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With the Ferrari 458 Italia, the legendary sports-car maker has produced what’s arguably the best-driving supercar ever built. It’s also one of the sexiest, wrapping the best of Ferrari’s mid-engine, poster-car heritage with just the right gloss and gleam to flaunt all the modern, F1-derived wizardry on board.
Where the current roadgoing Ferrari coupe with its rear-mounted V8 can go beyond this Speciale edition, I don’t know. The 458 Italia and Spider already hold a very dear place in the hearts of anyone who has driven them on a sunny day over great roads or tracks, and I was pretty sure nothing could beat the heady sensory combo presented in the 458 Spider when I first drove it back in 2011. I may have to change my opinion now.
There’s a replacement in the works for next year; and the 458 is going to be a tough act to follow. In the meantime, with the 458 Spider (convertible), and the 458 Speciale also still relatively new to the lineup, there’s lots of appeal in this master work.
Companies like Ferrari are in the enviable position of sprinkling performance dust on their already-great base cars, all just to make them a skosh better and grab us again by the loins for one more model year. Some perspective: in 2002, the legendary Enzo set its personal best around Ferrari’s 1.9-mile track at Fiorano, pulling a 1:24.9. This 458 Speciale with four fewer cylinders and more weight beats it with a time of 1:23.5, and not once during my laps did I feel as though I might die if my slightest judgment behind the wheel was less than on the money.
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia has been set at $298,000 – $300,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Interior
With head-turning styling, neck-snapping acceleration and that indescribable but incredibly potent Ferrari allure, the 458 Italia supercar (along with its open-air 458 Spider counterpart) is one of the most desirable rides on the market. It is the latest in a long line of mid-engined, high-performance machines from Italian automaker that started with the legendary Dino.
Displayed underneath a glass window like the piece of art that it is, the 458 Italia’s heart is a direct-injected 4.5-liter V8 cranks out 562 horsepower at 9,000 rpm (125 horsepower per liter, a record for naturally-aspirated piston engines). Torque is rated at 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm, 80 percent of which is available from 3,250 rpm.
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Exterior
The handling, however, is where the Ferrari 458 truly shines. Balance and grip are both evident in large quantities, imbuing a stability not often found in high-horsepower, mid-engine cars. The steering feel is among the very best we’ve ever experienced, with perfect weight and exquisitely detailed feedback about the road surface and the tires’ comfort zones. We found the 458 Spider to be communicative in a way that many modern cars aren’t; you can feel the weight transfer in corners, as you’re easing into the throttle, far more than most other high-power supercars and long before the tires get to their maximum grip or the electronic systems need to pull their weight.
The uprated carbon ceramic brakes and crispier shifts from the F1 DCG transmission pretty much complete the total picture. The ceramic discs have a new infusion of silicon, so the disc diameter stays the same as before while stopping things eight-percent sooner and lasting two to three times longer than before. Even the calipers have been thoroughly drilled out for weight savings and better cooling. As for the F1 gearbox, upshifts are now typically 44-percent quicker in the most aggressive settings of the Manettino, while downshifts get 20-percent snappier. Meanwhile, steering response is rendered 11-percent quicker and requires 14-percent less effort while at speed and hunting curves. Even the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires offer six-percent greater grip and allow several times more the number of hot laps on track days.
In all, it’s a case of the sum being even greater than its individually excellent parts and we’re anticipating the same for the 2015 458 Spider Speciale.
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Engine
Sitting just behind occupants’ heads, the 458’s 4.5-liter V-8 engine is rated at 562 horsepower in standard form, and it’ll rev all the way up to a 9,000-rpm redline. It makes 80 percent of its peak 400 lb-ft of torque from 3,250 rpm. But the numbers don’t tell the full story of the Italia’s V-8. It emits a soundtrack that will delight even those who typically shake their head at noisy sports cars.
Performance is impressive, with the zero-to-60 mph sprint dispatched in just 3.3 seconds on the way to a 201-mph top speed. Even more note-worthy is the Ferrari’s handling – the car feels like it’s hard-wired to the driver’s synapses, responding to control inputs with lightning alacrity yet remaining extremely forgiving (assuming the stability control isn’t shut off) for less advanced pilots.
Helping the 458 Speciale get well below its stated 2.9-second acceleration time to 60 miles per hour is the lost baggage of nearly 200 pounds of curb weight versus the 458 Italia, for a quoted total of 3,075 lbs. This lightness is then propelled forward with Ferrari’s latest iteration of its F136 engine, called FL. Power in the direct-injected V8 unit is up by 35 horses and the existing 398 pound-feet of torque gets spread more widely due to a 14:1 compression ratio (the 458 Italia is at 12.5:1). All of this makes not only for finer behavior at higher speeds through curves, but also for more urgency coming out onto the straights between those curves.
Helping to make the 458 Italia’s sublime driving dynamics possible is a rigid, lightweight aluminum chassis that features advanced alloys and aerospace industry manufacturing and bonding techniques. The suspension is composed of a twin wishbone/multi-link setup, and an electronic rear differential helps apportion power so as to make the best of use of available traction. Standard carbon fiber brakes are extremely fade-resistant and effective at bringing the 458 Italia down from extra-legal speeds.