When compared to its peers such as the Huracan 650S, there is no doubt that the Ferrari 458 is starting to show its age. But despite this, the new 2018 model continues to distinguish itself with its appealing and compelling feature list that is partly unparalleled in its class. The Ferrari released date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2107, at least according to industry rumors and speculations.
For starters, the first 458 production model took the sports car world by storm when it debuted back in 2009 with its stylish and beautiful contours and looks. It further heightened its appeal with its power output that was rated at 605 hp and 398 lbs. ft. of torque which was generated by a 4.5L V8 engine at the time.
Not only was it a head-turner whilst on the move, it provided a spirited performance, too. Its 0-62 mph was rated at a blistering 3.0 seconds, while its massive brakes enabled it return to naught in a distance of 101.7 feet.
Little information exists about what to expect from the 2018 Ferrari 458 but in regards to its prototype that was caught drifting around snow banks in Northern Sweden, it seems Ferrari has been putting in some overtime.
One of the most conspicuous thing upfront is its front fenders, there more detailed and are the main highlight of its front fascia owing to the size. Sideways, a black tape seems to be adjoining he body panels together just forward of the rear tire.
Wheelbase: 104.3 ”
Length: 178.2 ”
Width: 76.3 ”
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 8.1 ft³
Curb weight: 3,274 lbs.
Top Speed: 202 mph
0-60: 3.0 sec
MPG: 13 / 17 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2018 Ferrari 458 Engine Specs
In terms of power, we aren’t sure of what lurks beneath the hood but one thing is for sure – the 2018 Ferrari 458 replacement churns out more power than the existing model, therefore exceeding the 610 hp generated by the Huracan and nearing what the McLaren 650S offers, which is rated at 640 horsepower.
Inasmuch as time will tell, the dual-clutch transmission system is one sure thing that we think the new model will not afford to get rid-off just yet. And could come with more gears or just the same seven-speed unit the existing model is making use of. The 2018 Ferrari 458 top speed is rumored to be 202 mph.
Even with the appealing 2018 Ferrari 458 spec sheet, there are other rivals in the segment that are determined to give it a run for its money. They include the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, and the McLaren 650S.
The McLaren is however more powerful than the model under review as its 3.8L V8 generates a whopping 640 horsepower and 500 pounds of feet, and we hope this is the benchmark the Ferrari 458 is aiming for. The mill comes paired to a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission system. 0-62 mph with the McLaren only takes an electrifying 2.9 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 207 mph. the 2018 McLaren 650S Coupe MSRP starts from $265,500.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, on the other hand, offers plenty of creature comforts for its occupants and was built by Lambo to be a track killer as well as a competent cruiser. All its four wheels are powered by a whopping 610 hp and 413 lbs. ft. of torque that enables the vehicle hit 0-60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, and post a top speed of 205 mph. the Lamborghini Huracan LP MSRP starts from $260,000.
Additional 2018 Ferrari 458 specs will be offered once more info is available, hopefully before its release date.
2018 Ferrari 458 Interior Accessories and Exterior Review
Some of the standard features to expect from the new model include a six-speaker sound system, full-LED exterior lighting, twenty-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a multimedia technology interface, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatically extending rear spoiler, a multi-configurable digital instrument panel, four-way power front seats, a nose-raining suspension, six-way heated power seats, two-tone leather/faux leather, HD radio, a rearview camera, an adaptive magnetorheological suspension system, a clear engine cover, an exterior styling package, front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, a simulated suede steering wheel, and variable-ratio steering.
2018 Ferrari 458 Italia Release Date & Price
According to very reliable rumors, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2018.
The 2018 Ferrari 458 price is estimated to start from $250,000. Check back more info regarding the 2107 Ferari 458 Convertible, and Spyder models and also the latest 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB car.
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