The Ferrari 458 was first introduced to the world at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as the replacement for the F430. This all new Ferrari would have a complete design overhaul from previous cars with the manufacturer using its vast Formula 1 experience with many of the cars features and exterior styling designed for aerodynamic efficiency and to create the best possible performance. 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; in a layout common to racing cars, the new steering wheel incorporates many controls normally located on the dashboard or on stalks, such as turning signals or high beams. Carrying on from the design of this car, the main components were all chosen to create that maximum performance, the engine is the F136 from the Ferrari family, a 4.5L V8 engine that produces 562bhp and 398 lbs ft of torque at 6,000rpm with a whopping 80% of this available at just 3,250rpm enabling you to get the power down sooner and sharper. All this enable the 458 to rocket from 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed that max's out at 202 mph. All of this power was put through the dual-clutch 7-speed Getrag gearbox, with the 458 being only the forth Ferrari not to have the option of Ferrari's classic open-gated manual transmission. Following its launch in 2009 the 458 won both the "Car of the Year" and "Supercar of the Year" and would carry on to get further acclaim with prospective buyers and car fanatics around the world labelling the 458 as a dream car to own.
Our stunning example was first supplied in January 2011 by Graypaul and since this date has covered 25431 miles. Throughout its current life our 458 has been maintained solely by Ferrari Main Dealer Service Agents with services logged at 1734, 3402, 4023, 8496, 13829, 19873, 21843 and will undergo another service at Graypaul Nottingham prior to leaving us for its new home. The car is offered for sale with the full owners book pack, Ferrari car cover, factory battery conditioner and both keys.