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DJ 12-05-2009 05:28 PM

The Ferrari 458 Italia Picture Thread

The Ferrari 458 Italia Picture Thread's official tribute to the spectacular new Ferrari

Original Press Release: In the run-up to the official unveiling of the Ferrari 458 Italia at the Frankfurt Motor Show on the 15th of September, enthusiasts can find out more about the car on There they will find the first photographs of the 458 Italias interior and of the steering wheel and instrument binnacle which represent a significant step forward in the concept of the ergonomic interface between driver and car.

In fact the main commands are now grouped on the steering wheel, the secondary commands are handily set in two satellite pods either side of the dash and there are now comprehensive instrument displays on the panel ahead of the driver. These solutions represent an important safety aspect, enabling the driver to concentrate fully on driving. Similarly this layout ensures maximum control of the car in high-performance driving, an uncompromising approach that derives directly from Ferrari's F1 experience.

Working closely with the Ferrari Styling Center, the engineers have thus reinterpreted the positioning of the major commands to provide a truly driver-oriented cockpit. All steering-column mounted stalks have been eliminated, with the indicators, full beam, flash and windscreen wiper functions now being activated by buttons on the steering wheel boss. The button to select the shock absorber setting is now positioned next to the Engine start button where it falls readily to hand. Behind the wheel are a number of secondary functions, such as the stereo, while the gearbox paddles are now longer making shifts even easier from any steering angle.

The right-hand satellite pod on the dash incorporates controls for the infotainment, the Bluetooth connection, sat-nav, digital speedo and rear parking camera. Clustered on the left-hand satellite pod instead are the optional cruise control, buttons for choosing the video setting of the left-hand dash TFT screen and the on-board computer interface. The latter controls the trip computer, the Vehicle Dynamic Assistance and the display of the cars set-up.

The Vehicle Dynamic Assistance monitors the operating parameters of the most important areas of the car - engine/gearbox, tyres and brakes. The VDA is enabled in the following manettino settings Race, CT off and CST off and provides visual confirmation of the status of each component based on an algorithm from parameters reading lateral and longitudinal acceleration, revs and speed. This enables the driver to assess the ideal operating conditions for the car. There are three status settings: WARM-UP (operating temperature too low), GO (ideal operating conditions) and OVER (one or more components are no longer at their optimum level and need cooling).

Along with the photos now on-line, the Ferrari site also includes an exclusive video interview with Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A., who provides in depth insight into the 458 Italias design philosophy and exterior styling. The next release on Ferrari country selector will include an analysis of the cars performance characteristics with an interview with seven-times F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher.

DJ 12-05-2009 05:33 PM

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DJ 12-05-2009 05:45 PM

Nice luggage ;)

DJ 12-05-2009 05:46 PM

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B4rad 12-06-2009 12:23 AM

Yay I have been waiting for this thread, I can't wait for pics which people post up!

wyatth 12-06-2009 04:08 AM

so the vents next to the headlights/hood (inside) dont look functional...

mtechnik 12-06-2009 05:41 PM

mtechnik 12-06-2009 06:43 PM

ljg 12-06-2009 06:57 PM

Loving the Giallo with that interior!

mkline74 12-06-2009 11:00 PM

frshcoupe 12-07-2009 07:48 AM

^ wow, those are really nice!

pearlcoupeg35 12-07-2009 07:52 PM

So far, this car looks the best in yellow!!! More pics!!!

joshg120 12-07-2009 08:34 PM

i love this car but it really doesnt look great from the rear view

DJ 12-08-2009 01:50 PM

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wyatth 12-08-2009 03:20 PM

was my post deleted? here they are again.

DJ 12-08-2009 06:01 PM

Guys lets keep this thread no studio shots and pshops please

Wyatth I was trying to add the larger versions of those pics but It didn't take, sorry.
also trying to clean up this thread so it is only real life shots

Jiaim 12-09-2009 10:45 AM

Originally Posted by DJ (Post 466618)
Guys lets keep this thread no studio shots and pshops please

Wyatth I was trying to add the larger versions of those pics but It didn't take, sorry.
also trying to clean up this thread so it is only real life shots

please can you repost the yellow one with the sv670 wing?

DJ 12-11-2009 11:33 AM

DJ 12-11-2009 11:34 AM

Originally Posted by Jiaim (Post 467149)
please can you repost the yellow one with the sv670 wing?

OK J but let's keep this the only pshops here por favor :yup:

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KimoTh3rapy 12-16-2009 11:26 AM

^ wow! great shots.

this car looks so sinister from the back.

DJ 12-19-2009 03:09 PM

Alzilla 12-19-2009 03:16 PM

So much win! I like this car more and more every day.

B4rad 12-19-2009 07:25 PM

I don't understand why some people hate the interior. I love it, very futuristic

DJ 12-19-2009 07:28 PM

^^Guys pics in this thread please :-)

D55L 12-23-2009 08:32 AM

Pics of white Italia spotted at F-factory I have just found.

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