The Ferrari 458 Italia has garnered over 30 international awards in its career. It added two further plaudits to that collection at the International Engine of the Year Awards when its V8 was voted “Best Performance Engine” and “Best Engine Above 4 Litres”. The success being enjoyed by the 458 Italia with both critics and public alike crosses all borders
INFLUENCED BY THE CARRY-OVER OF RACING TECHNOLOGY
STYLING AND AERODYNAMIC REQUIREMENTS
outstanding braking distances
E-DIFF AND F1-TRAC INTEGRATED IN THE SAME ECU
COMPACT AND AERODYNAMIC SHAPE
The modular chassis is an all-new design. New alloys join the traditional aluminium, along with high-resistance aluminium extrusions, developed by the aviation industry, and innovative manufacturing processes, such as heat-forming. The aim was to keep weight down to the benefit of performance and handling. The result is a chassis with improved structural rigidity, with torsional rigidity up 15 per cent compared to the F430, and beam stiffness up 5 per cent.