2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe
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Carried over for 2012, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a RWD mid-engine two-door supercar, available in coupe and convertible trims levels, that seamlessly blends performance and style. The 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5-liter direct injected V8 engine that produces 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission the 458 Italia has a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds, top speed of 202 mph, and redlines at 9000 rpm. A performance suspension consisting of twin wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear provides the driver with superlative handling. The superior aero-dynamic styling, stretched headlights, and triple exhaust give the car a distinct flair. The interior is a driver oriented cockpit adorned with carbon fiber and leather trim. Steering wheel controls allow for preferred driver settings. The 2011 458 Italia is expected to get similar gas mileage as the previous model year, around 15 mpg. The 458 Italia is backed by a new 7-year maintenance program.
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe
The 458's base price hovers right around $225,000, which places it among the most expensive of the performance cars available in North America. The Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche S Turbo may compete in terms of performance, style and price, but the Ferrari 458 brings extensive racing heritage and the newest in fuel-efficiency technology. A multi-displacement system, active aerodynamics and a clever alternator that only charges the battery when the engine is not under load are among the technologies Ferrari has employed to increase vehicle efficiency. The 458 is an extremely capable track-ready car, but it also features a luxurious leather interior with all of today's necessary technologies, which can be driven comfortably to work. With the addition of the 458 Spider, with its clever retractable hardtop, sunshine-lovers now have an Italia to call their own.
What's new for 2012?
The 458 was an all-new model for Ferrari in 2010, replacing the much-loved F430 model. The 458 was more technologically advanced, more powerful and even more fuel-efficient in every way than its predecessor. For 2012, it carries on unchanged, though a new retractable hardtop convertible, the 458 Spider, joins the lineup.
- Aggressive styling
- extraordinary power and handling
- world-leading technology
- standard 7-speed transmission
The Ferrari 458 was all new in 2010. The 458 is better than that car in every measurable way, and the styling is also an evolution of the 430's looks--the newer car's got sharper corners, better aerodynamics and bigger standard wheels.