Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari is innovative by definition the Ferrari 458 Italia is a massive leap forward from the company’s previous mid-rear engined sports cars.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is a completely new car from every point of view: engine, design, aerodynamics, handling, instrumentation and ergonomics, just to name a few.
A two-seater Berlinetta, the Ferrari 458 Italia, as is now traditional for all Ferrari’s road-going cars, benefits hugely from the company’s Formula 1 experience. The 458 Italia features an innovative driving environment with a new kind of steering wheel and dashboard that is the direct result of racing practice. Once again input from Michael Schumacher –
The Ferrari 458 Italia’s Pininfarina design provides further evidence of the complete departure from the past that this new car hails. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a compact, aerodynamic shape, underscoring the concepts of simplicity, efficiency and lightness that inspired the project. As with every Ferrari, the car’s styling has been very heavily influenced by the requirements for aerodynamic efficiency, as can be seen from the downforce of 140 kg at 200km/h generated by the new model. The front features a single opening for the front grille and side air intakes, with aerodynamic sections and profiles designed to direct air to the coolant radiators and the new flat underbody. The nose also sports small aeroelastic winglets which generate downforce and, as speed rises, deform to reduce the section of the radiator inlets and cut drag.
The new 4499 cc V8 is the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It sets a new benchmark not only for the whole Ferrari range and the history of company, but also for the entire market segment. The car’s soundtrack is also typical Ferrari, with an exciting, powerful growl emerging from the engine before it channels through to the exhaust’s three rear tailpipes.
The 458 Italia is equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which increases performance whilst providing very smooth shifts even at full throttle
For the new chassis, once more in aluminium, Maranello’s engineers incorporated various types of advanced alloys along with aerospace industry-derived manufacturing and bonding techniques.
With regard to vehicle dynamics, the 458 Italia offers extremely rapid turn-in and body control whilst maintaining superior ride comfort.
The Ferrari 458 Italia’s interior is another area of the car that exalts its sporty personality. The driver is welcomed by a new layout and a revolutionary ergonomic interface where the main controls are all clustered on the steering wheel.
|Transmission||Dual-clutch 7 speed auto|
|Security Bond||€10,000 and 2 credit cards|
|Daily KM Allowance||150|
|Excess KM||€6.95 per KM|
|Weekend KM allowance||400|
|Min. Drive Age||30|
|Weekend Time Package||Friday 5pm till Monday 9am|
|3 day+ Hire||Contact via Booking form|
Available in the following locations
|France||Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Paris|
|Italy||Roma, Firenze, Milano, Venezia, Genoa|
|Spain||Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Bilboa, Valencia|