• Mar 22, 2010
Fernando Alonso's Ferrari 458 Italia – Click either image to view in higher resolution

Formula One pundits have for years been saying that Ferrari was the team where Fernando Alonso was always supposed to be. The folks at the Scuderia evidently agreed when they finally signed the only driver to beat Schumacher at his own game. And they aren't about to let him forget it now that he's home.

So it should come as little surprise that, after handing him the keys to a Maserati GranCabrio, reports are surfacing that the champ has also received (or is soon to receive) a Ferrari 458 Italia as well. Sources suggest that the car may have been part of his contract.

The car in question was spotted by a FerrariChat forum member while in Maranello, decked out in Bianco Fuji (Ferrari-speak for pearl while) with Alonso's signature logo embroidered into the headrests right below the Prancing Horse... right where it's always belonged. Thanks to Patrick for the tip!

[Source: FerrariChat]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      When I'm famous remind me how d0uchey it is to have your name written on everything you own so I don't fall into the same trap.

      ...I'm lookin' at you entire West Coast Customs clientele!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too late Lucas! your avatar is just the start.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're reeking of jealousy. hahaha

        Seriously though, this is a gift to Alonso, so that's probably Ferrari's attempt at showing that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        We're not. They are personalizing it to say that it was made just for him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a hella nice gift, but I still think the older 430s and 360s looked better than this new model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest, I've always disliked white Ferraris with the exception of the Testarossa (Miami Vice!) but this 458 Italia is HOT!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I might add an arrow to my signature!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see what this looks like as a GT2 racecar...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The ugliest Ferrari ever. And people are too much of badge whores to admit it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are very few shades of white I'd consider for a car, but this is one of them. I can't stand bright, plain, white, cars, especially on an exotic. An off-white, or something like this pearl white, looks good, though. If I could afford a Ferrari, and could somehow be convinced not to get the beautiful red...pearl white or black would definitely be possibilities.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hot dayum that looks good in white.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's pearl white so it has an opalescense to it
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it is a fantastic looking car. The curves in the back may look harsh at certain angles but I think it's sexy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        color seems to be satin silver, not white.
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