Review: Ferrari 458 Italia


Don’t let the title fool you, this is an Autocar UK review. CarEnvy’s review should be up sometime in the next… 10 years?

In the meantime, we have this, the first video review of the 458 Italia. While hardly the most entertaining review (it sounds disturbingly like a press release), it’s still great to hear the new Ferrari V8 howl and burble seemingly without inertia. And the way the new 7-speed DSG gearbox rips off millisecond upshifts and rev-matched downshifts is glorious to behold. In terms of aesthetics, I’m not convinced that the 458 Italia is as gorgeous and revolutionary as everyone, Autocar included, is claiming. As LeVar Burton always said at the end of The Reading Rainbow, but you don’t have to take my word for it.