2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
The New Ages
An early example of Ferrari’s 458, this car presents in as-new condition and with less than 18,000 km showing on its odometer, it represents a great opportunity to secure a piece of classic Ferrari engineering. With its high-revving, normally-aspirated, mid-mounted V8 engine and two-seater layout, the 458 was Ferrari’s merging of tradition and new-age thinking to arrive at a sports car for the new century.
The Famous Ferrari Combination
This particular car also maintains a classic Ferrari tradition with its Rosso Corsa exterior and beige interior, adding up to a colour combination that has become famous for good reason. The interior is enhanced by a carbon-fibre steering wheel with embroidered Ferrari shields, a yellow tachometer face and a leather headlining to create a luxurious ambience. Externally, the car stands out with the addition of red brake calipers and the original purchaser optioned the car with a front suspension lifter to make the car compatible with a modern world that includes speed humps and driveways.
Linear Power Delivery
This car should appeal to those with a keen eye for traditional engineering, too, as it represents the last of the naturally-aspirated mid-engined Ferraris; surely a line in the sand when it comes to how cars work, sound and feel. For those with a track-day bent, the linear power delivery of a normally-aspirated engine has plenty of appeal also.
Pump up the Volume
Even without turbocharging, the 458’s 4.5-litre V8 manages to pump out huge power and torque of 419 kW and 540 Nm respectively. The 9,000 rpm power peak also tells you all you need to know about this high-stepping powerplant. Ferrari’s F1-inspried seven-speed dual-clutch transmission drives the rear wheels in another classic example of a classic layout.
Features include: Navigation, cruise-control, dual-zone climate-control, yellow tachometer, red brake calipers, carbon steering-wheel, suspension lifter, power seats, leather headliner, forged alloy wheels.