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New Ferrari 458 Approaches Release Date, Steals My Heart

Posted Jul 26 2010 5:53pm

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I’ve always been a big fan of Ferraris.  There designs have always been timeless, understated, and sophisticated, unlike a Lamborghini which historically have had a bit more of a spaceship thing going on.  Whereas a Lamborghini looks like it’s gonna fly away, a Ferrari has always just looked like it’s gonna drive really, really fast.

The last Ferrari model I remember being discussed was the California:

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which is a modern nod to Ferris Bueller’s chariot:

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Don’t get me wrong, the modern interpretation is a good looking car, but as Ferraris go, it seems a bit girly.  Should a Ferrari have a retractable hardtop?  Maybe, but in my mind it doesn’t.

However, with their next outing, Ferrari managed to make me fall in love with them all over again, and it only took eight cylinders instead of their usual 12.

It’s lines are more jagged and less curvy than what we’ve come to expect from Ferrari, but the car speaks for itself.  It’s a handsome devil of a car that appears fast as anything else out there.  Here are the specs:

  • Mid-Mount V8
  • 570 Horsepower
  • 3,048 lbs
  • 202 MPH
  • 0-60 MPH @ less than 3.5 seconds

Hard to argue with that.  Now go get that $225,000 you’ve got under your mattress.  And pick one up for me, too.

More pics of the 458 here .

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