Italian stallion

The Ferrari 458 Italia is, according to Ferrari's big cheese, Italy's car.

It's a stunner

Ferrari's clever use of function and form mean that its stunning body hides many useful features.

Warm it up

For example, the vents at the rear expel hot air from the dual-clutch gearbox.

A relief

The vents above the front wheels help relieve air pressure created by the wheels.

Powerful engine

It's powered by a 4.5-litre V8.

All the horses

Said V8 is naturally aspirated and pushes out 562 bhp and 398 lb. ft.

Faster than fast

0-62 mph happens in just 3.4 seconds.

Burning rubber

Its top speed is 202 mph.

What's in a name

The 458 in the name refers to the car's 4.5-litre V8 engine.

No manual

The 458 is the first mainstream Ferrari not to be offered with a manual gearbox.

The tech inside

Ferrari used plenty of F1 tech in the 458.


Its traction control system, for example, is derived from tech developed in F1.

Miles per gallon

Ferrari claims the 458 Italia can manage over 20 mpg. We did not achieve this.


Ferrari's Manetino switch selects how sensitive the traction control is. "Race" is quite enough, thanks.


Carbon fibre can be specced all over the car.


The V8 revs hard and fast. It's quite a thing.

Not too shabby

The turn of pace this thing has is enough to surprise you. And, of course, delight as well.

Whoa there

Three exhausts?! Yup, just like the legendary F40.

Nice ride

Trust us, it's everything you'd expect it to be.
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