Ferrari has made a bold statement to commemorate their 20th year in China. An extremely limited edition of the Ferrari 458 Italia is being released to celebrate the company’s success in the country. Twenty of the cars will be available for purchase. The Ferrari 458 Italia is world renown for its beauty and speed with an incredible 35 awards won around the globe.
The “2012 Ferrari 458 Italia China Special Edition” boasts an massive eight cylinder engine. The limited edition car will be “Marco Polo” red that is available only for this car. Decked out with a gold dragon on the hood and gold rimmed tires the red and gold is set off with black racing stripes down the side of the sports car. China has long considered a dragon to offer good luck and fortune and with 2012 being the year of the dragon, it is a fitting Chinese tribute.
Each one of the cars will have specialized start buttons with simplified Chinese characters. A inset dash plaque denoting the special edition will be added to each one of the 20 cars. A beautiful leather interior and handling that Ferrari is known for in their vehicles is a given in the 458 Italia. The price has not been released.
Ferrarihas been producing stylish and high performing race cars for nearly 90 years now. The Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe is no different from the rest and fits in perfectly with the great history of Ferrari. Designed to replace the F430, the 458 Italia Coupe manages to outperform its predecessor in all categories and might even raise the bar a bit.
The Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe first went into production in 2010 and has been leaving drivers breathless ever since. The car’s acceleration cannot be matched by any competitor and the car is so responsive that you feel as one with the car. From the highest quality leather to the exterior design of the car, there really is not anything negative to say about this car.The 458 Italia is powered by 4.5 liter V8, which manages 562 horsepower and 398 pounds of torque. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle can go from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and is only available with a seven speed dual clutch automated manual transmission.Costing just north of $200,000.00, the 458 Italia comes with many expected extras. The Italia has leather upholstery, comes with 20 inch wheels and includes a carbon-ceramic braking system. If you are expecting to spend a little more on your next Ferrari you can add: run flat tires, adaptive headlights, navigation, power seats, a four point seat belt, and upgrade your sound system. No matter what your preference is, this car will be expensive.The car’s handling, grip on the road and acceleration are probably its best features. The car’s design should not be ignored either, as the 458 Italia positively moves away from what most people expect from Ferrari. Ferrari has never designed a car that passes all the test like the 458 Italia Coupe. The Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe is the next generation of Ferrari excellence.