If you're a driving purist, Ferrari's mid-engine 458 Italia for 2012 is the Holy Grail of high-end performance cars. Its look is more exotic than the Audi R8 and its interior more organic than that of
The R8 may not have the Italia's seductive Italian good looks, but it certainly can match the Ferrari in power, handling and performance and does so for about $100K less.
There isn't a single bad thing we can say about the way the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia drives. It's like a go-kart on steroids, doing everything the driver asks without the annoyance of numerous electronic nannies stepping in to spoil the fun. The perfectly balanced chassis is so composed at high speeds it can create in the driver a false sense of F1 -like confidence he or she won't be able to replicate in any other car. From the brilliant dual-clutch transmission whose shifts occur in just nanoseconds to the precise steering that so utterly conne
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