The new Ferrari 458 Italia is still some time away from its market launch, but it has already started reaping awards one after another! In this case, it has won two awards actually. And both from one of the world’s best motoring publications, the Top Gear Magazine. They have awarded the Italia with the “Supercar of the Year”, and for the very first time for Ferrari, “Car of the Year” titles. Apart from technical advantages of the 458, since Top Gear has liked it a lot you can be sure that this car is really really cool, and that’s what matters the most!
The Ferrari 458 Italia was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to immediate critical acclaim. Following an extensive international media test drive programme in Maranello, the home of the fabled Prancing Horse, the car has been the subject of enthusiastic reviews, with its handling, roadholding, ride comfort and performance all being subject to the kind of superlatives rarely seen from the world’s leading journalists.
In electing the Ferrari 458 Italia as their “Supercar of the Year”, BBC Top Gear Magazine underlined how it has established “the new benchmark in getting from A to B as rapidly as possible.” They also described the 570-hp V8-engined berlinetta as “a game-changing car.”
When nominating the car for the overall top award as “Car of the Year”, BBC Top Gear Magazine described how it became “our winner because the scope of its abilities is absolutely breathtaking”, concluding that the Ferrari 458 Italia “isn’t just a worthy winner, it’s off the scale!”