Ferrari’s finally unveiled the replacement for the legendary F430. It’s inspired a generation and will truly be missed. The 2011 458 Italia is a beauty, and makes saying goodbye to the F430 a little easier. Although it’s going to make its world premiere in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, egmCarTech‘s given us all the details (inside and out) for Ferrari’s latest stallion. Power comes from a 4.5L V8, which is the first Ferrari direct-injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It delivers a total of 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm – over 80 percent of which is available from 3,250 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph.
Ferrari hasn’t released any interior shots of the 458 Italia but Omar and company from egmCarTech did manage to catch a glimpse of it during a flash video over at the new 458 Italia site. Check out the shots after the jump. (more…)