Wraps have come off Ferrari’s latest model and the successor to the F430. The new F458 Italia bearing the prancing horse logo is powered by a monstrous 4.5-l V8 that provides 570bhp and 470Nm of torque, the powerhouse is mated to a seven-speed transmission to send power to the wheels. The Italia goes from a standing start to 60mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and goes all the way to a top speed of 203mph, making it the fastest production vehicle from Ferrari.
The new car has come with a fresh dose of technology. It features an advanced engine, new double-clutch, along with new chassis and suspension technology. There are holes in the front and flanks of the bodywork that provide air to the engine, and make the structure more streamlined. Two movable wings near the radiator air intakes work to reduce aerodynamic drag at high speeds. The rear shows a three-tailpipe arrangement.
As was earlier believed, Ferrari may soon come up with hybrid versions of the car, probably as early as the LA Motor Show in December this year. The F458 is scheduled for an official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with deliveries beginning early next year. While there is no price tag on the car as of yet, Auto Express believes it will cost in the neighborhood of £175,000 ($290,000).