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New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:50 am

Hi guys,

Ferrari just unveiled the replacement of the F430. It's called 458 Italia and here are the first pictures:











What do you think?

(edit: typo)

[Edited 2009-07-28 04:15:54]
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:00 am

What a work of art!

Don't care much for the headlight assembly going up the front, but other than that......SWEET!  bigthumbsup 

Thanks for posting Graham!
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:08 am

You put pictures without specs? On a car as crucial as this! Naughty.

Here are the specs - and they are something incredible:

4498cc V8 -
570hp@9000rpm
398 lb-ft@6000rpm
80% of peak torque available from 3250rpm
7 speed twin-clutch transmission
1380kg weight

0-100km/h 3.4 seconds
203mph top speed


This car is absolutely packed with technology, and absolutely bursting with sheer violence. This is Ferrari telling all of its rivals, we are better than you, and you'll have a really tough time matching it.

I can see so many race-track production car records tumbling with this car. It has the E-diff/Traction control combination used previously which is also very effective, so it should just put the power down without drama.

What an awesome bit of engineering. Just staggering. It might well be as game changing as the legendary F40.

More detailed specs:

Ferrari 458 Italia – Technical specifications

Dimensions

Length 4527 mm (178.2 in.)

Width 1937 mm (76.3 in.)

Height 1213 mm (47.8 in.)

Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in.)

Dry weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)*

Weight/power ratio 2,42 kg/CV (7.16 lbs/kW)

Weight distribution fr/r 42%/58%

Engine

Type V8 – 90°

Displacement 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)

Maximum power 570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm

Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm

Specific power output 127 CV/l

Compression ratio 12.5:1

Tyres

Front 235/35 ZR20 8.5"

Rear 295/35 ZR20 10.5"

Performance

Maximum speed >325 km/h (>202 mph)

0-100 km/h

Fuel consumption + emissions

Fuel consumption*** 13.7 l/100 km

Emissions*** 320 g CO2/km

Gearbox

Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1

Electronics

E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS

* With forged wheels and Racing seats

** Including 5 CV of ram effect

*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC)

[Edited 2009-07-28 04:10:17]
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:09 am

This new Ferrari is a very nice car only it does not fit my style.
I would be quite happy with a Lotus Elan GT.  cheerful   yes 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:18 am

I don’t like the look of this car. It’s shaped oddly, and what’s with those THREE tailpipes? And what’s the purpose of having a turn signal when it’s very difficult to see while the brakelights are on?
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:21 am



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 1):

Thanks for posting Graham!

My pleasure  Smile

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
On a car as crucial as this! Naughty.

Yes, I apologise. I just wanted to show you the design first and then talk about the specs. Thanks for posting them, by the way. It's true that they are impressive!!!
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:38 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5):
Yes, I apologise. I just wanted to show you the design first and then talk about the specs. Thanks for posting them, by the way. It's true that they are impressive!!!

By the way, I way just kidding.  Wink

I still can't quite believe how far this car has advanced the benchmark. Even the pretty good 430 Scuderia seems pretty silly against this new car.

What will it be like when they take more weight from the car? Oh my goodness.  Smile
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:43 am

I can do without the ridiculous headlights, but otherwise the car is not bad in design.
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 am



Quoting Cpd (Reply 6):
By the way, I way just kidding.

That's what I thought, but just in case...  Wink

Quoting Cpd (Reply 6):
What will it be like when they take more weight from the car?

You mean when they release the 458 Scuderia? Maybe the Enzo will retire...  melting 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 am



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 4):
I don’t like the look of this car. It’s shaped oddly,

I agree. It looks more like a technical design, where form followed function. That's excellent for performance but for a car like this you need visual appeal as well. The 599 Fiorano has both performance and looks. I love the 599. This 458 will be like the Enzo...I respect the Enzo for its capabilities but can't call it a beautiful car as I would a Merc SLR or a Miura or an XKE.
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:53 am

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 8):
Maybe the Enzo will retire...

You know they are talking about the replacement for that car having no less than 700hp to motivate just 900kg. :eek:

The trick aerodynamics on this 458 are another area of major difference to all rivals. With a 458 Italia, will anyone even bother with rivals like R8 V10 FSI or the Gallardo LP560. It is in another world of performance, and well, everything really.

It appears to be a car that will dominate everything else in the fashion of Schumacher and the F2003GA F1 car

Perhaps the new 2WD Gallardo is an attempt to blunt the impact of this car - but will that strategy work?

This car is more powerful (and the engine appears to be much better overall), seemingly more advanced in the chassis department and even lighter. As we all know, engine power is nothing if the engine isn't flexible - and this engine appears to meet that requirement superbly.

The acceleration in the real world will likely be even more brutal the typically conservative claims from Ferrari.

Another statistic - 62mph to zero in just 32.5 metres.

[Edited 2009-07-28 04:58:28]
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:01 pm

Fantastic. Of cause I have to see it in person, but this must be one of the most beautiful Sportscars of the last 20 years, and beside the stunning Fiorano the best looking current Ferrari. The headlamps are a bit of a letdown, too ornate for a Ferrari. But the whole car is so much better than the odd California. I´ve just been to the local ferrari dealer with my little nephew, cant remember to have seen a nicer car there, with the notable exception of the stunning Fiorano.

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
Here are the specs - and they are something incredible:

Incredible indeed.

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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:10 pm



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 9):
I agree. It looks more like a technical design, where form followed function. That's excellent for performance but for a car like this you need visual appeal as well. The 599 Fiorano has both performance and looks. I love the 599. This 458 will be like the Enzo...I respect the Enzo for its capabilities but can't call it a beautiful car as I would a Merc SLR or a Miura or an XKE.

I agree with your agreement.  Silly I love the 599 too, it’s so cool on pictures and looks even better live. I’ve never understood the Enzo, it’s freakin’ horribly looking!
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:29 pm

Finally a good looking Ferrari...I didn't like the last bunch of cars they released, but this one is a winner.
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:33 pm

Stunning looking car, Ferrari's best looking car since the 288 GTO. It will be interesting to see what Porsche comes up with the next 911 GT2.

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Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
It might well be as game changing as the legendary F40.

Whilst the F40 was an awesome looking car it wasn't game changing at all, nothing in it was much different from the 288 GTO which it was based on, the Porsche 959 was the game changing supercar of the 80's.

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 12):
I’ve never understood the Enzo, it’s freakin’ horribly looking!

The Enzo was designed to go fast, function was what it was all about, looks were secondary. If you wanted a good looking Enzo you needed to buy the Maserati MC12, almost the same car slightly less power but faster around the Ring.

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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:39 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Thread starter):
Hi guys,

Ferrari just unveiled the replacement of the F430. It's called 458 Italia and here are the first pictures

Man if I was ever rich. I'd buy one of those babies and bring to Germany, have some fun on the autobahn.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:20 pm



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 15):
Man if I was ever rich. I'd buy one of those babies and bring to Germany, have some fun on the autobahn.

You don't need to wait that long. Fly down to Dubai, rent one there for a day or more and race it on Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi at whatever speed you fancy. I have seen them wealthy locals racing their toys on that highway in the desert in some quite amazing ways.
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:46 pm

I can't really decide what I think of it... In a way it looks really good, but as others have pointed out, the headlights are not so nice I think.

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 12):

Yes I agree with your agreement of the agreement  Wink The 599 looks beautiful.


All in all though I think I am more of a Lambo person these days.. the LP640 is so awesome :P
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:56 pm

Let's all rush out and buy one and start the Anet 458 Italia Club!  bigthumbsup 

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:01 pm



Quoting Fxramper (Reply 18):
Let's all rush out and buy one and start the Anet 458 Italia Club!

There might be some in Monaco already. Maybe I can borrow one for an hour and take a ride by the sea and up the mountain. I will give it back to the owners after I am done with my little joy ride of course.  Big grin
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:53 pm

just fantastic!! really nice design - best in quite a while from ferrari...
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:03 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 10):


It appears to be a car that will dominate everything else in the fashion of Schumacher and the F2003GA F1 car

Funny that you picked the '03 car, Schumacher actually had a run for his money that year from Raikkonen's Mclaren and Montoya's BMW. The 2002 and 2004 cars were much more dominant, giving him the title long before the season was over in both cases.

As for the 458, I like it! I normally don't like the new ferraris in photos, I only learn to appreciate them when I see them in person (the Enzo, for example), but I like this one right off the bat. Should be a phenomenal car, and I know that they are already working on a 458GT to compete in sportscar racing, Risi Competizione in the US will be running a couple in the ALMS next year  Smile
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:08 pm

It looks alright but I'm not really a fan of the headlights. It reminds me of a Porsche 911 and a Lotus Elise.

Of course I would never turn down a chance to drive one. Big grin
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:49 pm

I don't know if anyone else has noticed but I think the F458 looks a lot like the

Lotus Evora

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and the Artega GT

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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:32 pm

The F458 looks like the teenage brother of the Enzo,one beautiful car.

But i must say that im surprised the F430 is already up for replacement.When is this one suppose to hit the market?

The 360 Modena was launched in 1999 and was replaced in 2005 by the F430 so around 6 years of production.The predecessor of the 360,the classic 355 also hung around for around 6 years.Going by this i would imagine that the F430 should continue till 2010-2011.

Lately im a little out of the loop of the auto industry developments (other then religiously following Top Gear) but are you sure the F458 is infact the replacement for the F430 or something in between the F430 and the F599? And if it is indeed the replacement,when is it expected?
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:44 pm

Very nice car!!

How many cupholders?
Where do i place the kids safety seat?
Does it come in Diesel?

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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:45 pm



Quoting KHI747 (Reply 24):
And if it is indeed the replacement,when is it expected?

It´ll have its debut at the IAA in Frankfurt in 6 weeks time. And I´ll be there!
Surely it will go on sale shortly afterwards. Ferraris usually hit the road very soon after the public debut.
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:46 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Thread starter):
What do you think?

Eh.... just another car to me. Nothing big.....
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:47 pm

I like the very aggressive looks of the Ferrari 458. It's perfect for doing 180 mph on a clear day and in an empty Autobahn.  Wink
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:51 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 27):
Eh.... just another car to me. Nothing big.....

So, what is more than "just another car" for you? And how do you define "big" in this case?
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:26 pm

Excellent looking car, and probably an even better performer.

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
Fuel consumption + emissions

Fuel consumption*** 13.7 l/100 km

Emissions*** 320 g CO2/km

Come on, does anyone really care? Just look at it.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:31 pm

Purely out of curiosity, I'd love to see the recommended service intervals and costs.  Smile

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:33 pm



Quoting NA (Reply 29):
So, what is more than "just another car" for you?

Perhaps a 737-700?  Smile

Quoting NA (Reply 29):
And how do you define "big" in this case?

Big as in no big of a deal. Im not into cars that flashy anyway.
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:56 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
Specific power output 127 CV/l

Wow. That is more than a Honda S2000! New record for atmospheric engines, for sure.

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
4498cc V8 -
570hp@9000rpm

Just thinking about the noise that engine must make at 8,500 rpm when you downshift into a corner makes my spine tingle...

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
Fuel consumption*** 13.7 l/100 km

Yeah, I'll believe it when I see it.

Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
Compression ratio 12.5:1

Just remember to fill it up with premium gas, or else... Big grin
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Quoting Aero145 (Reply 4):
And what’s the purpose of having a turn signal when it’s very difficult to see while the brakelights are on?

If it's anything like the California, the larger red round lights on top are purely decorative. If you look at the rear diffuser you will see another red light. It would appear that they are just reflectors but on the California that is the blinker/brake light assembly.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 31):
Purely out of curiosity, I'd love to see the recommended service intervals and costs.  

Well the F430 is chain driven so there is no major engine out service like the earlier cars had. So as long as you keep up with annual services ($1500 each) the car will be good until clutch replacement (I'm not sure how that works with the Dual Clutch tranny).
 
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Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 34):
the car will be good until clutch replacement (I'm not sure how that works with the Dual Clutch tranny).

Probably better than a manual since a careless driver can't really shorten the life of a semiautomatic.
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:16 am

the more i look at it the more it grows on me
this car is going to have a massive amount of downforce, notice the subtly built rear spoiler and front spoiler almost like an f1 car but hidden away in the bodywork
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:23 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Thread starter):

I have a feeling Jay Leno may put in an order for one...  Smile That guy's car collection is SWEET!!!
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:15 am

for anyone interested in the sound.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjzIq8HIu7c
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:16 am

Much better looking than the always grinning F430. Undoubtedly this will be a very good car, and a worthy replacement of the F430. Now I'm just waiting for the convertible.
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 35):
Probably better than a manual since a careless driver can't really shorten the life of a semiautomatic.

You'd be surprised what a careless Ferrari owner can do to an F1 clutch.
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:01 am

What a beautiful car!!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:58 am

150 lb. lighter and 40 more hp than a Porsche GT2... Interesting...
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:25 am



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 17):
Yes I agree with your agreement of the agreement

Well that’s a first!  cheerful 
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:56 am



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 32):

Big as in no big of a deal. Im not into cars that flashy anyway.

I see, so its a generic statement you would say about any car anyway.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 23):
I don't know if anyone else has noticed but I think the F458 looks a lot like the
Lotus Evora
and the Artega GT

I dont see many parallels here, especially not with the Lotus. As for the Artega, its more that this car has "stolen" a bit from Ferrari (and the Alfa 8C), not the other way around.
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:04 am



Quoting NA (Reply 44):
I dont see many parallels here, especially not with the Lotus. As for the Artega, its more that this car has "stolen" a bit from Ferrari (and the Alfa 8C), not the other way around.

It is likely that the shape is designed for optimal aerodynamics in many sports cars that share a common layout. It isn't unreasonable at all that aerodynamicists at each company came to a similar conclusion when designing an ideal shape for a mid-engine sports car.
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:40 am

Gangly.

But I do love the headlights extending far up to the front wheelwell hump. I want one, but a Spyder in Giallo Fly (yellow) with a cream or tan interiour.
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm



Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 46):
But I do love the headlights extending far up to the front wheelwell hump. I want one, but a Spyder in Giallo Fly (yellow) with a cream or tan interiour.

I'm a TdF Blue Ferrari man myself....but you bring up an interesting point this shape doesn't necessarily suggest itself to a spider in the same way the 360/430 did....it''ll be interesting to see the final result.
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:36 pm

It's definitely a nice looking car. Quite fast for an entry level Ferrari though the California is now the entry level model. No KERS system though.
 
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RE: New Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:07 pm

I sometimes get to see one exactly like this in Monaco. Only that the one here has a Monaco license plate, but it is the same car in the exact same colour. I saw it last at the front entrance of the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

Such a beautiful car in a beautiful blue colour. I must say the owner has high taste.

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