The Ferrari Italia was initially introduced in 2009 at the International Motor Show Germany as a replacement for the Ferrari F430. In 2011, the Ferrari 458 Spyder, a convertible variant, was launched at the same motoring event. It was followed by the Ferrari 458 Speciale in 2013, and the Ferrari 458 Speciale A a year after.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ferrari in China, the Ferrari 458 Italia China Edition was made available. It was luxuriously designed with gold and red.
In the Philippines, the Ferrari Italia was launched in 2014 through the effort of its local distributor Autostrada Motore, Inc.
The Ferrari 458 measures 4,526mm long, 1,214mm tall, and 1,938mm wide. As the iconic Italian premium carmaker is known for its vehicles with sharp and streamlined edges, the Ferrari 458 is a breath of fresh air as it is detailed with pleasing curves for a classier and contemporary look.
Highlights in the exterior include a pair of xenon headlights with low and full beam function, 20 LED daytime running lights, front brake air intake, two front vents for radiator cooling, aeroelastic winglets, a hardtop for the convertible variant, dramatic wheel arches, three exhaust pipes at the rear, body-colored bumpers, polished tailpipe finisher and a striking pair of tail lights. Completing its premium stance is a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Ferrari 458 is ergonomically designed for a consistently comfortable ride. Notable features include leather and aluminum trimmed instrument panel, premium steering wheel with aluminum central pad, an aluminum-trimmed center console with reverse, launch control button and auto-switch, bucket seats covered in leather, a multi-zone air conditioning system, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Ferrari 458 is fitted with an MP3 player with auxiliary audio input and Bluetooth connectivity. It is paired with six JBL speakers for a pleasant music experience.
In terms of safety, the Ferrari 458 is equipped with an anti-lock braking system, tire pressure monitor, stability control, traction control, a good number of airbags, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Ferrari 458 is built using high-resistance aluminum extrusions to keep its weight down for superb handling and performance. It is equipped with double-wishbone suspension at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Ferrari 458 is a rear mid-engine, rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car. The series is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 gas engine paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 562 horsepower with 540 Nm of torque.