2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
Watching television news can be depressing. Between the political rancor of election season and the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of most news directors, positive stories are scarce. But here's one that should make any lover of fine automobiles pleased.
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
The Ferrari 458 Italia is one hot mid-engine supercar, and the newest member of team Maranello is receiving plenty of attention on the Interwebs. The 458 Italia boasts a new, sweet-sounding direct-injected 4.5-liter V8 capable of pumping out 562 hp and 398 lb-ft with a race-ready 9,000 rpm redline. All that Italian muscle translates into a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 202 mph.
A lightly-camo'ed Ferrari 458 Italia has been caught napping by the roadside, and from the looks of it, Ferrari doesn't appear to have pulled any tricks with its renderings: the car's a dead ringer for what was presented last week, right down to the seriously extended mirror stalks and that disappearing back end. This is all very good, and we can't wait to see the 458 Italia up close in Frankfurt. Hat tip to Milad.
Jon Sibal's rendering of the Ferrari 458 Spider -- Click above for high-res image