"In Ferrari's first official announcement the 458 was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company's experience in Formula 1. The 458 is powered by a 4.5 litre V8 engine of the ‘Ferrari/Maserati’ F136 engine family, producing 562 hp and 398 lb ft torque at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine also featured direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine set-ups in its road cars.
The car's suspension features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to improve the car's cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors. The brakes include a prefill function whereby the pistons in the callipers move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimize delay in the brakes being applied. Ferrari's official 0–62 mph acceleration is 2.9 seconds and the top speed is 210 mph and Ferrari quote a power to weight ratio of 5.75 lb per horsepower.
This Rosso Corsa Red example with black leather trim looks typical of all Ferrari 458's - absolutely fantastic from every angle. A European specification 458 Italia offering up 562bhp combined with Formula One technology means this is a real driver’s offering from the Modena based manufacturer. Options added include the all important hydraulic front lift kit, reversing camera, sports exhaust and full carbon kit which included carbon fibre sills. UK registered, offered with IVA, accompanying NOVA certificate and an MoT test valid until June 2019, we are informed this coupé was originally part of a Middle Eastern royal collection hence the low mileage of 9,900 kms or just over 6,000 miles from new. We think this fabulous supercar car is very good value and has the versatility to be purchased either by a collector or just to be enjoyed either in the UK on the continent."