Ferrari 458 Italia

Featuring an ultrahigh-revving engine, an aluminum chassis, twin-wishbone suspension, triple-tip exhaust, and Pininfarina design, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a fitting replacement for the outgoing mid-engine F430. The car’s name denotes its 4.5-liter engine displacement and its 8 cylinders, which will fire up to a 9,000 rpm redline. Expected to hit U.S. showrooms this spring, the 458 Italia produces an astonishing 562 hp and 398 ft-lbs of torque, making it the most powerful V-8 production model Ferrari has ever manufactured. Its power, combined with a low weight of 3,042 pounds, will help the Italia reach a top speed of 202 mph. A convertible version of the 458 Italia is due in 2011 for those with an affinity for top-down motoring.

Pros:
Ferrari at its finest.
Cons: The 430 is officially retired.

Read Next Article >>
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.photodesignstudios.com; Automobile courtesy Boulevard Motorcar Company
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic...
The new bike was put through its paces during a ride around California’s Salton Sea...
When the fourth-annual Austrian Alpine Rally set off from the starting line in Vienna on the...
Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...
The nearly 1,000 cc motorcycles draw inspiration from Yamaha’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike…
In both design and performance, the new S-Class Coupes branch out from Mercedes’s historically...
The sedan is set to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A3…
Photo by Daylight Studio Snc
A century of quintessentially Italian carmaking and motorsports…