• Sep 12, 2009
The Ferrari 458 has been introducing itself to company workers and to what could be potential customers. The verdict: we're still not sure about the triplicate exhaust, but the car is fo' dam' sho' hot, and probably the best looking black prancing horse we've ever seen. (I'll take a black 512 BB, thanks. - Ed. ) Posters at FerrariChat.com have noticed that the show cars are missing LEDs on the steering wheel, which means -- usuprisingly -- Ferrari has a lot of expensive options in mind for the car.
People at the presentation also spoke of some of the finer points of the cars -- in four different colors -- such as the trunk shape, plastic pieces of interior trim, and the placement of the horse emblem where a front license plate will need to go in many countries. We will bring you more details from the Frankfurt floor next week, but in the meantime enjoy the pictorial show.

[Source: Autogespot, TDU]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. In fact, I love it. As a Ferrari, however, I can't really accept it.

      I just think it looks too Japanese. I'm obviously not slighting Japanese designs (in general) of course, but when I see a Ferrari, I want to feel some sort of connection to Maranello. Which isn't there.

      The interior is lovely; I expected to see a semi-sparse, pure cockpit -- and that's what it is. But it appears too cluttered.

      All of these speculations are, clearly, based on photographs, though. So I'll have to hold my tongue until I see one live.

      Nevertheless, it does look better without the stage and lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know... the F430 still looks way better IMO. I think I like the hard edges of the 430 compared to the organic lines of the 458 and even the new McLaren.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm still very mixed on this. I always thought the 360 and 430 were very pretty cars. From certain angles I see a lot of Lamborghini Gallardo in the basic shape.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would even take this over an Enzo if I had the choice. This is my favorite Ferrari of the last 25 years. They FINALLY did a radicalized design. As for the tri-exhaust? It looks good, don't you even worry about that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it looks beautiful.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, The black does look much better! I agree with ed though, no Ferrari looks better in black than a 512 BB
      • 5 Years Ago
      for some reason I just don't like it...it has tooooo many design themes going on for it at every possible angle I look at...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, you are right. And I hate beautiful women. I mean, perfectly proportioned breasts are good, but if they have a nice face, perfect legs, and excellent physique it makes me want to vomit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These photos confirm my opinion that the headlights are absolutely ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great looking. I particularly like the taillights. Nice interior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. I'm surprised by the mixed reactions because ever since I first saw this car I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I definitely think it is one of the better looking Ferrari's released. In these real pics, it looks even more stunning.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ehhh... its hot and all, but i'll be holding my deposit until i can see the McLaren firsthand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good thinking. I shall hold my deposit until... well... I have enough money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is insanely hot and is probably sold out for the next 3 years.

      Front license plates should be banned and whoever came up with the idea for them should be burned at the stake.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah if I could afford a Ferarri, I could also afford the tickets I would get for not displaying my front plate.
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