After all the spy shots and leaked images, Ferrari finally unveiled its replacement for the F430 with the much-anticipated 458 Italia. Power comes from a 4.5L V8, which is the first Ferrari direct-injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It delivers a total of 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm over 80 percent of which is available from 3,250 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph. Wondering how many miles per gallon youll get with the 458 Italia? Ferrari estimates average fuel-consumption at 13.7 l/100 km, which is 17.1 mpg on our side of the world.
The world premiere of the Ferrari 458 Italia was held in September 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.