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The History And Variants Of Ferrari 458 Wiki Over The Years
Ferrari has been offering us some of the most outstanding sports cars since 1947. No matter what racing event it is, Ferrari and its cars has been a major player at all such events. Over the years, the company and its cars have managed to stay well ahead of all its competitors. There is a wide array of sports vehicles that the company has offered. The Ferrari 458 is one of the latest mid rear engine supercar of the company.
Ferrari 458 features and showcases the latest technology and advanced designing skills of the company. This car was launched to replace Ferrari F430. It was way back in 2009 that Ferrari 458 was showcased for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor show.
The Body And Engineering Of Ferrari 458
Some of the most striking features of the Ferrari 458 are as follows:
Models Of Ferrari 458
458 Italia China Edition – 2012
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ferrari in China, 20 units of this variant were launched for the Chinese market only. Some of the standout features of the same include, Marco Polo red body color, golden dragon graphic, gold and black stripes representing the racing tracks, gold painted wheels, gold aeroelastic winglets, gold embroidery on the headrest of the car, Chinese characters inscribed on the engine start button and ‘20th anniversary special edition’ plague attached on the dash.
458 Spider – 2011-2015
This car made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is a convertible variant of the Ferrari 458. Its main features include:
458 Speciale – 2013 – 2015
This high performance variant of Ferrari 458 was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Distinctive features of this variant are as follows:
458 Speciale A – 2014 – 2015
This spider variant was introduced at the 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show. The ‘A’ in the name stands for Aperta, which in Italian means open.
This car was the most powerful and street legal convertible sports car launched by Ferrari. It was only in 2017 that the power of this vehicle was surpassed by the LaFerrari Aperta.
While Ferrari 458 won many awards including the Car of the Year and Supercar of the Year in 2009, Cabrio of the Year 2011, Best Driver’s Car 2011, Top Gear’s Supercar of the Year 2013, etc., there were some problems in the 2011 and 2012 models, which had to be recalled by the company in 2012. These models experienced a sudden seizure of the engine, which increased the chances of a crash.
The list of options available in Ferrari is quite extensive, and all you need is enough money in your pockets to be able to make your desired Ferrari your own.
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