Sam Philip28 July 2009

Hear the 458 Italia

Ferrari gives us an earful of its manic-revving F430 replacement, and we like what we hear…

You’ve seen the pictures of the new Ferrari 458. You’ve pored over the specs. You’ve tried to figure out how the hell it’s even possible to get 127bhp per litre from a naturally aspirated engine.

Now all that’s left to do is hear it out on the road. Take it away, 458:

 

Gets the hairs on the back of neck standing to attention, doesn’t it?

We love the way that V8 note gets ever more metallic and hard-edged as it barrels towards the 9,000rpm redline. And those upshifts through the double-clutch gearbox sound mighty smooth and quick, don’t they?

So you’ve seen it, read about it and now heard it. All that’s left to do now is, er, start saving…

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