The 458 Italia is incredible. In one generation, it�s managed to improve on all the things we�ve come to expect from Ferrari, and fix all of the drawbacks as well.
It surprises exactly no one that the 458 is significantly faster than the F430 it replaces. With 570 bhp screaming from the 4.5-litre mid-mounted V8, it rips off the sprint to sixty in 3.3 seconds using its advanced launch control, on its way to a 202 mph top speed. It laps Ferrari�s test track at Fiorano only 0.1 seconds slower than the Enzo.
The 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, hated by purists who would rather row their own, is best in class. It changes cogs, literally, in the blink of an eye, which is great when wringing the V8 to its lofty 9000 rpm redline, eager to extract every tenth on the track.
The actual experience of driving the 458 is sublime. The car pivots around corners like there�s a stake driven through the dead center of the car on a track. Steering feel is both light and full of feedback. Throttle and brake response are both as fast as you can think. Shifts have happened already.
This 2010 / 10 car has had 2 previous owners and covered 10214 miles, with a full Ferrari service history.
It looks absolutely amazing in a brilliant colour combination of Nero Daytona with Nero leather with a Giallo stripe and Giallo stitching.
The wheels are the "5 stars" in dark anthracite, these were a £5k option when new and show off the massive ceramic brakes nicely.
The interior benefits from carbon race seats, again an expensive option when new, and carbon trim to the dash and centre.
The spec list is huge:
Carbon race seats
Carbon interior trim
Carbon steering wheel with LED's
Giallo rev counter
Giallo brake calipers
Giallo horses embroidered into headrests
Nero leather roof lining
Giallo centre caps on wheels
Hard drive for audio system
AF-S lighting system
Scuderia wing shields
Ferrari car cover
Ferrari tyre inflator
It has a full Ferrari service history, looked after by Lancaster's of Colchester.
The most recent service was done in September 2012 at 9058 miles, so it isn't due now til September 2013.
Importantly it has a Ferrari warranty remaining until August 2013.
We have all original handbooks, service book, leather wallet, car cover and 2 sets of keys and tracker fobs.
This is a fabulous looking 458 and certain to put a smile on everyones face!
If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales team on 01772 663 777.