When asked what the hottest brand in super cars is today, most anybody will name “Ferrari.” When the name “Ferrari” is mentioned, one immediately feels the need to drive fast and ignore the speed limit signs along the way. While we here at Envus Motors don’t condone the breaking of the law, we do, however, encourage our clients to enjoy every second you are in one of our cars.
The Ferrari 458 is sure to please, leaving no doubt that you’ve been in the lap of luxury after sliding off its leather seats. Is the 458 the best-driving supercar available? While that may be the subject of many debates around the supercar world, it is definitely one of the most accessible, and capable, high-performance automobiles to ever be produced by the Italian automaker. Beyond all doubt it is one of the sexiest, with the curves not only showing on the outside, but following through to the engine.
Are you looking for speed over looks? The 458’s V-8, 4.5-liter engine is rated at just over 560 horsepower, revving up to the 9,000 rpm redline. If you are worried about the noise that it will make while barreling down the road, don’t be. The music that the 458 emits will make even the highly skeptical turn their ears to the heavenly anthem.
What may be different for the first time user is that the engine compartment sits just inches behind the driver’s head. While this is an expected feature among Ferrari fans, it does give a symphony of mechanical excellence each time the driver lays into the gas pedal. However, this does transform the Ferrari from a car to be used for cruising the town on a Friday night to a car even the best of racers would feel at home in.
The handling, in any case, is the place the Ferrari 458 genuinely sparkles. Grip and balance are both apparent in expansive amounts, instilling stability not frequently found in high-drive, mid-motor autos. The control that is felt while holding onto the steering wheel is among the absolute best we’ve ever experienced, with immaculate weight and perfectly point by point input about the street surface and the tires’ customary ranges of familiarity.
Sitting atop 20 inch wheels, the car features a double wishbone style suspension in the front with a multi-link in the rear. To increase the safety and overhaul functionality of its brakes, the calipers on the 458 cause the pads to come into contact with the discs immediately upon lift off, minimizing the delay between when the driver presses the brake pedal and when the brakes actually are applied.