Leaked: Ferrari F458 Italia priced at €162,900

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Many have been keeping watch on any updates to the Ferrari F458 Italia. That's why even if it is a leaked price list that hasn't been confirmed, we feel it's best to report it here. The Ferrari 458 Italia costs from £149,246 excluding VAT. This price list has been posted in internet forums and to date, Ferrari has not given any official statements.

The list gives prices for the F430 replacement for the UK , as well as Europe , where it will reportedly cost 162,900 euro excluding local taxes.

The list is thorough since options are also included. Metallic paint costs £2153 (€2,350), while "colors from the 50s and 60s" can be had for £6459 (€7,050).

If you're setting up the 458 Italia for the track, racing harnesses are £1860 (€2,030), with a racing livery costing £5140 (€5,583). Upgraded 20-inch forged aluminum alloys will cost £3207 (€3,500) and the brake callipers will be available in rosso corsa, rosso scuderia, giallo Modena or aluminum for £779 (€850).

Options for the interior options include a leather headlining for £458 (€488) and electrically adjustable seats costing £2016 (€2,200).

It is safe to say that every Ferrari car is a ground-breaking car. However, there are cars in its history that managed to be called as "futuristic" even when compared to the current lineup. In Ferrari's present product range, there is one model that seems be futuristic when compared to the carmaker's previous mid-rear engine sports cars – the new Ferrari 458 Italia.

At first and even at closer look, the new Ferrari 458 Italia is definitely a new car from every aspect – design, engine, aerodynamics, instrumentation, handling and ergonomics. After all, this new two-seater berlinetta could be considered as a fusion of style, passion, creativity and state-of-the-art technology – attributes for which Ferrari's home country, Italy, is famous for.

This is why the carmaker elected to affix "Italia" into the name of the vehicle, which features a figure that reflects the engine displacement and the number of its cylinders. Just like all of Ferrari's road-going cars, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a product of Ferrari's experience in Formula 1, especially in terms of response speed and precision as well as the attention given to reducing internal friction in its engine to further cut its fuel consumption.

In fact, the engine of the Ferrari 458 Italia, while featuring a larger displacement and more power than the powerplant in the Ferrari F430, consumes less fuel than its older sibling. Moreover, it is not only technological prowess that the Ferrari 458 Italia has gained from the company's Formula 1 experience as it has also absorbed the emotions involved in racing.

This is primarily because Ferrari focused on creating an almost symbiotic relationship between the driver and the car, endowing the Ferrari 458 Italia with an innovative driving environment by installing a new steering wheel and dashboard.

Not to be taken for granted is the input of world champion racer Michael Schumacher, who had been involved in the development of the Ferrari 458 Italia from the very start.

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