Ferrari really nailed it with the 2012 458 Italia and its new drop-top stablemate, the 458 Spider. The mid-engine design allows for a near-perfect 50/50 front-rear balance ratio and the car's 4.5-liter V8 is simply a masterpiece in aluminum and steel. That the 458 can rocket to 60 mph in less the 4 seconds isn't really surprising, but that it can manage that power so precisely in the turns is what truly makes this exotic stand out. We do lament the lack of a manual transmission, but Ferrari's 7-speed automatic with paddle-shifting manual mode won't disappoint. The fun only increases with the Spider that not only lets you enjoy the wind in your hair, but the sound of the V8 engine directly behind your head.
By moose (CO) on Monday, October 08, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"love this car now winter is coming so I an looking for a subaru but the car is great"
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