Car of the Week 1
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Manufacturer : Ferrari
Release Date : 2010
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 with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars.
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.
The car’s suspension features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to improve the car’s cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors.
The brakes include a prefill function whereby the pistons in the calipers move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimize delay in the brakes being applied.
This combined with the ABS has reduced 100–0 km/h (62-0 mph) braking distance to 32.5 metres (107 ft).
The adaptive magnetorheological dampers are co-developed with BWI Group.
Ferrari’s official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is under 3.4 seconds, while top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph), with a fuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) 13.3 L/100 km (21.2 mpg-imp; 17.7 mpg-US) while producing 307g/km of CO2.
The body was designed by Pininfarina, as with all recent Ferrari models. The car’s exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency, producing a downforce of 140 kg at 124 miles per hour (200 km/h).
In particular, the front grille features deformable winglets that lower at high speeds, in order to offer reduced drag.
The car’s interior was designed using input from former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, including a new steering wheel design which incorporates many features and controls as opposed to their being on the dashboard, similar to racing car designs.
According to British car magazine Autocar, the 458 Italia’s design has drawn inspiration from the Enzo Ferrari and its Millechili concept car.
It has been designed to be Ferrari’s sportiest V8-engined car, to distinguish itself from the Ferrari California.
The 458 was also reviewed on 15th season of Top Gear, where it received acclaim for its styling and performance. In a drag race against a Ferrari F430, it won by a considerable margin. The car also lapped the Top Gear test track in 1:19.1, just 0.1 seconds slower than the Ferrari Enzo.
Gran Turismo 5 Ferrari 458 Italia Car Description
The successor to the F430, the Ferrari 458 Italia, was first shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Ferrari´s V8 series has evolved every 5 years starting in 1989 with the 348, the F355 in 1994, the 360 Modena in 1999 and the F430 in 2004, and of course this 458 is another masterpiece in the bloodline .
The chassis is newly designed aluminium space frame, and the direct injection V8 engine produces 562 BHP/55.1 kgfm , an astronishing figure from a normaly aspirated engine .
The transmission is a 7 speed dual clutch 2 pedal MT , and the shift speed has been greatly improved over previous models.
Their Manettino system unifying the engine, gearbox, suspension, E-DIFF, F1 Trac, ESP and high performance ABS controls has advanced greatly, and allows the selection of 5 modes: Low Grip, Sports, Race, CT cut and CST cut .
Now it is possible for the driver to enjoy safe , fun driving more than ever .
The suspension utilises double wishbones in the front and multilinks in the rear, and the magnetic suspension first used in the 599 has also evolved into its second generation version .
Many new innovations have also been made in terms of aerodynamics, agressively incorporating the newest racing technologies gained daily in the front lines of F1 racing. As a result, the specs of this car is extreme, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 325 km/h . The body styling is a straighforward evolution from the Enzo and F430, carrying over the sweeping flow and sharpness of the Pininfarina design .
Sources : Wikipedia and Gran Turismo 5 ( Gran Turismo 5 pictures from photomode )
Videos about the 458 Italia
– GTOR 458 Italia Route X Lap
– GT5 458 Trailer
Car of the Week Route X Timetable
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