Introducing Our New Ferrari 458 Italia
From the moment the Ferrari 458 Italia was launched at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, we knew it was a must have for the Signature Fleet! After months of eagerly anticipating its arrival, our patience finally paid off…we were left speechless as just over £200,000 worth of beautifully crafted metal pulled up outside our offices. Just one almighty roar of the engine and the deal was sealed!…
The latest prestige car from the iconic Italian marque became the newest member to Signature’s fleet of prestige self-drive super cars. And what an amazing piece of machinery it is…
A Classic Super Car
Successor to the Ferrari F430, this high octane performance car has evolved from an entirely new design. With its classic red rosso corsa exterior and luxurious cream leather interior, no doubt it will make heads turn this Summer. Already in demand from those of you who have spotted it on our website, we know this car will be a favourite throughout the Summer months and beyond!
Cutting Edge Design
Designed to fulfil the expectations and ambitions of their most passionate clients, the 458 Italia continues Ferrari’s tradition of putting the thrill into driving by incorporating technologies developed from the their experience in Formula 1, ensuring this supercar goes down as one of the all-time greats.
With Pininfarina’s innovative touch to the body work, the 458’s exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency. In particular, the nose sports small deformable aeroelastic winglets to the front grille that lower at high speeds, in order to offer reduced drag…Generating a downforce of 140 kg at 124 mph.
Michael Schumacher also lent his expertise to the interior design of the car. All the main controls are assembled around the curve of the steering wheel as opposed to the dashboard allowing you to be in control of your surroundings at the touch of a button. Offering comfort as well as ease, the 458 is impressively cosseting, perfect for touring the open roads of Europe.
Ferrari have also made an effort to reduce the environmental impact of driving a supercar: combined CO2 output is 307g/km, which is around 40g less than the F430, and less than some SUVs!
Said to be Ferrari’s sportiest V8 engine, this 4.5-litre engine with its mid-mounted 7 speed dual-clutch transmission offers a great choice for self-drive hire if you want to experience awesome power and stunning design.
The Ultimate Definition of Speed
Stepping behind the wheel of the car that has acquired a reputation as the ‘Baby Enzo’, you know you’re in for the drive of your life. Being compared to Ferrari’s £700,000 flagship vehicle is no mean feat and my gosh does the 458 Italia step up to the mark…
The Ferrari 458 has a jaw dropping top speed of over 202mph. Weighing at just 1,380 kg, the 458 can go from a breath taking 0 – 62mph in just 3.4 seconds…..0.1 of a second behind the Ferrari Enzo!
With an all-new 4.5-litre V8, it produces 562bhp at 9,000rpm and its razor sharp technical features allow for a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6000 rpm making this feisty stallion the crème de la crème of prestige cars.
And if that wasn’t enough to satisfy you, the engine features a direct fuel injection, a first for a mid-rear mounted setup, it is a performance car that will leave onlookers captivated. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear) the Ferrari 458 ‘really is absolutely… unbelievably… mesmerizingly… BRILLIANT!!
If you have a need for speed, our two-seater coupe is a perfect choice for a weekend rental break, or just for an exhilarating super car driving experience. Currently being offered by special invitation only to our VIP clients, please do not hesitate to call our sales department on 0845 370 222 for more information.