The new Ferrari 458 Italia isn’t just a car, it’s an object of worship.
The new two-seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined Italia was co-developed with racing legend Michael Schumacher. No wonder it hits a top speed of 202mph – a first for a volume production Ferrari – and zero to 62 in 3.5 seconds thanks to its direct-injected 4.5L V8 engine that pumps 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque.
The main controls, including gearshift and traction controls, will be on the steering wheel, just like an F1 car. And did we fail to mention it’s green? Yup, they’ve improved the aerodynamic drag so compared to the out-going F430, it gets 21mpg.
Ferrari North America has yet to confirm pricing for the U.S. market, but a leaked document puts it at around $240, 000 at today’s exchange rate. Kick in those cash reserves.