'Supercar of the Year'
Our Supercar of the Year is the new benchmark in getting from A to B as rapidly as possible. This car is compliant and controlled like no other supercar you have ever driven. Period. Don’t think improved, think altogether different to. This is a game-changing car.
'Car of the Year'
because it’s our winner because the scope of its abilities is absolutely breathtaking. … the 458 Italia isn’t just a worthy winner, it’s off the scale.
Top Gear, 2 December 2009
"The Ferrari 458 Italia is described as a real technological icon with innovations from F1 and an unbeatable performance"
El Pais, 28 November 2009
"Ferrari put its soul in this car, a synthesis of the highest form of technology"
SportAuto (France), December 2009 edition
"The 458 Italia is an awesome example of car-making art at its highest level and is probably the finest sports car you can buy."
The Daily Mail, 24 november 2009
"The steering is incredibly sharp, but there's none of the wound-up feel of previous models. The 458 goes sideways but it doesn't come off the slide with a bang, more a polite murmur."
Daily telegraph, 24 november 2009
"The Italia feels like a feisty thoroughbred stallion you are convinced is going to run away with you, but very quickly you realise that it can cope with anything the road can throw at you, thanks to an impressive array of gadgetry. It grips the road like a leech and seems to get more grip the harder you go, almost challenging you to go faster."
The Sun, 24 november 2009
"World’s best, the new reference point to beat."
Le Figaro, 24 november 2009
"It’s our “golden wheel”. If we had to pick our top 10 in terms of driving pleasure the new Ferrari 458 Italia would happily take the top spot."
L’Equipe, 24 november 2009
"The 458 Italia’s breathtaking acceleration is a moment of happiness even for the ears and the steering’s sweetness allows you to take corner after corner without getting tired."
Le Monde, 24 november 2009
"Turn the key, prepare for hyperspace. Only the Italians could invent such an expensive mistress, but then only the Italians could flatter you in the way the 458 does. The low-slung seats – you can visit the factory and select the colour of the stitching and seatbelts to match your chosen paintwork – elevate you above everything else on the road."
Sunday Times, 24 november 2009
"This 458 Italia has totally conquered us. This new two-seater mid-engine model from Ferrari gave us a lecture in dynamics with its ability of drift control."
Auto Motor und Sport, 24 november 2009
"I drove the 458 solidly for five hours and came away hugely impressed. It responded to my two big doubts (the gearbox and steering) in the best possible way: by putting a smile on my face."
Autocar, 24 november 2009
"The latest all-new Ferrari is the most useable yet - a racer for the road but with more than a nod in the direction of GT talents as well. Perhaps the greatest compliment we can pay the 458 is that it no longer feels like it needs a Challenge Stradale or Scuderia version. The 458 does it all. And does it bloody well."
Top Gear, 24 november 2009
"Born out of competence, but foremost out of the best Ferrari engineers’ passion. A car introducing unseen technical content, but also a supercar completely involving the driver. Easy to exploit and exhilarating on the road and on the track."
Automobilismo, 24 november 2009
"Ferrari without limits. Smooth on the road, angry on the track."
Corriere della Sera, 10 November 2009
"The incredible technological evolution of the supercar. The 458 Italia is the result of a new way of interpreting sportiness made in Maranello, creating a formula of sustainable development of the traditional Ferrari values, valid today and even more so in the future."
La Repubblica, 10 November 2009
"The car amazes with its stability to instill confidence ... It's also one of the prettiest and best engineered supercars of this century"
Motor Trend, 10 November 2009
"The steering is exceedingly well tuned. Perfectly weighted. Perfectly precise. Perfectly communicative. Perfect. Divinely perfect."
Automobile, 10 November 2009
"Just brilliant to drive, it worths its price"
Autocar, 10 November 2009
"Enthralling driving on the road, extreme handling and a gratifying sensation of being one with the car. In other words: having complete control."
Quattroruote, 10 November 2009