August 26, 2010

Ferrari's awesome achievement.

Ferrari 458 Italia - Shark...Squale...

Forget the sensationalist headlines about a few examples burning to the ground, Ferrari was really on fire when Evo tested the 458 Italia on its reference track and Maranello's latest managed a lap 1.5 seconds faster than the already fantastic 430 Scuderia.

What makes this incredible is that the 458 is not meant to be a track focused special, it's very much conceived, let's say, as a 911 Turbo rather than a GT3. The 458 weight in on the EVO scales at 3370lbs (1529kg) and is not running the Scuderia's Pirelli Corsa tires but rather a more everyday Michelin Pilot, albeit a special version developed specifically for the car.

A note of caution though, at the Nürburgring, a slightly heavier 458 was only one second faster than a Scuderia (7:38) as tested by Sport Auto. whatever the numbers, the potential of a 458 Scuderia (or CS) makes our mouth water!

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  1. I still don't understand how this car couldn't manage to beat the Nissan GT-R on the Nürburgring, it has an extra 82 Hp and apparently it's one of the best handling Ferraris ever made!

  2. "Forget the sensationalist headlines about a few examples burning to the ground".....They just recalled every single 458 produced this year.

    Way to be a mindless fanboy bro.

  3. LOL, look at what happened with Toyota, in the end it all turned out to be User error. Given Ferrari's typical client is basically a toyota owner with lots more cash.... :)

  4. It is probably the nicest looking Ferrari ever built but I dont like the indicaters being on the actual steering wheel, maybe thats why so many of them are crashing. lol


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