Tag: Naturally Aspirated
The 458 Italia was born at the tale end of the goldilocks 2000s era, serving as a culmination of the most desirable characteristics in a mid-engine Ferrari. It was a timely return to form for Maranello after a hiatus.
There is electric throttle response throughout the rev range, and it makes peak power at its manic top end near 8000 RPM. It punches well low in the rev range, but boy does it pay to rev it out to the climax. The motor hits so hard at the top after a linear climb through…