With a dry weight of 1380 kg (3,042 lbs), the 458 Italia boasts a weight-power ratio of 2.42 kg, and according to Ferrari, the supercar can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in under 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of over 325 km/h or 202mph.
While we seriously doubt that anyone cares that the new Prancing Horse model returns 13.3 lt/100 km or 17.7mpg U.S. and 307 g/km respectively in the combined cycle, we're pretty sure that you'll be interested to know the 458 Italia is only a tenth of a second slower than the almighty Enzo (1 min and 24.9 sec) on the Fiorano circuit with an official lap time of just 1 minute and 25 seconds.
Stay tuned on Auto Cars 2011 as we we're also preparing to upload a video from Ferrari's presentation of the 458 Italia at the Frankfurt Show.
Ferrari 458 Italia Technical specifications
Dimensions and weight
Overall length 4527 mm/178.2 in
Overall width 1937 mm/76.3 in
Height 1213 mm/47.8 in
Wheelbase 2650 mm/104.3 in
Front track 1672 mm/65.8 in
Rear track 1606 mm/63.2 in
Kerb weight* 1485 kg/3274 lb
Dry weight* 1380 kg/3042 lb
Weight distribution 42% front - 58% rear
Boot capacity 230 l/8.1cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 86 l/22.7 US gall./18.9 Imp. gall.
Front 235/35 20" x 8.5"
Rear 295/35 20" x 10.5"
Front 398x223x36 mm/15.7x8.8x1.4 in
Rear 360x233x32 mm/14.2x9.2x1.3 in
Type V8 - 90°
Total displacement 4499 cc/274.5 cu in
Bore/stroke 94x81 mm/ 3.7x3.2 in
Maximum power 425kW** (570CV**) @ 9000 rpm
Maximum torque 540Nm (398lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
Specific output 127 CV/litre/1.55 kW/cu in
Maximum revs per minute 9000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Maximum speed >325 km/h/>202 mph
0-100km/h (0-62mph) <3.4s
0-200km/h (0-124mph) 10.4s
0-400m (0-437 yards) 11.3s
0-1000m (0-1093 yards) 20.3s
100-0 km/h (62-0 mph) 32.5 m/106.6ft
Dry weight/power ratio 2.42 kg/CV/7.16lb/kW
Fiorano lap time 1'25"
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
Fuel consumption***(European market version) 13.3 l/100km
CO2 Emission*** (European market version) 307g CO2/km
Transmission and gearbox
F1 dual-clutch transmission, 7 gears
E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High-Performance ABS
*with forged rims and Racing Seats
**Including 3.7 kW by ram effect
*** ECE+EUDC combined cycle
Ferrari 458 Italia at the Frankfurt Show
Ferrari 458 Italia Gallery