Ferrari 458 Italia officially announced

Ferrari 458 Italia officially announced

Ferrari F458 Italia fq

After months of rumour and speculation Ferrari has finally revealed the mid-engined V8 replacement for its F430. The all-new Ferrari 458 Italia won’t be unveiled in the flesh until September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but the official details of the newest model were released late last night. A new direct-injected 4.5-litre V8 provides motivation pushing out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. This unit won’t strike the redline till 9,000 rpm, and eighty percent of the F458’s torque will be available from a low 3,250 rpm, thanks to the motor’s 12.5:1 compression ratio.

Like the Ferrari California, the 458 benefits from a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox directing power to the rear wheels. There is no talk of incorporating a KERS hybrid power regeneration system yet, so it would seem that it was merely a rumour for now.

Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Italia’s aluminum structure helps keep weight down with the 458 weighing just 1,379 kg. Speculated performance figures have acceleration to 100 km/h taking just 3.4 seconds, and this will be the first volume production Ferrari V8 to top the 200 mph barrier, with a top speed of 202 mph (325kph).

Check out some images of Ferrari’s latest beast in the image gallery below.

Ferrari F458 Italia fq

After months of rumour and speculation Ferrari has finally revealed the mid-engined V8 replacement for its F430. The all-new Ferrari 458 Italia won’t be unveiled in the flesh until September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but the official details of the newest model were released late last night. A new direct-injected 4.5-litre V8 provides motivation pushing out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. This unit won’t strike the redline till 9,000 rpm, and eighty percent of the F458’s torque will be available from a low 3,250 rpm, thanks to the motor’s 12.5:1 compression ratio.

Like the Ferrari California, the 458 benefits from a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox directing power to the rear wheels. There is no talk of incorporating a KERS hybrid power regeneration system yet, so it would seem that it was merely a rumour for now.

Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 458 Italia’s aluminum structure helps keep weight down with the 458 weighing just 1,379 kg. Speculated performance figures have acceleration to 100 km/h taking just 3.4 seconds, and this will be the first volume production Ferrari V8 to top the 200 mph barrier, with a top speed of 202 mph (325kph).

Check out some images of Ferrari’s latest beast in the image gallery below.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
Maserati finds World’s most beautiful garage

There's no doubt that Maserati make some of the most beautiful cars in the world. In a recent contest Maserati...

Close