the 458 is ferrari's latest mid-engined supercar rear wheel drive v8, combining aerospace alloys with a Pininfarina design... direct injection 4.5-liter V8 pumping out 563 horses, good for a 0-to-62 MPH sprint under 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202 MPH.
in terms of other owners of this fine beast... michael schumacher, fernando alonso and i hear cristiano ronaldo is hot for it... trust me a lot of wankers will own one :) but its cool, most have earned their way into the hallowed halls of ultimate wank-dom... but of course there are non-wankish owners... one can dream to be one of them... the 458 Italia will be going on sale early next year with prices expected to be around the £150,000 mark in the UK... in singapore i would peg it around the S$8-900k range or 2.5-3ish times more (why does it increase to such a crazy price when breathing singapore air? why!!!!???)
the 458 also boasts some ‘green credentials’ with the supercar averaging a claimed 21.2mpg and emitting 307g/km of carbon dioxide. This may not sound too impressive but to put it into perspective, the slightly slower and less powerful F430 emits 420g/km and averages 15.4mpg... uhm... whatever...
a good writeup of it can be found here & last pics... sigh... jus look at those curves... a thing of beauty... prepare to want one & sell the house if need be ;)