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Ferrari 458 Italia

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In Ferrari’s first official announcement of the car, the 458 was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company’s experience in Formula 1.  The body computer system was developed by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting.

Engine

The 458 is powered by a 4,499 cc (274.5 cu in) V8 engine of the “Ferrari/Maserati” F136 engine family, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm.  The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars.

Transmission

The only transmission available on the 458 is a dual-clutch 7-speed GETRAG gearbox, in a different state of tune shared with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.  There is no traditional manual option, making this the fourth road-car after the Enzo, Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia not to be offered with Ferrari’s classic gated manual. It is the first mainstream model to not be offered with a manual transmission.

Handling

The car’s suspension features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to improve the car’s cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors.

The brakes include a prefill function whereby the pistons in the calipers move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimize delay in the brakes being applied.  This combined with the ABS and standard Carbon Ceramic brakes have caused a reduction in stopping distance from 100–0 km/h (62-0 mph) to 32.5 metres (107 ft).  Tests have shown the car will stop from 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 90 feet (85 with run flat tires), 85 feet from 60 mph (97 kmph) and 80 feet from 60 mph (97 kmph) with run flat tires.

Performance

Ferrari’s official 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is 2.9-3.0 seconds.  The top speed is 210 mph.

Engine
Layout / number of cylinders 8
Displacement 4.5 l
Engine Layout Mid-engine
Horespower 562 hp
@ rpm 9,000 rpm
Torque 397 lb.-ft.
Performance
Top Track Speed 202 mph
0 - 62 mph 2.9 s
Transmission
Gearbox 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
Fuel consumption
City (estimate) 13
Highway (estimate) 17
Body
Length 179.2 in.
Width 76.3 in.
Height 47.8 in.
Wheelbase 104.3 in.
Curb weight 3042 lbs
Year: 2010
Make: Ferrari
Model: 458 Italia
Engine: 4.5 L V8
Transmission: 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
Horsepower: 562 hp
Torque: 397 lb.-ft.
Drivetrain: RWD
Body Style: Coupe

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