Enzo Ferrari used to say that when you bought one of his engines you got the rest of the car for free and that may well be true of the 458’s 4,499 cc V8 engine producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm. It features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars. In keeping with Ferrari tradition, the body was designed by Pininfarina under the leadership of Donato Coco, the Ferrari design director, however, according to British car magazine ‘Autocar’, the 458 Italia’s design has drawn inspiration from the Ferrari Enzo and its Millechili concept car.
In this case, you get searing performance from a 4.5-litre V8 producing 570 horsepower and revs right round to 9000 rpm, teamed up with a dual-clutch 7-speed Getrag gearbox that shifts in the blink of an eye. The 458 was been designed to be Ferrari’s sportiest V8-engined car, moving a little apart from the more recently launched Ferrari California.
This beautiful European-delivered example was first delivered in November of 2010, finished in Avus Bianco with a Rosso red leather interior. The 458 was specified with a number of desirable options, such as the all important carbon ceramic brakes coupled to yellow calipers (a full specification for the vehicle is available upon request).
With just 36,890 kilometers recorded, and offered with the relevant service records and German registration papers, this a fine example of a Ferrari modern classic.