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  • BOB

    Awesome car awesome power.

  • Steven

    If you want the car to die before 6,000kms then go ahead and rev it like hell the instant you start it up.

    Let it warm up, drive it gently, let the fluids warm up then rev the crap out of it!

    • Shak

      Maybe thats the reason behind all the sudden fires. people get so overly excited when they first hear it, that they cant stop.

      • Jess

        Bzzzzzz wrong! Ferrari have accepted responsibility for the fires and issued a recall on 458′s. Problem was with the adhesive used to glue heat shielding to the rear of the body. It would slowly melt then catch on fire. Had nothing to do with how owners drove the cars. No matter how hard a car is thrashed it should never ever catch on fire period! Ferraris fix during the recall was to remove heat shielding and the adhesive, then reattach the adhesive with rivets. Read up on it, it’s old news.

        • Jess

          edit correction: meant to say reattach “heat shielding” with rivets, not reattach adhesive.

          • Shak

            I know. Its called humour mate.

    • Joe

      How do you know the car wasn’t already warm before he revved it just after start up??

      • Crouchy

        Exactly.. just because you’re starting a car up, doesn’t mean its 6am on a cold morning…

  • http://www.pokiesplayonline.com.au Aussie pokies lover

    Thanks for sharing thos piece.
    With amazing interiors and superior power, this has become my dream car.

  • http://autoservicewarranty.com sheri

    sharp car! i really really like it!

  • MattW

    Finally saw one the road in Sydney a few weeks ago… nearly crashed as it went the other direction. When’s my lotto win happening ??

  • http://www.ozmazdaclub.com Tien – OzMazdaClub.com

    Do Want! :D

  • john

    when will we see a test on aussie soil? also could you do a story on the cost of running a supercar like this one, ie insurance, service costs, real world fuel economy, spare parts costs ie wiper blade, etc?

    • mark

      id hate to find out insurence costs for it, im 27 and for my 2010 exige i pay just over 7k per year but i love driving that car!!!!!

  • Car Fanatic

    For that kind of money, I’ll take a GT2 RS thanks.

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

    That’s great Car F, that will be one car less others will have to wait for, given there\’s probably a 4 year wait on the car, as usual for new Ferrari models. I doubt very much whether the same wait period applies with any Porsche model

    • thomas

      is that because ferrari sells about 6,000 cars per year & porsche about 80,000? Of which about 20,000 are 911′s.

    • igor

      ..so Anthony, that means the ferrari model & its technology is already 4 yrs old before we can own it..thats pretty poor, treating customers like that..maybe ferrari(or fiat) should look at increasing production.

      • Crouchy

        and decreasing exclusivity? I seriously doubt it.

  • thomas

    Hey !!
    someone deleted All the negative posts about this ferrari..
    Yesterday there was about 4-5 but today nothing..
    So whats going on with the censorship CA? Are only ferrari fans allowed to post now? Have you got a deal going with ferrari? what?

  • OneNeutral

    Yes, I was one to post negative comment and that was one heartfelt comment – about the look of the car like a toad. CarAdvice is not the one as it started. They remove the posts that catches their drawbacks. Sounds like car companies ‘assisting’ them!!

  • Car Fanatic

    Would you spew it your 458 caught fire and you had to wait ages for a new one. Like I said I’ll take the Porsche.

    • deco

      But the Porsce looks so generic.

    • nickdl

      Not really because you’d be waiting for a 458.

  • Car Fanatic

    Generic? What planet are you from?

    Ferrari have only made one good looking car, the F430. The rest are butt ugly.

    Like I said, I’ll take the Porsche.

    • nickdl

      Funny how your opinion seems to defy so many others. I for one don’t mind the 430 (many find it quite awkward to look at) but this looks great as do many other Ferraris.

      • stevo

        wish they’d steer away from the duck-bill front end look..ferrari can make good looking cars but this is not one of em..

  • Car Fanatic

    Infact, I’d take most other supercars ahead of a Ferrari, Lambo being my second choice after Porsche.

  • carlos

    ..ferrari 599, 430 & california very good look. This car like ugly girl with the good heart.

    • Igomi Watabi

      I disagree. This is a big step up in beauty over the 430, the 599 is unattractive, the California is an abomination. Most will disagree, but I quite like the Scaglietti.

  • Scotty

    I still think the DI V8 sounds like and automatic vtec unit.

  • Radbloke

    Nice car and the review is OK but for god’s sake PROOF READ! It’s not that hard.

  • Igomi Watabi

    This is a lovely car, absolutely stunning. Particularly in side view, where you can see the lieage back to the 246 Dino. And I’m glad to see that the interior is a step up from the 360 and 430.

    But look at that photo of the 328GTS! Whilst the 458 is a lovely car, it shows that sportscar design, as has society in general, has moved from beauty to aggression as a means of expression.

    The photo shows that the 328 was possibly the last ever achingly gorgeous Ferrari.

  • Swank

    It’s just another car for the over paid executives in this world, big deal.

  • http://www.vrrrooommm.com zubair

    Another awesome car from Ferrari and superb performance.

Ferrari 458 Specs

ITALIA : 4.5L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 7 SP AUTO DIRECT SHIFT - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 2D COUPE
Car Details
Make
FERRARI
Model
458
Variant
ITALIA
Year
2010
Body Type
2D COUPE
Seats
2
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
4.5L
Cylinders
V8
Max. Torque
540Nm @  6000rpm
Max. Power
419kW @  9000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
282.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
94x81mm
Compression Ratio
12.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
7 SP AUTO DIRECT SHIFT
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
86
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
Not Provided
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1485
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1213mm
Length
4527mm
Width
1937mm
Ground Clearance
113mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
0
Front Rim Size
8.5x20
Rear Rim Size
10.5x20
Front Tyres
235/35 R20
Rear Tyres
295/35 R20
Wheel Base
2650
Front Track
1672
Rear Track
1606
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Control & Handling
20 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Electronic Differential Lock
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Side Airbags
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  20,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-P-23
Country of Origin
ITALY