Presenting The New Ferrari 458 Italia in all its Glory
Say hello to the new Ferrari 458 Italia. It's the first all-new mid-engined production Ferrari in a decade, replacing the F430 which itself was based on the 360 Modena. It's set to debut at the Frankfurt auto show in a couple of weeks, but Ferrari's already given us a good look at the good-lookin' supercar with a whole gallery full of photos, which you can peruse at your leisure below.
The 458 Italia represents a significant step forward from the already blindingly fast F430, adopting the latest lessons gleaned from Ferrari's campaigning in the Formula One world championship. Under its curvaceous bodywork lies an all-aluminum chassis, powered by a new 4.5-liter V8 with direct injection, producing 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, revving all the way up to 9000 rpm and driving the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That's enough power to reportedly accelerate from 0-60 in under 3.4 seconds en route to a top speed of 202 mph. Inside the all-new interior features controls centralized on the steering wheel, from which the driver can control everything, and a warning system that alerts the driver when his ride is ready to roll.
Gallery: Ferrari 458 Italia