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Ferrari 458 Italia

The successor to the F430, the 458 Italia is a Tour de Force. Filled to the brim with technology and capable of impressive performance. But is it cool?

Engine: F136-FB 90° V8
Displacement: 4,499 cc
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Power: 562 bhp (419.1 kW) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 398.3 lb·ft @ 6,000 rpm
Configuration: Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,380 kilo (3,042.4 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.3 seconds
Top speed: 201.82 mph (325 km/h)
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Technically brilliant but it's uncool (and ugly).
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It's a serious piece of kit! and will blow the 430 away in any gear and any situ, is in supercar territory and i do like it in the flesh, it is better looking in the flesh as pics do not do it justice.

I would love one! seriously cool car!
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I don't normally say this about Ferraris but somehow I think this one is just about cool. Maybe because it really does seem to be a driver's car more than a poseur's chest-wig chariot.
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It's cool & stylish in a modern car sort of way, but i wish Ferrari would make a pretty car with modern features, like the old Dino or GTO, it wouldn't matter if it's faster than the other supercars, they would sell loads; lets face it other than taking the car to a track how often would you get to floor it in a town, and can you really notice that it goes from 0-62 a second quicker? I rather be sitting in a super cool pretty car with the air con on, and some Ibiza Chill Out classics playing through my MP3 stereo!
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Uncool - too much of a playstation car. 430 was way cooler IMHO.

PS. Sat in one at Geneva (photo on AO somewhere).
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PS. Sat in one at Geneva (photo on AO somewhere).
Aargh. Instantly uncool then!
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love it

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makes other subzero cars look uncool
 
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love it

want it

would kill for it

makes other subzero cars look uncool
Obviously after they sort out the small problem of CATCHING FIRE!!!
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A good friend of mine has one on order. At some point, he will loan it to me, as he has done with his 355, 360 and 430.

It is therefore, subzero.
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Obviously after they sort out the small problem of CATCHING FIRE!!!
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Gorgeous and sub zero, cos i nominated it

in fact its not even sub zero, its absolute zero!
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not big on modern Ferraris, however this car doesnt look like a Ferrari imo. I think in those photos it looks better in yellow than red. If it wasnt a Ferrari I'd probably like it LOL
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i love it I'm a bit intimidated by the interior though (all those buttons); I wish it was like an Elise inside, so the purity of the driving experience extended to the cabin.

Would I have one? Yes please!

Mike69; when you've had a go, would you do us a little write up please mate?
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i love it I'm a bit intimidated by the interior though (all those buttons); I wish it was like an Elise inside, so the purity of the driving experience extended to the cabin.

Would I have one? Yes please!

Mike69; when you've had a go, would you do us a little write up please mate?
Wait until they bring out the "Scud" version, then it will be everything you could ever desire!
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It's a supercar. It will be driven by footballers and Peter Stringfellow types. It may be technically brilliant, it may even nearly be pretty, but it's seriously uncool.
 
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Its a Ferrari- its uncool
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It's HOT
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i love it I'm a bit intimidated by the interior though (all those buttons); I wish it was like an Elise inside, so the purity of the driving experience extended to the cabin.

Would I have one? Yes please!

Mike69; when you've had a go, would you do us a little write up please mate?
I'll do my best, Scud. He's ordered the spider and isn't expecting delivery until 2012.
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Just amazinging gorgeous - what a car

As someone mentioned earlier in the thread, three 458's have caught fire - but another six were involved in accidents - all in the space of three months!

Ferrari declined to comment if there was a fault with the car at the time of the incidents. It was widely repoted the 458 is 'jinxed' Personally I think I would still take my chances if I suddenly became rich
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They have solved the fire problem! it was down to the glue used in the heat shield in the wheel arch which is now replaced with rivets. Apparently not a UK problem as it has only being occuring in warmer climes with high engine temp and outside temp resulting in the glue catching fire.
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They have solved the fire problem! it was down to the glue used in the heat shield in the wheel arch which is now replaced with rivets. Apparently not a UK problem as it has only being occuring in warmer climes with high engine temp and outside temp resulting in the glue catching fire.
Ah, that accounts for the fires then

But what about the crashes? I don't believe in jinxes but there seems to be too many to be coincidence There was also one UK incident of a 458 crash in Buckinghampshire according the Mail.
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