Some technical aspects of the new Ferrari 458 Italia are explained in this video clip narrated by two of the brand's highest ranking executives.
Ferrari Senior Vice President, Dany Bahar, and his colleague, Technical Director, Roberto Fedeli, highlight several technical aspects of the new 458 Italia in this promotional video clip.
The naturally aspirated 4.5-litre V8 engine not only boasts increased power over its predecessor but also has improved efficiency and fuel consumption.
The 458 body design has reduced aerodynamic drag. For example, at 325km/h the car produces 365kg of downforce.
Different body construction materials were used for rigidity and strength, most of them lightweight - like aluminium.
Response times for most of the car's aspects have been reduced, from the steering to suspension system and including the new generation E-Diff.
As a result, it's no surprise that its 0 - 100km/h time is under 3.4 seconds and average fuel consumption is 13.7 litres per 100km.