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Specification

Specification

  • Mileage: 1700
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 4.7
  • Interior Colour: Crema Leather
  • Exterior Colour: Rosso Corsa
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Seats: 2
  • Service: FSH
  • Reg date: 2012/4

Optional extras

  • 20" Diamond Sport Wheels
  • Carbon Driver Zone & LEDs
  • Carbon Dashboard
  • Carbon Fibre Central Bridge
  • Daytona seats
  • Front and Rear park sensors
  • Full electric recaros
  • HELE
  • I-Pod connector
  • Leather Headliner
  • Leather tunnel
  • Navigation
  • Nav-Trak
  • Scuderia Brake Callipers
  • Scuderia Wing Shields
  • Special Stitching
  • Sports Sill Cover
  • Upper Zone in Leather
  • Lifeshine
Description

Description

Whatcar says…

“Awesome performance – not just speed, but flexibility, too. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a chassis that makes anyone feel like they can drive.

It's fast. With a 570bhp 4.5-litre V8, of course it's fast, and the seven-speed twin-clutch semi-auto gearbox is more than capable of keeping up with the engine.

However, it's the breadth of ability that really gets you. With the gearbox in full automatic mode, it will dawdle through town at 35mph in seventh gear. Seventh! Astonishingly flexible.

A car that grips, turns and stops like you wouldn't believe, rides well for a 200mph-plus supercar.

Floor the accelerator and the decibel count rises significantly, although anyone with the remotest interest in cars will find the sounds soul-stirring rather than irritating.

At low speed or when cruising the 458 is actually reasonably quiet, and the engine/transmission are very smooth.

A four-year warranty is standard, and you won’t have to worry about the strength of the Ferrari’s resale values.

Ferraris are every bit as reliable as sports cars produced over the other side of the Alps, in southern Germany – and every bit as well-made and finished. The 458's interior is just lovely to look at and touch.

The cabin is spacious and light, and there's room for light luggage behind the two seats.”

Autocar says...

“The Ferrari 458 Italia’s styling are entirely subjective but, in our office, the consensus is that it marks a return to sensational-looking Ferraris.

With a flat under tray, but without any obvious aero aids, the 458 generates more down force than the F430 (360kg flat out) and yet it is also more aerodynamic.

There is a touch of Enzo in the 458’s overall design, particularly in the shape and position of the rear lights (although the Enzo had twin units.

if you sit in the F430 and then step into the 458 Italia, it feels as though you have skipped two generations of Ferrari, rather than one. Everything in the 458 feels modern and exudes a sense of handcrafted workmanship that was missing from its predecessor.

Think of a set of performance criteria that a modern supercar should meet and, chances are, you’ll have drawn up a list of performance figures that all but mirror those belonging to the Ferrari 458 Italia.

Even when modest things are being asked of it, the 458 is tactile enough to reward. Closer to its limit, the 458 has all the poise, and more, that we’ve come to expect from a mid-engined V8 Ferrari. Rivals that do things better are few.

Depreciation is predicted to be excellent – thanks to strong demand (waiting lists stretch into years).

The Ferrari 458 Italia is proof that, when it comes to building road cars, Ferrari is definitely on a bit of a roll at the moment. But even considering the wonderfully desirable 599 GTO, arguably it is the 458 Italia that is Ferrari’s greatest achievement.

 

Topgear says...

“Widely regarded as the best mid-engined supercar of the past five years, the 458 is Ferrari’s smallest car and the company at its very best. Beautiful, extremely fast, delightful to drive – this is everything a red-blooded supercar should be.

Powered by a 4.5-litre V8 just behind your head, the 458 Italia stumps up 570bhp and 398lb ft of torque, leading to extreme speed: 0–62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed just over 200mph.

The driving is where this car really scores. An engine that variously growls, screams, sings and howls, a chassis that rewards and excites, sublime steering – the baby Ferrari really does appear to have it all. but the experience, the measure of the balance between fun and speed, is just pitch perfect. We want a Ferrari 458 Italia. Everyone should want a Ferrari 458.

One of the most contentious parts of the interior design on the 458 is the fact that the steering wheel has adopted most of the extraneous functions, very much like an F1 car.

The seats are comfortable and yet supportive, there’s a decent 230-litre luggage compartment up front, the fuel tank is a sufficient 86 litres and there’s no reason not to do a big trip in one go. 

Ferrari 458 Italias have been changing hands for significant premiums for the first few months of sale, so it’s probably safe to say that residuals will be strong, supported by the fact that the car is so good.”

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