Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari has officially revealed the 458 Italia, the new mid-rear engined berlinetta that will debut at the next Frankfurt Motor Show. The aerodynamic design by Pininfarina is combined with a 4.5 liter V8 engine that delivers 570 hp and a new aluminum chassis.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia is defined by the Italian carmaker as "a massive leap forward from the company's previous mid-rear engined sports cars."
The 458 Italia is a completely new car from every point of view: engine, design, aerodynamics, handling, instrumentation and ergonomics.
"The new model is a synthesis of style, creative flair, passion and cutting-edge technology, characteristics for which Italy as a nation is well-known. For this reason Ferrari chose to add the name of its homeland to the traditional figure representing the displacement and number of cylinders."

V8 90°
Maximum power 570 CV (425 kW) @ 9000 rpm - Including 5 CV of ram effect
Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum speed >325 km/h (202 mph)
Fuel consumption 13.7 l/100 km - Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC)
Emissions 320 g CO2/km - Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC)
Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1

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