Real life photos of Ferrari 458 Italia made near Maranello

Posted on Thursday, 10 September 2009 , 06:09:27 byEmil

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Real life photos of Ferrari 458 Italia made near Maranello

What we have here are a lot of photos taken by a member of an online forum of the Ferrari 458 Italia . The all new Ferrari 458 Italia was spotted and pictured at what seems to be a presentation of the Italian automaker`s new super car that took place apparently in Maranello (or somewhere near Maranello).

As you already might know, the Ferrari 458 Italia is considered to be the replacement of the Ferrari F430. The main commands are placed on the steering wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia. The secondary commands are set in two satellite pods on each side of the dashboard. The engineers working for Ferrari removed all steering column mounted stalked. Now, functions like the windscreen wiper, indicators, flash and full beam can be used by pressing buttons located on the steering wheel. A button placed next to the ``Engine Start`` button can now be used to select the shock absorber settings.

Behind the steering wheel you can find the stereo system controls between other secondary functions. The Italian automaker also says that the gearbox paddles are longer in order to make shifts easier from any steering angle, being comfortable for any type of driver.

The satellite pod placed on the right of the dashboard allows you to control the rear parking camera, the infotainment system, digital speedo, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation while the satellite pod placed on the left of the dashboard allows you to control the on-board computer interface, optional cruise control and the buttons for choosing the video settings.

The Ferrari 458 Italia gets its power from a V8 4.5 liter direct injection engine that has an output of 570 horsepower at 9000 revs per minute and 540 Nm of torque at 6000 revs per minute. The V8 engine is mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission. The Ferrari 458 Italia comes with a rear wheel drive. Thanks to the powerful engine, the Ferrari 458 Italia manages to achieve a maximum speed of 325 km/h while being able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

You can watch below live photos of the Ferrari 458 Italia that will be publicly presented next week at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Photos via tdu.forumcommunity

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