The design of the Italian Pininfarina Ferrari 458 provides further evidence of the complete break with the past that this new car goodbye. Ferrari 458 Italy has a shape, compact aerodynamic focusing on the notions of simplicity, efficiency and lightness that inspired the project. Like any other Ferrari, the style of the car was heavily influenced by the requirements of aerodynamic efficiency, as you can see on the support of 140 kg to 200 km / h generated by the new model. The front has an opening for the grille and side vents, or the bearing surfaces with sections designed to direct air to the radiator and cooling the underside new apartment. The nose also sports small wings to generate downforce and aero-elastic, as the speed increases, it deforms to reduce the input section of radiators and slide cutting.
The new 4499 cc V8 Ferrari is the first direct-injection engine for mid-rear mounted. Has a very low height of the piston compression typical of racing engines that have helped to achieve its compression ratio of 12.5:1. Featuring traditional flat plane crankshaft, the engine produces 570 hp at 9,000 rpm and with an extraordinary power of 127 hp / liter, establishes a new benchmark not only for the range Ferrari and the company's history, but also the segment. The maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm, over 80 percent of what is available from 3250 rpm. Specification is a peak torque of 120 Nm / liter. However, what is truly extraordinary is the amount of torque, while maintaining high levels of power at low revs.
Of the 458 Ferrari Italy, Maranello has brought a highly distinctive car back to its 8 cylinders. The company now offers two models that share a common DNA of the race, both outstanding athletic and fun to drive in the Ferrari tradition, it is true, but two very different types of customers. While the Ferrari California has been created for owners who require a more versatile sport with a real advantage, Ferrari 458 Italy is designed for owners, whose priority is not to compromise on performance on the road with a Days ability occasionally, but that still requires a car that is used in day-to guide days, as all models of Ferrari.
Ferrari 458 Italia - Technical specifications
- Length: 4527 mm (178.2 in.)
- Width: 1937 mm (76.3 in.)
- Height: 1213 mm (47.8 in.)
- Wheelbase: 2650 mm (104.3 in.)
- Dry weight: 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
- Weight/power ratio: 2,42 kg/CV (7.16 lbs/kW)
- Weight distribution (front/rear): 42%/58%
- Type: V8 - 90°
- Displacement: 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)
- Maximum power: 570 CV (425 kW) @ 9000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
- Specific power output: 127 CV/l
- Compression ratio: 12.5:1
- Front: 235/35 ZR20 8.5"
- Rear: 295/35 ZR20 10.5"
- Maximum speed: >325 km/h (>202 mph)
- 0-100 km/h: <3.4>
- Fuel consumption + emissions
- Fuel consumption: 13.7 l/100 km
- Emissions: 320 g CO2/km
- Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1
- E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS