2009 Ferrari 458 Italia AtFrankfurt review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 , 15:09:13 byAngela

Filed under FerrariFrankfurt Motor ShowSuperSportSupercars

Ferrari 458 Italia AtFrankfurt

Italian carmaker Ferrari has the pleasure to present the new 458 Italia at the 63rd IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Ferrari engineers tried to obtain the maximum in terms of efficiency in every aspect of the car and their commitment was repaid with levels of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that set thee benchmark in this market segment. The fuel consumption has a range of 13.3 l/100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 307 g/km. These were possible thanks to the reduction of internal friction losses inside the engine, but also to the important aerodynamics development on the exterior design. Under the hood it hides a 4.499 cc V8 engine capable of developing 570 CV that are being sent to the wheels through a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission. This output enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 325 km/h. It seems that the carmaker is extending the Atelier One-to-One personalization programme to the Ferrari California. This is actually the first car in the V8 lineup to be included in this exclusive service and so now clients can personalize their car directly at Maranello. They will have the opportunity to choose from a vast range of special content, but also will have the support of one of the expert specialists of the factory. The latter of the new 458 is equipped with the optional Handling GTE package launched in Geneva this year. It now accounts for 70% of all orders. Aside of the 458 Italia and completing the V8 line-up, are two examples for the Ferrari California, the first in Nero Setoso and Cuio interior and the second, Grigio Titanio that features a Bordeaux interior. The carmaker used the help of different partners to develop the 458 Italia. Some of them are: Brembo, Bridgestone, Alcoa, Fontana Pietro, Delphy, Getrag, Harman International, magneti Marelli, Michelin, OMR, Robert Bosch, Robert Bosch and so on.