The McLaren 12C is a fantastic car, there’s no disputing this fact. It was born from years of street and race proven technology and received by the automotive community with open arms. But there was something missing.
It's been quite a while since I've sworn this much during a test drive. Almost a year in fact. But this is not swearing with vitriolic rage at an incomprehensible SatNav, Bluetooth connection or adaptive cruise control. It's swearing aimed internally. I'm not driving this Ferrari 458 Speciale as I should be.
As penniless teenager, I used to sometimes find myself (paradoxically) in the spotless showroom of Ferrari of Houston, just to stare. All of my heroes from the magazines I studied — here they were. It was a serene place: you step softly around the showroom, more like a museum than a car dealership. If I had dragged…
Automobile's Georg Kacher just dropped a ton of information on the future of Ferrari, and that includes both turbocharged V6 and V8 versions of the 458, a fire breathing F12 replacement, and a drop-top LaFerrari. So let's grab a shovel and get dug into the speculation salt mine.
Ferrari isn't going to offer manual transmissions on its new cars. Would you give them up for a 458 Italia?
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we've received reports of another Ferrari fire, this time on the famed Nürburgring in Germany.
Through one of our friends on Twitter, we've just received word of what appears to be a pretty horrific crash in Virginia earlier this morning involving a Ferrari 458 Italia.
A design studio released renderings this past week of a Fiat 500 powered by a rear mounted 4.5 liter V8 normally found in a Ferrari 458 Italia.
Ferrari is celebrating its 20th anniversary in China with 20 commemorative custom 458 Italias. With "Marco Polo Red" paint and a golden dragon on the hood, have they made a proper tribute, or just a stereotype?
We were tired of the whole "chrome your supercar" thing — until we saw this one. It's a Ferrari 458 Challenge hitting the track at this week's Cavalino Classic Ferrari and Maserati festival, shining in the Florida sun.
Spot a car like a Ferrari 458 parked outside Harrods and it looks tacky. Spot one in the pits for Grand-Am practice and it looks purposefully menacing. The race numbers, slicks and gargantuan brakes definitely help there too.
A short list of things we'll never tire of: a glass of fine whiskey, the music of John Coltrane, the company of an intelligent woman, watching an old Volvo wagon outrun a Ferrari at a Swedish air force base.
Few things are more universally recognizable as a product of Italy than a brand new Ferrari. For this reason we find the Swedish owner's choice to wrap a brand new Ferrari 458 in the colors of the Italian flag a little strange.
Your fancy dual-clutch seven-speed transmission may let you make shifts faster than hummingbird farts, Mr. Ferrari 458 Italia driver, but we're guessing you wouldn't accidentally start a drag race in reverse if you had a classic gated shifter and embarrassed yourself in front of all these people and the Internet.
Remember when you begged your dad to let you take out the family hauler the second you got your learner's permit. Remember imagining pretending that big Buick was a sleek, Italian exotic. This kid doesn't have to pretend. That "L" on the Ferrari 458 Italia is how Britain signifies a learner driver. Which means the…