Ferrari 458 Italia
It added two further plaudits to that collection at the International Engine of the Year Awards when its V8 was voted “Best Performance Engine” and “Best Engine Above 4 Litres”.
The success being enjoyed by the 458 Italia with both critics and public alike crosses all borders. The 458 has won awards in a host of different nations from the USA to the Far East and Europe. In the US, the mid-rear V8 was named “World Performance Car of the Year”. It was also named “Car of the Year” by the Robb Report and topped the New York Times rankings.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the discerning British motoring media proved equally enthusiastic. In fact, the 458 Italia scooped both BBC Top Gear Magazine’s “Supercar of the Year” and “Car of the Year Awards”. Staying in Britain, CAR magazine also named the 458 Italia “Performance Car of the Year 2010”, as did Auto Express and What Car.
The 458 Italia also enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome from the German and Italian public with the result that it voted “Sports Car of the Year” by the highly reputable Auto Moto und Sport and Quattroruote magazines.
Continuing around the world, the authoritative Car Middle East magazine declared the 458 Italia both “Car of the Year” and “Supercar of the Year” also. In China, Top Gear, Auto Moto und Sport, Robb Report and the popular X-Car website all named it “Car of the Year”.
Lastly, in Japan, the 458 Italia was Engine’s “Best Car of the Year”, proving that the Ferrari’s extreme sportiness has a genuinely worldwide appeal.
As with all Ferrari models the 458 has service intervals. These are annual and the work required changes with mileage and time past. Costs for servicing range under £1000 to nearly £2000 for the larger service. With the larger service more parts are required, for example.. Spark plugs, fuel filters and the Dual clutch gearbox fluid change. These items are separate to the initial cost of the service.
Does the Ferrari 458 have any common problems?
This model can have issues with coolant and oil leaks from the pumps. This has been a fault with the model along with some gearbox problems. That said, it can’t be said that everyone has these issues. There are no common faults with electrical systems, something previous models suffered with!
Ferrari 458 Italia Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 2009
|type||V8 – 90°|
|total displacement||274.4 cu in (4497 cc)|
|maximum power||419 kW (570 CV)** @ 9000 rpm|
|maximum torque||398 lbs/ft (540 Nm) @ 6000 rpm|
|specific power output||127 CV/l|
|front||235/35 ZR20 8.5”|
|rear||295/35 ZR20 10.5”|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|overall length||178.2 in (4527 mm)|
|overall width||76.3 in (1937 mm)|
|height||47.8 in (1213 mm)|
|wheelbase||104.3 in (2650 mm)|
|dry weight||3042 lbs (1380 kg)*|
|weight/power ratio||7.16 lbs/kW (2,42 kg/CV)|
|weight distribution fr/r||42%/58%|
|maximum speed||>202 mph (>325 km/h)|
|0-100 km/h||<3.4 s|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION + EMISSIONS|
|fuel consumption***||13.3/100 km|
|emissions***||307 g CO2/km|
|gearbox||Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1|
|electronics||E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS|
|*||With forged wheels and Racing seats|
|**||Including 5 CV of ram effect|
|***||Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC)|