Ferrari 458 Italia | Cars
Ferrari. The most powerful brand in the world, synonymous with speed, luxury and wealth. For me, when you say Ferrari, I think of some of the most beautiful cars ever designed, by legends like Sergio Scaglietti and Pininfarina, cars like the 250 GTO, 250 GT California and the 288 GTO to name just a few.
In recent times Ferrari have lacked slightly with the 360 Modena and the F430 but it is the 458 Italia that's turned things around, and it really is one of the finest cars ever built. The sheer handling, smooth riding, savagely fast master piece, hits 60mph in just 3.3 seconds from that wonderfully sounding V8 and that is partly to do with zero shift time from the double clutch, paddle shift gear box, with no power loss to the rear wheels.
The 458 is beautiful beyond belief, with its fine lines, arguably it is comparable to Helen of Troy! This is for sure one of the all-time greats. The very last naturally aspirated V8 that Ferrari will ever produce, it is arguably Ferraris greatest achievement and an experience that will stay with you forever.
"Designed by Michelangelo, engineered by Da Vinci. It truly is a masterpiece."
Vehicle - Ferrari 458 Italia
Power Unit - 4.5L V8
Horsepower - 562 bhp
Torque -398 lb. -ft
0 - 60mph - 3.3 Seconds
Top Speed - 202 mph
Transmission - Semi Automatic
Made Famous By - Mirage (aka Dino) was a character in Transformers : Dark of The Moon
Thank you Car Chase Heroes for such an amazing day at Tibenham on 07/05/21. I have never driven a fast car before and have never been on a circuit either. All the staff were brilliant. I had a sighting lap in a Subaru before going out in the 458. The Ferrari surpassed my expectations and I had such a great time. Racing through the gears - the SPEED - the sound! Just awesome. My instructor said the Mclaren 570 was faster so I had a go in that too. When the twin turbos kicked in the McLaren was like a rocket - great fun! I finished my track day with two laps as a passenger in a Atom and my driver Rick (from Liverpool ) showed me how to really drive a car fast - out braking the McLaren and catching up with the Lamborghini! On my way home I had a huge smile on my face and thats what its all about. Now I cant stop talking about it :)Jonathan Bond
What a car. Everything I had hoped for - no flash interiors, just pure fun and great guidance from the instructor. Wish the straights were a bit longer!AO
If you drive one car in your lifetime this is the car to drive currently, the chassis is sublime like nothing I ever felt before, the feedback the car gives you through the steering wheel is like a super fast Go-Kart wrapped in a beautiful body with the most beautiful sounding engine I ever heard. Your first lap will no doubt be tentative as the response to your input is so sharp and visceral, by the second lap you will start to feel at one with the car, it reacts immediately with supreme precision to every input you make. Driving this car was an absolute joy, it is a memory you surely will never forget.Marcus Reynolds
Drove 4 cars 2 laps each and a sighting lap, Skyline, 458, Shelby Mustang and the Huracan. A day out I will cherish for the rest of my life, an amazing experience. The Car Chase Heroes Team are fantastic, very helpful, patient and highly skilled drivers in their own right. Mere mortals like me can only dream of driving these super cars and Car Chase Heroes make your dreams come true.Iain Lagden
Never driven a car like this but the instructor made me at ease with the emphasis of safety and guiding me round properly. This is a beast of a vehicle and it needs respect but it delivers a great experience that I won't forget.AK
Well organised, friendly people. Traffic can be a problem, unlucky, not for me but my friend got caught up in some. If you've never burried the peddle in to the metal in a Ferrari 458, book now, it was fantastic and safe. The instructors were really cool and professional. I did the black Friday 3 cars for £75 but i did extra laps in the 458 and the Atom but it was worth every penny, a tenner a lap.Richard Turner
Spent the day at Bovington today . What an experience I chose 4 cars and loved every moment. The guys are great really friendly , they put you at ease straight away in the car and build your confidence. Thanks for a great day , I will be backDel Wilson
What a day!! Very professional and a great range of cars... i will be returning to try the cars i never managed to on the day.Steve Roberts
We came along on 25th November 2018 and had a fantastic day. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. My boyfriend had a brilliant day that he will remember forever. The information before hand told us everything we needed so we were very prepared. I had a big coat and brought a chair. Had a nice cuppa whilst waiting and the photo package is great too. Would deffo reccomend and think its brilliant that kids over 10 can drive. All round brilliant day, not cheap but very worth while.Maria Horan
I have had the experience of a lifetime at car Car Chase Heroes. I have have COPD and as soon as the great people there realised I had an oxygen machine with me I seemed to get preferential treatment. I am used to driving and riding powerful machines, but that Ferrari 458 Italia was awesome. Thank you so much to everyone involvedFrank Robinson
Fabulous machine to drive with a really brilliant instructor. Oodles of fun I can see why people rave about this car. Loads of power which can be poured onto the track to bring a large grin to the face.Barry Mellish