The Ferrari 458 Italia coupe has gained global recognition and is a true testament to Ferrari’s endless quest for perfection. Winning over 30 international awards, the Italia achieved many accolades such as: “Car of the Year,” “Fast Car of the Year,” “Sports Car of the Year,” “International Performance Car of the Year,” “Best Performance Engine” and “Best Engine Above 4 Liters” to name a few!
Finding a Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe for sale is an opportunity that’s not to be missed, in Chicago or elsewhere — keep reading to learn why.
The 458 is a work of art and aerodynamic efficiency, featuring a 4.5L naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces a stunning 562 hp at 9,000 RPM. The engine outputs 125 hp per liter, which is a record for the highest amount of power per naturally aspirated piston. The 4.5L V8 engine sends all of its power directly to the rear wheels with 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. Top speed are easily achieved at 202 mph with a thrilling soundtrack.
The Ferrari Styling Center along with Pininfarina developed the 458 Italia to embrace every aspect of driving performance and visual appeal. The Ferrari 458 Italia engine is featured in the rear cockpit, covered by glass yet proudly displaying a world-class mid rear V8 engine. Combined with a lightweight and aerodynamic body design, the engine’s power is complimented by a seven-speed automated-manual gearbox that produces lightning quick shifts. Aimed at evoking signature Ferrari style, the 458 Italia design has been meticulously honed to cut through the wind and produce an unparalleled driving experience, no matter the road conditions.
Exhausting details can be seen all throughout the body of the 458 Italia such as integrated air dams and exit vents to produce greater downforce and reduce wind drag while keeping engine temperatures at optimal levels. Large, daunting headlamps and a single grille opening with two air intakes are placed on the aggressive nose of the vehicle. The curvaceous body moldings sweep across the door sills are part of its powerful character. When the eye arrives at the rear of the vehicle, Ferrari uses a tall, flared rear end to provide a muscular stance all while setting the standard of dominance previously found in the F40.
The Ferrari 458 Italia makes a seamless transition from its captivating and aggressive exterior design to its interior cockpit. The modern interior of the 458 Italia houses premium materials to add driving comfort as well as overall vehicle performance.
The high-quality, high-strength, and lightweight materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber and rich leather cover nearly every inch of the Ferrari 458 Italia’s interior. Two leather-wrapped shells house a modern gauge cluster where vital vehicle information is displayed in a race-inspired layout. Both the driver and passenger are given high-back, track inspired seats that form around the body for added support and comfort.
Positioning is everything inside of the Ferrari 458 Italia where the gear shifter, steering wheel and foot pedal are all carefully placed for a one-of-a-kind driving experience. The center console features a sculptural aluminum casting that houses the F1 gear shift panel and dynamic controls including Launch Control, reverse, as well as the Auto switch to operate the gearbox in fully automatic mode. Everything of importance to driving faces the driver in a streamlined, intuitive layout.
Even though the 458 Italia is one of the world’s most capable supercars, meticulous tuning allows for the vehicle to produce an engaging, intuitive ride for drivers of all skill levels. Driving Comes Alive with the Ferrari 458 Italia at Continental AutoSports — whether you’re local to the Chicagoland area or based near St. Louis or Indianapolis, contact us today to learn about how you can acquire one of these Italian masterpieces.
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