The Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe is as unique as a fingerprint. When you drive it on weekend car hire, each groove and curve of this Ferrari supercar is a thrilling testament to the engineering mastery of Scuderia Ferrari. Make your mark on the world today: drive this car on a self hire drive basis for an adventurous foray into the world of luxury supercars. The Ferrari 458 has won over 30 awards including "Best Performance Engine" and "Best Engine Above 4 Litres". The all new mid-rear mounted V8 engine is a new design and the chassis has been developed by Ferrari with the aviation industry to be 15% more rigid compared to the F430. The Pininfarina design features compact, aerodynamic lines; it has Scuderia Shields and attractive yellow Calipers. The sleek body is both sleek while incredibly practicable as air is fed from two intakes on the top of the rear wings to the F1 gearbox and the dual-clutch situated in the rear. For long distance GT driving, the user will find the car surprisingly comfortable with ample head and leg room for driver and passenger.
At the heart of this luxury supercar is the 90 degree V8 engine, which is mounted in the mid-rear. It can reach a maximum of 9,000 rpm, which is a pioneering record for a supercar. When you hear the crackling sound from this engine, you will be starting an extraordinary day of driving commanded by an engine that the best minds in the motoring world have created from scratch. Ferrari's dedication to racing is evident in the engine which is illuminated in the reduction of the piston compression height. Ferrari engineers have reduced friction in key parts of the engine. If you love the trademark Ferrari engine echo, the V8 engine will satisfy your motoring cravings, as seen by the torque at 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The V8 engine of this Ferrari supercar creates the tableau for exhilarating journeys highlighted by doses of energy which is underlined in the 0-60 mph acceleration time of less than 3.4 seconds. The 458 Italia Coupe has a top speed of 202 mph. An exciting feature of this Ferrari supercar is the innovative touches stamped on how the gearbox operates. If you want the best of both worlds by combining the force of manual transmission with the smooth elegance of automatic transmission, the 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission will offer you both and a little extra. Ferrari have innovated the gearbox to reduce response times and create stronger gear ratios. What this offers the driver is the chance to be the commander of how the car moves beyond traditional transmissions. Ferrari engineers have fitted the car with carbon-ceramic brakes for the latest in cutting edge technology for the advanced braking system of the car. This Ferrari supercar has the marque's own braking technology called Pre-Fill logic, which reduces brake response times. From all parts of the performance strengths of this coupe, Ferrari added panache and practicality into the technical aspects of the car.
Available in the trademark Ferrari red which drivers have come to love, this is a Ferrari for the purists. Famed motor design house Pininfarina are involved once more with the design of this Ferrari supercar and another famous face lent his support on how the car should look: Michael Schumacher. The result is an exterior and interior that is built on the physics of Ferrari aerodynamics. When you are driving the Ferrari, take comfort in the CD/MP3 player and Bluetooth wireless connectivity system for a motoring experience beyond the industry standard. From the exterior to the interior, Ferraris are for leaders. Be your own person when you try this Ferrari on self drive hire.
The Ferrari 458, part of the Signature Car Hire fleet, has a top speed of 325 km/h. If you have a need for speed, this two-seater supercar is perfect for car rental for a weekend break. It can be used for self drive hire if you are a busy professional and need a car that can more than keep up with your schedule, especially if you are an executive who has meetings in various locations.
The cutting edge Pininfarina design has allowed a fluid aerodynamic element in prestige cars to emerge. The plush interior has a unique feature: all the main controls are assembled around the curve of the steering wheel. The seven speed clutch transmission is at the heart of the cocoon of the Ferrari 458, a great choice for self drive hire when you want to drive at peace and get away. If you have a passenger with you for your self drive hire, you will both be excited to experience the twists and turns of country roads on the 4499 cc V8 engine. Despite this powerful V8 engine being the first direct Ferrari injection engine to be mid-rear mounted, the fuel consumption is just 13.7 l/100 km/h. This efficiency is a perfect match for self drive hire as it confirms maximum return on investment for your car rental period. In addition, it proves that performance cars are friendly on the environment.
At just 1,380 kg weight level, the Ferrari 458 can go from 0 - 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds. This astonishing fact is due to the unique ways that the elite Ferrari engineers crafted weight distribution of the Ferrari 458. The ultimate definition of speed and style, this performance car is made in self drive hire heaven. It is the performance car that will turn heads like the supermodel of prestige cars. The Ferrari 458 is cut with razor sharp technical features such as a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, which makes this car the crème de la crème of prestige cars available for car rental in the United Kingdom. The Ferrari 458 got the stamp of approval from someone who knows a thing or two about performance cars: Michael Schumacher. Be a winner and contact Signature Car Hire for self drive details about this Italian performance car. Designed to fulfil the expectations and ambitions of Ferrari's most passionate clients, the 458 Italia continues the Ferrari tradition of putting the thrill into driving as a result of track-derived technological innovations, which results in a truly thrilling self drive hire experience. Maranello's racing experience can be felt not only in terms of pure technological transfer but also on a more emotional level, because of the strong emphasis on creating an almost symbiotic relationship between driver and car.
Every Ferrari is the result of an uncompromising design approach that integrates styling and aerodynamic requirements. The Pininfarina design features compact, aerodynamic lines, underscoring the concepts of performance-oriented efficiency that inspired the project. The engine is a dry-sump 90 degree V8 with a displacement of 4499 cc and is mid-rear mounted. It is an entirely new design engineered to reach a maximum of 9,000 rpm - a first on a road car - with a high 12.5:1 compression ratio and maximum power output of 570 CV. This equates toan outstanding power output of 127 CV/litre, a new benchmark for a naturally-aspirated production engine. The generous torque available - 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, with over 80 per cent available from 3250 rpm - ensures rapid pick-up from all revs. The specific torque output of 120 Nm/l is another record
One of the important novelties on the 458 Italia is the introduction of the 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox which guarantees faster yet smoother changes. The technology is based on the independent management of even and odd gears which are pre-selected using two separate input shafts. The gear shifting time (the overlap between the opening and closing phases of the two clutches) is zero and thus there is no interruption of engine torque to the driven wheels. Compared to the California gearbox, response times have been reduced and the 458 Italia has specific, sportier gear ratios to match the power and torque curves of the new V8, guaranteeing high torque even at lower revs. The E-Diff 3 electronic differential has also been integrated into the gearbox, resulting in a more compact and lighter unit.
The 458 Italia's front suspension employs a novel new double wishbone set-up which features an L-shape design for the lower wishbone, with the rearward facing arm longer than the one in line with the wheel axis to provide greater longitudinal flexibility. This in turn improves the car's ability to absorb bumps and it also reduces suspension noise. Another benefit is in terms of greater transverse rigidity which improves handling. The same characteristics are shared by the new rear multi-link suspension and, combined with specific tyre development, overall vertical rigidity has thus been improved (+35 per cent with respect to the F430) for less body roll, and the engineers were able to introduce a more direct steering ratio (11.9° compared to the F430's 16.9°, a reduction of 30 per cent) which makes for quicker and more responsive steering on both road and track. The 458 Italia also features the latest, second-generation Magnetorheological Suspension Control shock absorber system. Compared to the system first introduced on the 599 GTB Fiorano, SCM2 boasts an evolved ECU (-50 per cent input time) and a damper force generation time of 8 ms compared to the 599's 15 ms. There is also a new piston rod bushing in the damper which reduces internal friction (-35 per cent) for more precise small-bump control and improved ride comfort.
Since the beginning of 2008 Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes have been standard on all Ferraris. The 458 Italia is no different and is equipped with 6-pot aluminium callipers with 398 x 223 x 36 mm discs at the front, and 4-pot aluminium callipers with 360 x 233 x 32 mm discs at the rear. The 458 Italia boasts outstanding braking distances (100-0 km/h in 32.5 metres; 200- 0 km/h in 128 metres) thanks to the development and optimisation of the Bosch control logic and the evolution of Ferrari's Pre-Fill logic, which reduces response times by activating the pistons in the callipers, thus minimising the gap between the brake pad and the disc as soon as the driver lifts off the accelerator. Similarly, these excellent results were achieved thanks to a specific calibration of the ABS for medium/high grip surfaces, and by integrating the ABS control logic with that of the E-Diff 3 to ensure a more accurate estimate of the vehicle speed and hence better braking torque control, as well as enhanced vehicle stability.
On the 458 Italia the E-Diff and F1-Trac control software are integrated in the same ECU. This minimises communication times between the two systems and, at the same time, the individual logics were evolved to improve vehicle performance. A new Power On strategy has been developed for the E-DIff governing traction out of corners and is integrated with the F1-Trac logic, an evolution in the combined action of both systems which is also connected with the high-performance ABS control logic, which is specially set up for high-grip surfaces. The electronic differential continuously distributes torque to the rear wheels, both in Power Off (turning in for the corner) and Power On (accelerating out of the corner), guaranteeing excellent vehicle stability and control in all driving conditions and on all surfaces. The E-Diff 3 now works in a more integrated manner with the F1-Trac, using a series of F1-Trac parameters and evaluations (such as estimates of grip) both in manettino positions in which the F1-Trac is inserted (Sport - Race) and those in which it is deactivated (CT Off and CST Off). Compared to previous versions, E-Diff 3 delivers improved torque distribution coming out of corners (in Sport, Race, CT Off and CST Off), which translates into improved grip, better roadholding and more progressive handling on the limit. The result is an improvement of 32 percent in longitudinal acceleration out of corners compared to previous models and a lap time at Fiorano of just 1" 25 seconds.
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! 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! 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
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.