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New Ferrari 458 Italia

The new Ferrari 458 Italia takes a different approach to what is normally expected from the Italian sports car makers previous mid-rear engined super cars.

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The new Ferrari 458 Italia takes a different approach to what is normally expected from Ferrari's previous mid-rear engined sports cars.

The 458 is seen as the successor to the F430 but is a completely new car incorporating technologies developed from the company's experience in Formula 1. This is particularly evident in the speed and precision with which the car responds to driver inputs and in the attention focused on reducing internal friction in the engine for lower fuel consumption than the F430, despite the fact that both overall displacement and power have increased. The 458 Italia also features an innovative driving environment with a new kind of steering wheel and dashboard that is the direct result of racing practice and input from racing legend Michael Schumacher.

The engine in the 458 Italia is a new 4499 cc V8 which is the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. This new 4499cc V8 has exceptional performance with 0-100km/h acceleration in under 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 325 km/h. Despite the fact that the new engine is significantly more powerful than the V8s that preceded it, the Ferrari 458 Italia produces just 320 g/km of CO2, which Ferrari claims is the best in the entire segment but still doesn't seam to eco-friendly.

The 458 Italia will be unveiled by Ferrari at the Frankfurt Auto Show in mid September.

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