Awesome car awesome power.
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!
Maybe thats the reason behind all the sudden fires. people get so overly excited when they first hear it, that they cant stop.
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.
edit correction: meant to say reattach “heat shielding” with rivets, not reattach adhesive.
I know. Its called humour mate.
How do you know the car wasn’t already warm before he revved it just after start up??
Exactly.. just because you’re starting a car up, doesn’t mean its 6am on a cold morning…
Thanks for sharing thos piece.
With amazing interiors and superior power, this has become my dream car.
sharp car! i really really like it!
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 ??
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?
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!!!!!
For that kind of money, I’ll take a GT2 RS thanks.
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
is that because ferrari sells about 6,000 cars per year & porsche about 80,000? Of which about 20,000 are 911’s.
..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.
and decreasing exclusivity? I seriously doubt it.
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?
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!!
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.
But the Porsce looks so generic.
Not really because you’d be waiting for a 458.
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.
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.
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..
Infact, I’d take most other supercars ahead of a Ferrari, Lambo being my second choice after Porsche.
..ferrari 599, 430 & california very good look. This car like ugly girl with the good heart.
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.
I still think the DI V8 sounds like and automatic vtec unit.
Nice car and the review is OK but for god’s sake PROOF READ! It’s not that hard.
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.
It’s just another car for the over paid executives in this world, big deal.
Another awesome car from Ferrari and superb performance.