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Ferrari 458 Video Is Car Porn As Only The Italians Could Film It

Posted in Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, General, Videos by Kurt Ernst | December 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Slow, panning shots of the Ferrari 458 Italia, from multiple angles. Footage of the car in red, white, yellow or two-toned paint. Scenes of carbon fiber panels being manufactured, coupled with close-up shots of carbon fiber panels. Beauty shots of the leather and Alcantara seats, which blend the ultimate in comfort with the ultimate in support for aggressive driving. All set to a soothing electronic soundtrack, guaranteed not to offend anyone. Technically, it’s a video that shows the customization options available to buyers of the Ferrari 458 Italia, but we know better. This is car porn, solo car porn to be exact, and it doesn’t get better than this.

Just in case you’ve recently come out of a two-year coma, here’s a brief recap of the Ferrari 458 Italia. Designed as the replacement of the Ferrari F430, the 458 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2009. Like the 430, it features Ferrari’s traditional mid-engine, rear drive layout, but the 458 gives you more horsepower and less weight. The Italia’s 4.5 liter V8 produces 560 horsepower at the car’s 9,000 RPM redline, and makes 400 ft lb of torque at 6,000 RPM. The engine in the 458 Italia represents Ferrari’s first use of direct fuel injection in a production motor, and it’s mated only to a seven speed, dual-clutch gearbox. Sadly, no chrome-gated manual shifter is available as an option.

The 458 Italia will hit sixty from a standstill in about 3.3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 202 miles per hour. Ferrari’s E-Diff and F-1 Trac traction and stability control systems give the car significantly improved handling compared to the F430, as evidenced by the comparison between the two in season 15 of Top Gear. As you’d expect, the price of admission isn’t for the faint of wallet: in the United States, the Ferrari 458 Italia starts at $225,325, but topping the $325,000 price point isn’t difficult if you load up on carbon fiber and Alcantara. If you’ve got the money, I’m sure the 458 won’t disappoint.

Source: Motor Authority

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