The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was the dawn of Electrification, with every manufacturer unveiling their latest machine with battery technology. Ferrari had no choice but to roll up with their latest creation, the Ferrari 458 Italia. With pride and cheers the 458 Italia was accepted for the Petrol powered V8 was still standing strong. Merging technology, comfort, and 562 horses to the new world. The Ferrari 458 Service Manual is exactly what you need to keep your Ferrari 458 competing and winning in this age of Electrification.
Donato Coco from Pininfarina took on the challenge of designing the aerodynamically efficient 458 giving it a radical makeover compared to its predecessor F430. Such change gave the 458 309 lbs of downforce at 120mph. The front grille houses deformable winglets that lower at high speeds funneling air under the 458 double wishbone suspension offering reduced drag and aiding in extra downforce.
With Bertrand Rapatel in charge of interior design. Bertrand’s goal was to put you in the cockpit of 230 mph Formula 1 racer. As a result the team at Ferrari contacted former Formula 1 Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher. With Michael and Bertrand united they designed a simplified straight forward console; placing the horn, high beams, suspension damper, wipers, turn signals, and Manettino, strategically placed on the steering wheel giving you the aura of driving a Formula 1 Racer.
To power and resemble the feel of a Formula 1 Racer the Ferrari 458 houses a Flat plane 4.5 liter “Ferrari-Maserati” F136 V8 engine. An increase in liter size compared to its predecessor F430. With 562 hp redlining at 9000 rpm placing it as Ferrari’s most powerful naturally aspirated road car of its release. Featuring Direct Fuel Injection the first of its time. To transfer the power to the wheels the 4.5 Liter V8 is backed by a Dual Clutch 7-speed Getrag Gearbox. A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG staple. This is the 4th road car to be offered without the famed gated Ferrari classic manual shifter.
After the 458’s 5 year run of being Ferrari’s top performer it came to a halt in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of its successor, the 2015 Twin Turbocharged 3.9 Ferrari 488. Leaving some Ferrari owners unfavorable for the change. Others are excited to hear the spool of the turbocharged V8 whine before launch. But for those who enjoy the perks of a Naturally Aspirated Ferrari 458 Italia 4.5 liter V8 check out eManualOnline Ferrari 458 Workshop Manual to keep your 458 in adventure.