2012 Ferrari 458
Firstly produced in 2009 by designer Pininfarina, the 2012 Ferrari 458 appeared in 2-seat Berlinetta 2-seat Spider of body styles with 4.5 L V8 engine. When Ferrari first officially announced the car, this 458 Italia was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company’s experience in Formula 1.
2012 Ferrari 458 accelerated from zero to 100km/h (62mph) speed in less than 3.4 seconds, with maximum speed over 325 km/h (202 mph). Withfuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) 13.3 L/100 km, the 458 Italia would produce 307g/km of CO2.
The car’s exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency, producing a down force of 140 kg at 124 miles per hour (200 km/h). In particular, the front grille features deformable winglets that lower at high speeds, in order to offer reduced drag.
The former Ferrari Formula 1 driver,Michael Schumacher, designed the interior of this car including a new steering wheel design which incorporates many features and controls as opposed to their being on the dashboard, similar to racing car design.
The new version of 2012 Ferrari 458 was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show namely Ferrari 458 Spider. This new version of the 458 Italia features an aluminiumretractable hardtop which is 25 kilograms less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider, and can be retracted in 14 seconds. The engine cover has been redesigned to cope with the retractable roof system.
Ferrari plans to make 1,500-2,000 458 Spiders every year. It has the same 0-60 time as the hard-top but it will only do 198 mph (319 km/h).
In 2012, Ferrari recalled certain 2011 and 2012 cars because the engine can freeze suddenly and possibly cause a crash. The F136 engines have crankshafts that were machined incorrectly.
The automaker learned of one such incident from a review car lent to critics. Owners can choose from having a new engine installed by their dealer, having the engine removed and the work done by Ferrari North America or having a new crankshaft and bearings installed at the dealership.
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