Italian Super Cars and Texas open roads have been living in harmony for decades now. From the racing Risi Competizione team in American LeMans based out of Houston to the plethora of well off enthusiast all around Texas. Well today is a day of excitement for these people as Ferrari comes out with their latest press release.
There has been a lot of speculation of what will be the next big V8 mid engine car, from Ferrari, would be to replace the F430. Today we have the first public shown images of the all new Ferrari 458 Italia and a few early details. This super car will feature a direct injected 4.5 liter V8 pushing 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque reaching a massive 9,000 RMP redline. Weighing in at 3,042 lbs this light weight super car, with the help of the seven speed dual clutch gear box form the California, gets a reasonable 17.1mpg.
No doubt that this will be a quick car, estimates put a 0-62 time at 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. in usual Ferrari fashion you get an aluminum chassis and lots of F1 technology packed in and the looks only the Italians can give the world. There is no pricing information or production numbers released yet but expect this new Ferrari to sell out as soon as they are announced, even in this economy. Expect the car to be shown at this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.