Manufacturer     Ferrari
Production     2009-present
Model years     2010-present
Assembly     Maranello, Italy
Predecessor     Ferrari F430
Body style     2-seat Berlinetta
Layout     Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine     4.5 L V8
Transmission     7-speed dual-clutch
Wheelbase     2,650 mm (104.3 in)[1]
Length     4,527 mm (178.2 in)[1]
Width     1,937 mm (76.3 in)[1]
                                                                   Height     1,213 mm (47.8 in)[1]
                                                                   Curb weight     1,485 kg (3,274 lb)
                                                                   Designer     Pininfarina


The 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 L (270 cu in) V8 engine derived from a shared Ferrari/Maserati design, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm[4] with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm.[3] The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars.[3] The 4.5 L V8 in the 458 currently holds the world record for most power per liter in a naturally aspirated production car engine.[5]
[edit] Transmission

The only transmission available on the 458 is a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox.[3] There is no traditional manual option, making this the fifth road-car after the Enzo, California, Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia not to be offered with Ferrari's classic gated manual. It is the first mainstream model to not be offered with a manual transmission.

Ferrari unveiled the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This convertible variant of the 458 Italia features an aluminium retractable hardtop which, according to Ferrari, weighs 25 kilograms (55 lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider, and can be retracted in 14 seconds.[17][18] The engine cover has been redesigned to cope with the retractable roof system. Ferrari plans to make 1,500-2,000 458 Spiders every year.

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