2012 Ferrari 458 Italia China Special Edition

This special edition Ferrari 458 Italia celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ferrari brand presence in China. There is no better way to commemorate the milestone than to present the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia China Special Edition.

A limited edition, that only twenty cars are being made. This 458 Italia was introduced at the Ferrari exhibit in World Expo Park in Shanghai, on April 2012.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.7 gallons (86 l) Miles Per Gallon: 12 city / 18 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 178.2 in. (452.7 cm) Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (265 cm)
Height: 47.8 in. (121.3 cm) Width: 76.3 in. (193.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3935 lbs (1785 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 8.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: V8 DOHC Displacement: 4.5 Liter
Horsepower: 570 HP Max RPM: 9000 RPM
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed F1
0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a V8, rear wheel drive engine with a zero to sixty mph performance of 3.4 seconds capability. It features a seven speed dual clutch transmission for automatic clutching with a manual clutch feel. The 458 Italia rear mid-engine has direct fuel injection and record-setting power in its class, while getting a combined 21/mpg.

A state of the art braking system combines ABS technology with specially engineered features that reduce braking delay and provide smooth, precision braking. The 62 to zero braking distance is an impressively short 107 feet.

Exterior

The aerodynamically optimized coupe's body design was created by the legendary Italian auto design company Pininfarina. This special edition of Ferrari's sportiest car is painted in a special "Marco Polo" red paint with a black stripe featuring a gold dragon on the hood, trimmed in gold. Gold winglets and gold 5 spoke rims compliment the dragon theme, along with black and gold lower body detailing.

Interior

The 458 Italia China Special Edition's black leather interior is customized with liberal use of red accents. The headrests feature gold embroidery with gold piping on the seats. The Special Edition features many controls on the steering wheel and top ergonomic design for maximum performance to go with driver and passenger comfort. A 20th Anniversary Special Edition plaque is included in the dash.

Many of the 458 Italia's design features were incorporated into the car after extensive interviewing and input from Formula One race car drivers. Some of the award-winning design features include wishbone suspension for improved cornering, aeroelastic winglets to reduce drag at high speed, and polycarbonate elements to reduce weight.

The Ferrari 458 Italia China Special Edition is marketed as the "vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon horse". With only 20 made, it's a collector's dream Ferrari.

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