458 Italia

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Ferrari introduces a more extreme and technologically advanced version of the already exceptional 458 Italia. Ferrari’s mid-engine V-8 cars have always been its sportiest machines, beginning in earnest with the 308 GTB/GTS series that was in production from 1975 through 1985 and is just now receiving its due as one of Pininfarina’s finest designs. The […]

Best of the Best 2012: Convertibles: Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari purists seldom are followers of soft-top fashion, preferring the marque’s rigid berlinettas and their beautiful flowing forms to the canvas-roofed spiders. However, Ferrari’s latest mid-engine marvel, the 458 Italia, has morphed into a convertible without the fussy fabric flying buttresses of its predecessors. The 458 Spider features a folding aluminum hard top that transforms […]

Self-Control Cruiser

Although it has been re-engineered and reshaped to accommodate its ingeniously designed retractable top, the Ferrari 458 Spider is essentially a convertible version of the 458 Italia coupe. But the folks at Ferrari expect the new model to serve a completely different purpose and attract a different type of driver.     Typical Italia owners, […]

Robert Ross Test Drives the Ferrari 458 Italia

The 458 Italia is a shocking demonstration of just how much improvement can be brought to an already superb design. Faster, quicker- and smoother-shifting, and with lighter steering than its predecessor, the most powerful Ferrari V-8 ever does its magic without forced induction and while revving to a heady 9,000 rpm with a scorching musical […]

Best of the Best 2011: Sports Cars: Ferrari 458 Italia

When our judging panel of nearly 50 readers selected the Ferrari 458 Italia as the 2011 Car of the Year with a landslide vote in Robb Report’s March issue, the editors and writers who had the chance to drive the car were not surprised. While we anticipated the outcome, the 458’s accomplishment still is notable, […]

Ferrari Delivers Exclusive, Track-Ready 458 Challenge

Building a faster 458 Italia is no small feat. Out of the box, Ferrari’s mid-engined masterpiece will deliver its occupants to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and press onward past the 200-mph mark. With the 458 Challenge, Ferrari turns its perfect 10 up to 11, unleashing a track-ready beast that handily tops the road-going Italia’s […]

2010 Luxury Preview: V-8 Is Enough

Ferrari fires up its ultra-powerful 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia will be the next prancing horse to leave the Maranello stable. This replacement for the mid-engine F430 will feature an ultra-high-revving engine, an aluminum chassis, twin-wishbone suspension, triple-tip exhaust, and Pininfarina design. The car’s name denotes its 4.5-?liter engine displacement and its eight cylinders, […]