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2011 Ferrari 458 Italia – All-Out Performance

by Abhinav G. Movie Enthusiast


Likes:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia delivers world-class handling, ear-piercing performance and brilliant transmission. In addition to all that there also is incredibly hewed cabin, respectable discernibility for a supercar and is extremely customizable.

Dislikes:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia suffers from visceral placement for turn signals and some other controls as well; no out-of-date manual transmission offered and intricate gauge cluster.

Decree:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia, might not be the perfect Ferrari in terms of ergonomics, but what it lacks in ergonomic excellence, it makes up for that in its supreme performance. Just as all other V8 exotic, Italia raises the bar.


Prelude:

“The handling of this Ferrari is as incredible as you could get for any street-legal cars, with flawless lengthways balance and accurate steering, which does all but at the same time speaks to you in present Italian regarding what’s happening underneath. The soul-inspiring music of the V8 engine here will surely turn some heads until the filling stations run out of gas.”

If you think that we’ve exaggerated the first paragraph a tad too much, than let us tell you that it wasn’t about the 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia. All those superlatives that we used was all about its F430 precursor, so now we think you could estimate how big shoes the exotic 458 Italia sports car has to fill. And the good news here is that in some way, it succeeds in doing that, as a matter of fact it even succeeds in making the F430 appear slow, kind of horrid in contrast and deep-rooted. It might sound impossible, but that’s the truth and the 2011 458 Italia is an giant leap forward by Ferrari leaving all its precursor vanish in in the sand storm generated by 458 Italia while setting up new standards not only for Ferrari, but also for all the other supercars in the market.

Although, the 458 Italia also has its body build extensively from aluminum, but still is a bit heavier than the F430. But, don’t even think that the additional weight will hamper its performance in any way. The 4.5-ltr direct-injected V8 screaming engine generates power of 562 ponies, which is sufficient to give you an idea of its potential. To make it even clearer, let us tell you that F430 “only” had power of 483 ponies. According to Ferrari, the new engine is capable of sprinting 458 Italia from 0 to 60 mph in quick 3.4 seconds, which practically is faster than any other vehicle on the streets, except for the Bugatti Veyron. Such an incredible acceleration is achieved using the dual-clutch automatize manual transmission of Ferrari. The transmission is incredible, but we are a bit upset to see that the era of old-school controlled manual shifter has ended.

While the 458 is an incredible car in terms of drive, it could be a tad tough to live along. In addition to the intrinsic problems linked to any mid-engine supercar (limited cargo room, visibility and passenger space), the 458 Italia also boasts some rather strange ergonomics. For instance, the turn signals are triggered using the buttons given on the steering wheel. But despite all that, we still have yearned after Ferraris since the time when electrical systems in them seldom worked; their pedals were around halfway in the occupants’ footwell and the fact that you need tons of money to keep it running. But in some ways, the 458 is beautiful.




On a whole, we couldn’t find something that we could call a deal breaker here 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia except for the mandatory high price. There are a lot of other exotic sports cars in the market that are plying for your plentiful money, but if you want driving thrills then only the McLaren MP4-12C is the one that comes close to Ferrari.

2011 Brings:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia enters the market unchanged for this model year.

Styling, Features and Options:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia comes in a single body style of a 2-seat exotic sports car which could be had in coupe body style and is available in a single trim. The standard features for the 458 Italia includes performance tires, 20-in aluminum alloy wheels, modifiable vehicle and driving settings, carbon-ceramic brakes, keyless entrance, twin-zone climate control, auto xenon headlights, leather trim and padding, Bluetooth, a tilt-and-telescoping power-adjustable steering wheel (having buttons for wipers, turn signals, ignition, lights, suspension and other vehicle settings) and an audio system having an auxiliary audio jack.

The optional equipment here include run-flat tires, forged alloy wheels, rear and front parking sensors, carbon-fiber body pieces, adaptative headlights, a rearview camera, automatic-dimming mirrors, cruise control, carbon-fiber race seats (offered in 3 sizes), power seats, a navigation system, 4-point belts, satellite radio, an iPod interface and a premium audio system.

The 2011 Ferrari 459 Italia also is incredibly customizable, having items, which features 3 different standard seat designs (regular, diamond quilt and Daytona-style), contrasting roof colors, conflicting stitching, multi-tone interior schemes, 4 gauge color choices, protracted faux-suede or leather interior trim, a carbon-fiber steering wheel having integral LED shift lights, carbon-fiber interior trim and forte fit luggage.

Power Source:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia comes with a 4.5-ltr V8 engine, generating 562-bhp of max power and 398 lb-ft of max torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch 7-speed automated manual transmission. According to Ferrari the 459 Italia will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.4 seconds, which makes it one of the fastest car in the world.


Fuel Efficiency:

Fuel efficiency is not something that the customers in this segment care, but still if you do, then let us tell you that the 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia delivers estimated fuel economy of 12 mpg in city and 18 mpg on highways, which comes to 14 mpg of combined.

Safety Equipments:

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia ensures the safety of the occupants with its stability and traction control, antilock carbon-ceramic brakes and side airbags. Also offered here is parking sensors and rearview camera.


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About Abhinav G. Advanced   Movie Enthusiast

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