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The Ferrari 458 Italia is a sports car designed by Pininfarina and produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari from 2010 as the replacement for the Ferrari F430. It was revealed to the press on July 28, 2009 and presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009.

It is a two-seater car with a 8 cylinder engine and benefited largely by the company’s experience in Formula 1 design. Despite being introduced as the replacement for the F430 and have some similarities in design, as stated Ferrari in the press release, is a completely new car from a technical point of view and marina.

El V8 of 4.5 L (4.499cc) eroga 578 CV (425 kW) at 9000 rpm rinde y un par de Massimo 540 NM at 6000 rpm, con el 80% del mismo available at 3250 rpm. El motor incorpora the inyección directa de combustible in Primera vez en un Ferrari con configuración of central motor.

The semi-automatic transmission is a Getrag dual-clutch 7-speed F1, similar to the Ferrari California, which can operate in manual or automatic mode.

The automobile suspension is double-wishbone front and multilink system in the rear, along with electronic differential and traction control also known as Formula 1 F1-Trac, designed to enhance cornering behavior and longitudinal acceleration by 32% compared to their predecessors.

The brakes have a function that decreases preload delays in its implementation. This, along with the ABS has reduced the stopping distance of 458 Italia from 100 to 0km/ha 32.5 meters.

The official acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is 325km/h, with fuel consumption of 13.4 L/100km combined cycle and production of 268 g /km of CO 2.

The 458 Italia was designed by Pininfarina, as the latest models of Ferrari. The automotive style and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency, producing a load of 140kg at 200km/h. The interior of the 458 was designed using input from former Ferrari Formula 1 Michael Schumacher, including a new steering wheel which incorporates many features and controls facing the driver and not the board, similar to cars Race.

According to Autocar, the 458 was inspired by the Ferrari Enzo and Mille Chile concept car. was designed to be the sportier model with V8 Ferrari, the Ferrari California to distinguish recently launched.

The Ferrari 458 Challenge was presented at the Ferrari Annual Dealer Meeting on 14 July 2010. Says its new Ferrari Challenge model goes around the Fiorano circuit in 1:16.5, which is two seconds faster than its predecessor, the F430 Challenge and only two seconds slower than the Ferrari FXX seconds.

In August 2011, the Italian company presented in the derivative Maranello Ferrari 458 Italia convertible version of the Ferrari 458 Spider. The device for opening and closing the roof takes 14 seconds in the process, following the scheme hardtop Ferrari 575M Superamerica pivoting. Moreover, the 4.5 V8 engine is unchanged, maintaining 570 hp at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque from 6,000 rpm. In addition, Ferrari has not sacrificed excess weight of your new vehicle, only outperforming the Ferrari 458 Italia on 50 kilograms more.

A year after the start of the marketing model, five units of the Ferrari 458 Italia had burned. Initially the fire was attributed to an expansion valve that generated an incorrect removal of fuel gases. Later Ferrari said fires were produced by an adhesive used to attach a panel under the rear wheel arches that could start a fire in the engine area if temperatures were reached high. The owners of the Ferrari burnt received a new one and 1,248 units produced model were calls to review to remove adhesive material. Instead metal rivets were used, similar to the solution adopted for models that were made since that time.