• Oct 7, 2009

Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for the updated high-res image gallery


Dreaming of getting your hands on Ferrari's upcoming 458 Italia? You'd better know what you're getting yourself into, and this is our first real indication. Stemming from a supposedly leaked price sheet, the new V8 supercar will start in Europe at €162,900, before any taxes are taken into account. At today's exchange rates, that figures to about $240,000 – around halfway between the price of the outgoing F430 and the 430 Scuderia.

Of course, that's not an official figure – Ferrari North America has yet to confirm pricing for the U.S. market – and the long list of options amply demonstrates that the $240k starting price is exactly that: a starting price. On to that you can add leather everything, special paint finishes, upgraded wheels and more – most if not all of which you can already check out in the online configurator we reported on recently.

Click the thumbnails below to view the leaked document in Dutch and the translated one next to it – and note that the British pricing is a rough conversion, not an official figures. And just for your viewing enjoyment, we've updated the gallery of press shots with seven new images of the 458 Italia in motion.




[Source: FerrariChat.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I really really really do not like the headlights on this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't... Stop.... Yawning...
      • 5 Years Ago
      If only I could get this engine in the 430 Scuderia. That'd be sick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am going to go with $300,000 because Ferraris have no official price and since it takes about 2 years to get one, I am sure that $300,000 will be closer to what you will have to pay for it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They DO have an MSRP but dealer markup is always significant. Given the tenor among owners on F-chat, the early buyers will pay a huge premium but that'll pass quickly: Ferrari buyers have been hit by the economic situation and will not pay the exorbitant prices seen for 360's and (especially) 430's.

        Given the huge jump, I'm going to venture that these aren't going to be selling nearly as well as the 360/430. Ferrari is clearly looking to make up the difference with the significantly cheaper (though still marked-up) California.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Sea Urchin

        Heck, if I could own one, that's all I'd care about. Even certain vintage Ferraris which don't drive that well... it's how it makes you feel that matters. Pure numbers are for racers, both of the armchair variety and real ones. For the rest of us, meh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mark this date.

      This is the turning point. I think I am on the back side of the hill now.

      New ferrari comes out, and I am on the side of "I liked the old ones, this one looks disjointed, committee designed, and superfluous, the F430 looked great."

      And Bob Denley is on the other side, with the previous Ferraris that I think look great, he isn't interested in... and this new design appeals to him. That is fine.

      But like music, or other cultural trends... at some point you find yourself nostalgic for the tried, true, and established previous greats, rather than loving every new thing that comes out, just because it is new.

      I think I find myself crossing that line now. F430 was a fantastic looking car, better than 360 in most respects... but I am not feeling the F458 at all, for most of the reasons that others above have mentioned...

      and those headlights... indeed. Who's idea was that? BAD idea.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let's compare.

        430 to 360.
        More power, check
        Improved F1 gearbox, check
        Electronic diff vs. not. Check
        Steering wheel dial for chassis settings vs. not. Check

        More agressive rear fender intakes, high and low, CHECK. the old ones were rounded and not very aggressive.

        More aggressive front apron, with a nostalgic ferrari shark-nose theme, check, and better than the soft-ovoid intakes on the 360.

        More streamlined, and attractive headlights than 360's seemingly non-cohesive light fixture design... check. Plus LED elements.

        The only thing that looked better on the 360 and CS than on the 430, was the tail panel. The 360's pie-plate tail lights on a full mesh challenge stradale tail panel looked nicer and more like F40 and 355 Challenge, than F430's smaller tail lights.

        And most of what I didn't mention either didn't change much, or was simply an incremental update.

        It is actually similar to the fact that 328 improved on 308, and 355 improved on 348. 430, IMHO, DEFINITELY looks better and more aggressive than 360's more ovoid, soft-edge'd and rounded details.

        The F458 simply dropped all of the sleek grace that was inherent in the 360/430 body altogether, and added design elements for the sake of design elements, and all proportion and sense of line out the window. I have a hard time finding an angle that I truly like when looking at 458 pictures.

        But then again, I didn't like the 599 after the 575M, either. The flying buttress thing is interesting, but again, there are too many lines and changes for the sake of ostentatious design than the car needs, and it ruins the flow of the bodywork, and makes the back half of the body look like 'the trunk was made for junk'. California suffers from it as well.

        There is obviously a theme from 599 to California, to 458. I just don't like it, and think it is too needlessly busy and disjointed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        bgkeen clearly doesn't understand what an "opinion" is. You can't say someone's opinion on something like car design is wrong when it's entirely subjective. Boxerfanatic just explained WHY he thought the 430 looked better. I completely agree with his identification of what distinguishing factors truly make the difference between the two cars. The 430 just looks dangerous. The 360 didn't. However, there is something about the 360 (and the 575) that scream "Ferrari" regardless of whether it looks dangerous, sexy, whatever, that none of the later cars have had.

        That said, I actually really like the look of the 599. Oh and the 355 was so ugly and lame it's not even funny. In fact, as a child of the 80s you would think there would be a single Ferrari from that era that I even found visually interesting but nope. They're all squarish and garish. Testarossa, 355, even the F40 to an extent are so simple, like they were made out of balsa wood. Blah.
        • 5 Years Ago
        blah blah blah. I quoted you as saying "F430 was a fantastic looking car, better than 360 in most respects". I never said it was technically better, therefore all this:

        430 to 360.
        More power, check
        Improved F1 gearbox, check
        Electronic diff vs. not. Check
        Steering wheel dial for chassis settings vs. not. Check

        NEED NOT APPLY. My statement was regarding looks. It's amazing, you look past the original point of argument because you are more concerned about typing as much useless garbage as possible. CHECK I wonder if anyone actually reads your posts. CHECK It would be less painful to read a math textbook. CHECK

        The 360 is a better looking car than the 430 for the same reason that the 355 is a better looking car than the 360. Figure it out yourself. I believe most would agree with me, not that that matters.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "F430 was a fantastic looking car, better than 360 in most respects"

        I don't think so Tim.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Front end looks like Spirra.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Ferrari Italia, Ferrari California, i am tired of these names, how about a name a common man can identify with, Ferrari Scranton or Ferrari Boise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      By my calculations I would have to sell 10 white bricks at 25 stacks a piece to own this.

      BURR AYE OKAY
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dude you are on your way.

        Xcrunk wants three of your bricks already. lol

      • 5 Years Ago
      You'd be lucky to get it for only 240K. Because it's a Ferrari, dealers can charge huge markups. And it's not like there are Ferrari dealerships everywhere. I think the closest one near me would be in Atlanta, about 150 miles away. Plus, I'm wondering how much it would cost to have a proper manual gearbox fitted instead of that stupid flappy paddle crap that comes standard. It's not like at a Chrysler dealership where you could buy a Sebring or a Caliber with about $1.08 in change and some pocket lint.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Chrysler dealerships would probably count themselves lucky to be getting that pocket lint this winter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anything with a 6 figure price tag will be a standard in future, as driving and car ownership becomes one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.

      http://www.carnorama.com
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