Exotic car; Built in Italy
  • 2-door convertible
  • 2-door coupe
  • longitudinal mid-engine/rear-wheel drive
Good condition price range: $NA – $NA*

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Front

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Rear

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Front-2

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Front-3

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Rear-2



Launched for 2010, the Ferrari 458 Italia coupe replaced the departed F430 as the Italian automaker’s mid-engine V8 car. Sleekly aerodynamic, designed by the Pininfarina firm, the new coupe featured stretched-out headlights and triple exhaust outlets. The 458 was powered by a mid-mounted 570-horsepower, 4.5-liter V8. Ferrari claimed its output of 125 horsepower per liter was the highest to be found for a naturally-aspirated engine. A seven-speed, twin-clutch automated-manual transmission, which behaved much like an automatic, was the sole transmission. Ferrari claimed 0-62 mph acceleration in less than 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. Weight distribution was 42/58 (front/rear). Safety features included antilock braking, traction control, an antiskid system, and side-airbags that covered the head and torso. Carbon-ceramic brakes were standard, along with 20-inch aluminum wheels. The steering-wheel stalks were replaced by steering-wheel-mounted buttons: for instance, the turn-signal controls were now on the steering wheel. Suspension and traction-control settings also were on the steering wheel, with positions for: Sport, Race, and Traction Control Off. Options included a carbon fiber trim package, Alcantara interior surfaces, and special racing-type seats. Other available features included a navigation system, rearview camera, front- and rear-obstacle detection, and fitted luggage in leather that matched the seats. Sticker price in 2010 was $230,675.

Yearly Updates

2011 458 Italia
No significant changes were evident for the 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia.
2012 458 Italia
A Spider convertible joined the original coupe in the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia lineup.


longitudinal mid-engine/rear-wheel drive

Each 458 Italia held a 4.5-liter V8 engine that produced 570 horsepower, mating with a seven-speed automated-manual transmission.

dohc V8
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 4.5/275
Engine HP 570
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 398
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
7-speed automatic


Road Test

No Ferrari 458 Italia models have been made available for Consumer Guide evaluation.


Model Tested: N/A

Ratings values are on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the best. With the exception of Value, these numbers reflect how the vehicle compares against the universe of vehicles, not just against rivals in its class.


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2-door convertible
Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs)
104.3 178.2 76.3 47.7
Cargo Volume (cu/ft) Payload Capacity (cu/ft) Fuel Capacity (gal.) Seating Capacity
NA 22.7 2
Headroom Legroom
Front Rear Front Rear
37.5 45
2-door coupe
Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs)
104.3 178.2 76.3 47.8
Cargo Volume (cu/ft) Payload Capacity (cu/ft) Fuel Capacity (gal.) Seating Capacity
NA 22.7 2
Headroom Legroom
Front Rear Front Rear
37.5 45
Safety Ratings

Model Tested: N/A


(5 is the highest rating)

Front Impact Test

Driver Injury - N/A
Front Passenger Injury - N/A

Side Impact Test

Driver Injury - N/A
Rear Passenger Injury - N/A


(A score of 100 is average. Lower is better)

Collision N/A
Injury N/A
Theft N/A

Trouble Spots

Recall History

2011-2012 458 Italia
Description: Crankshaft may fail because of incorrect machining, potentially causing the engine to seize.

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