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Porsche targets Ferrari 458 Italia with 959 replacement

Porsche has Ferrari squarely in its sights as it develops an all-new sports car to sit between the 911 and the 918. Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller told German publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung he was frustrated his brand was giving the Ferrari 458 Italia a free kick in the supercar middle ground without offering any competition...

Ferrari 458 Spider leaks onto web

Images of the forthcoming Ferrari 458 Spider have found their way onto US-based website Teamspeed.com today. Using a retractable hard-top, the 458 Spider will still be packing the 425kW 4.5-litre V8 - coupled to a dual-clutch gearbox - making that hugely impressive sound...

Ferrari 458 Spider to get metal folding roof: report

With the Ferrari 458 being out for around two years now, speculation about the drop-top version is heating up. One of the hottest topics at the moment is whether or not the new Ferrari 458 Spider will feature a metal folding roof rather than the more traditional fabric design...

Ferrari 458 Italia drag race faux pas

Money does not buy talent. At least that's the case for this Ferrari 458 Italia owner who pits his car against a Dodge Viper. It seems despite the owner's wealth, they still haven't worked out how to get the car out of reverse at the start line, and the rest is history. Even the gearchange from first to second once he finally gets going is woeful...

Porsche developing Ferrari 458 rival: report

Porsche is apparently thinking of developing an all-new mid-engined supercar specifically to rival the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and the Lamborghini Gallardo. Because the Porsche 911 isn't already worthy competition? It seems Porsche is going a bit nuts lately, slotting more and more cars into gaps in the market that don't even exist...

Video: 1965 Shelby Cobra vs Ferrari 458 Italia $400,000 drag race

What do you reckon would win in a drag race between a classic 1965 427 Shelby Cobra American muscle car and a new Ferrari 458 Italia supercar? Would you be confident enough as to put $400,000 on it? That's what some guys in the US have done, and to build some anticipation and drama, the two car owners and race organisers have released this preview video of the quarter-mile race...

Ferrari 458 Italia crushed by Ford F150

Late last week, a south-west Sydney driver accidentally parked a four-wheel drive on top of two other cars at a shopping centre carpark. Rescue personnel then had to remove the four-wheel drive from the roof of the innocent cars. Someone in the US has just decided to do the same thing, only this time the four-wheel drive managed to park on a Ferrari 458 Italia, no less...

Video: Ferrari 458 Challenge around Fiorano

The sound of 562 horses and the sight of one additional red prancing horse isn’t the worst way to start your Thursday. Earlier videos of the Ferrari 458 Challenge have sounded somewhat muffled and subdued, but this latest video, filmed near Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, gets up close and personal with the race-ready Italian...

Ferrari 458 Italia is world’s most awarded supercar

It’s not like Ferrari needs the hype, given the fact that if you want a brand new 458 Italia, you’ll probably be waiting a year or two at best before finally getting the keys to your very own prancing horse...

Underground Racing creates twin-turbo Ferrari 458 Italia

Underground Racing is well known for its performance upgrades for the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago, most notably additional turbochargers. Now it has turned its hand to the Ferrari 458 Italia. The workmanship speaks for itself, however when dealing with all-wheel-drive Lambos, there's a bit more rubber for the power to be dispersed through...

Video: Ferrari 458 Italia Personalisation Programme

Just forked out half a million for your Ferrari 458 Italia? Good for you. For the rest of us mere mortals who can only dream, Ferrari has released a video detailing its personalisation programme. Headlining it with the words "A Ferrari for every Ferrarista" it goes through the options available to 458 buyers, and even shows some of the carbon-fibre trim work being created...