Ferrari Lets Buyers Wait for the New 458 Italia

Ferrari‘s latest supercar, the 458 Italia impressed and drew in the crowd when it made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on the 15th September 2009. The 458 Italia which is the replacement for the sought after F430, and is considered one of the most wanted supercars.

Ferrari 458 Italia

Despite it costing around $280,000 USD, buyers worldwide are still lining up to get their hands on the new 458 Italia. But having the cash and going down to your local dealer will not get you seated in your new 458 Italia straight away. Buyers will have to wait to enjoy their new ride with Ferrari recently announcing that there is a 2 year worldwide waiting list.

This is not an uncommon occurrence for Ferrari to let its customers wait for their new car because of the simple fact that every Ferrari is built to order. Every single car is different.

The new Ferrari 458 Italia offers a fresh new look designed by Pininfarina, which is not only breathtaking and sexy but also gives the car great aerodynamics to stick to the road. It has also an all-new chassis, engine and transmission over its predecessor the F430. Powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine which can produce 425kw, the 458 can do zero to 100km/h in under 3.4 seconds and is said to have a top speed of 325kn/h.

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 specifications:

  • 4.5-litre V8 engine out-putting 425kW and 540Nm at 9,000rpm
  • Seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
  • Weight - 1,380kg
  • Fuel consumption -13.7 litres/100 km