E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS