Used Ferrari 458 Italia For Sale
Unveiled in 2009 at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Italy is a shapely presence in the mid-engine sports car market. The new Ferrari 458 for sale is powered by a 4.5 liter, 562 hp V8, the supercar can pull from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and streak along at a top speed of 202 mph. A convertible version was revealed in 2010 as the Spider was made available to the public, and against convention, the retractable top achieved the same 0-60 mph acceleration stats as the hardtop. Due to the construction of the retractable roof, the convertible’s top speed is limited to 199 mph.
The interior was designed through a special collaboration with former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, whose racing influence is visible. The steering wheel, instead of incorporating radio and cruise-control on its edifice, is adorned with a prominent red Start/Stop button, suspension, and performance settings, and turn signals. Metallic and leather accents abound in the cockpit as driver and passenger settle in to experience the thrill of laser-sharp handling, balance and the thrill of the V8 behind their heads.
Intensely popular in its stock attire, the vehicle has been lightened by 198 lbs and quickened with the help of an additional 35 hp for the Speciale edition. With these improvements, the Speciale represents a more than just cut above average performance. The visible characteristics that identify this special edition are forged wheels, vented hood, finned rocker panels, accentuated rear spoiler, and re-shaped front and rear bumpers with dynamic flaps to improve downforce and cut drag at high speeds.
For those interested in purchasing sports cars for sale, we have a wide inventory in both the coupe and convertible versions. As with every used Ferrari 458 for sale, look for low mileage cars with upgrades done tastefully and professionally. Be sure to check out vehicles which are Pre-Owned inspected. The extended warranty is a valuable peace of mind covering major parts that may fail over time with the Italian exotic.
True performance seekers will gravitate toward the coupe, at least until an expected Scuderia or equivalently honed 458 Italia model bows in the next few years. They’ll be rewarded with 0-60 blasts in the low 3-second range and a top speed north of 202 mph, 4 mph greater than what the open top will allow. Lessons learned through racing resulted in an adoption of advanced aerodynamic measures, including active nose winglets that allow proportionally greater downforce as speed rises by restricting flow to the radiators, a flat underbody floor with ducts for engine cooling, and keel-shaped side sills that act as fairings to the rear wheels. When Ferrari first published the acceleration and lap times the entire industry was shocked at the performance. The notion that a naturally aspirated V8 could be as quick as the V12 from just a few years prior is a testament to innovative engineering. Refinements in the limited slip differential along with the traction control system allow the driver to push harder into the corners. Magnetic shock absorbers react instantly to keep weight distribution optimized. The dual-clutch transmission shifts faster than any previous model while also doing away with pricey clutch replacements. If you are considering a used car, low maintenance costs should put it at the top of your list.
If you are wondering how a street legal coupe can make such power and spin so fast, the secret is in airflow. Each cylinder is capped by no less than five valves. Three intake and two exhaust valves are optimized for maximum power above 5,000 rpm. If that’s all a bit too techy for you, understand that these measures not only contribute to the aggressively swoopy bodywork but also its ability to cut through the air with less resistance and still produce more road grip than its predecessor. Progress, indeed.
- PRO: Hardly the “baby” of Ferrari’s lineup anymore
- CON: Having to wait for the inevitable higher-performance model
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