It was in 2009 that the Ferrari 458 replaced the F430. Its ancestry goes back to the Dino in the late 1960s. Today’s 458 is the 9th model that the Dino started.
The Ferrari 458 lease special features a vehicle that is slender but it is hardly a junior Ferrari. It boasts a wonderful 4.5 liter V8 that rips out 562 HP at 9,000 RPMs. This beast can go fast – from 0 to 124 MPH in 10.4 seconds, and a top speed of 202 MPH. The 430 Ferarri has great track credentials and weighs more, but the 458 laps faster with regular road tires.
In terms of appearance, this Ferrari looks like the supercar it is because it has a beautiful, aerodynamic body that can turn anyone’s head at 100 yards. Inside, there is a high-quality cabin that is focused on the driving experience. Formula 1 steering wheels influenced the layout of major controls.
The great V8 is a masterpiece of a motor with a 12.5 to one compression ratio. It has direct injection and pistons coated in graphite that drive the rear wheels with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It has a paddle shifter but no manual is available. That’s ok – the automatic shifter performs flawlessly and the paddle shifts are crisp and precise when you opt for them.
The 458 also has the latest e-differential and F1 stability control that gives the car 360 kg of downforce. The winglets integrate into the front air intakes are dropped by 20 mm to cut down the turbulence.
On the reliability front, the flat-plane V8 has been reliable over the years and does not have any issues. Expensive service bills are avoided because there are no cambelts.
The transmission is built by Getrag and is a revised version of what is in the Ferrari California, but it has shorter gearing and shifts that were recalibrated. Like the engine, the transmission is tough and problem-free. It does not disappoint you when you hit the gas because the automatic gearbox shifts in a millisecond and off you go.
Ferrari also has done a stellar job on the environmental front because it offers a High Emotion Low Emission stop-start system if you want it.
This car has everything that you want in a supercar – speed, power, looks, sound. You are sure to enjoy this 458 and with our lease, you can do it affordably.