The Ferrari 458 is a mid-engined berlinetta produced by Ferrari as the successor to the Ferrari F430. It was officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. In 2015, the Ferrari 488 GTB, successor to the 458 Italia, was released.
Ferrari’s entry-level offering is anything but. With a V8 screaming right behind your head delivering an awe-inspiring 562 horsepower, for any other company the 458 Italia would be the flagship sportscar. Instead, the Italia is a driver’s ultimate fantasy, combining stunning Pininfarina lines with nearly perfect driving dynamics. It looks the part too, with aggressive headlights, sculpted flanks, and menacing triple exhausts exiting at the center of the functional rear air diffuser. Step inside and slide behind the wheel and contemplate the masterpiece that is the cockpit—everything you need is within reach in a setting that is more like a fighter jet than a mere car. Underneath the aerodynamically optimized skin is a vast array of high technology that allows the driver to use all that power with surgical precision. The high-revving V8 is the real highlight, managing to pull a nearly unbelievable amount of power out of just 4.5 liters by using direct-injection, high compression, and precisely balanced internal components. Keeping the engine in the powerband is made simple with the dual-clutch F1-inspired 7-speed transmission, which seamlessly ratchets off shifts without interrupting the delivery of ample torque. With the exceedingly stiff bonded aluminum chassis and an amazingly low drag coefficient, the Italia’s top speed exceeds 202 miles per hour.
The Ferrari 458 Italia uses a 4.5L (4,499 cc) V8, codenamed F136 F, which is naturally aspirated and makes 562 hp (419 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 398 ft·lb (540 N·m) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The 458 Italia is also equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic F1 transmission, making it the first mainstream Ferrari model without the option of a manual.
The car is mid-engined and rear-wheel drive.
The Ferrari Team Forza 458 Italia is available in the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6. It is a modified version of the 458 Italia, with upgraded performance and a unique black paintjob.
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