Home Page About Us Contribute

K&N Automotive Air Intakes

LuckyBug LifeStyle



Tweets by @CrittendenAuto










Ferrari 458 Italia

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

458 Italia
Vehicle Model

Topic Navigation
Wikipedia: Ferrari 458

Page Sections
History
Documents
Article Index
A sports car produced by Ferrari.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ferrari 458 page on 29 March 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. The 458 replaced the Ferrari F430, and was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is replaced by the Ferrari 488 GTB, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.

The 458 Italia is the two-seat berlinetta 458. It was the first variant to be officially unveiled to the public, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September 2009.

Design

In keeping with Ferrari tradition the body was designed by Pininfarina. The car’s exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency, producing a downforce of 140 kg (309 lb) at 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph). 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.

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 recently launched Ferrari California.

The 458 was also reviewed on the 15th season of Top Gear, where it received acclaim for its styling and performance. In a drag race against James May's 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.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
31 August 2010Ferrari Defect Information Report Regarding MY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Vehicles
From: Adam C. Sloane, Mayer Brown LLP
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 249KB - 4 pages
31 August 2010NHTSA Recall 10V389000
2010 Ferrari 458
Engine and Engine Cooling
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
2 September 2010HEAT SHIELD ASSEMBLY
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Adam C. Sloane, Mayer Brown LLP

PDF
- 28KB - 2 pages
2 September 2010Ferrari North America, Inc.
To: Ferrari Customers

PDF
- 33KB - 4 pages
3 November 2010Recall 10V-389
From: Enrico Galliera, Ferrari SpA
Form letter to Ferrari Customers

PDF
- 85KB - 3 page
31 December 2010Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
MY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, Rear Wheelhouse Heat Shields
Ferrari North America, Inc.

PDF
- 13KB - 1 page
29 March 2011NHTSA Letter NVS-215kjs in reference to Ferrari Campaign No. 09V-447
From: Bradley J. Scott, Ferrari North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 33KB - 1 page
31 March 2011Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
MY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, Rear Wheelhouse Heat Shields
Ferrari North America, Inc.

PDF
- 13KB - 1 page
30 June 2011Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
MY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, Rear Wheelhouse Heat Shields
Ferrari North America, Inc.

PDF
- 13KB - 1 page
30 September 2011Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
MY 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, Rear Wheelhouse Heat Shields
Ferrari North America, Inc.

PDF
- 13KB - 1 page


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
2 September 2010Fires Force Ferrari Recall of 458 Italia SupercarsVOA News
1 January 2011Exotics Racing Acquires the New Ferrari 458 Italia Supercar, Announces the Las Vegas Racing School and Driving Experience Available at www.exoticsracing.comExotics Racing
9 May 2012Ferrari Apologizes for Publicity Stunt at Chinese Historical SiteVOA News




Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute




By accessing the The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the terms and conditions on our Legal Information:  Disclaimers & Privacy Policy page.

To notify The Crittenden Automotive Library of errors, suggest topics, contribute information, make a comment on a page or to ask a question e-mail us.