458 Italia retains its crown as “Performance Car of the Year” - Ferrari Life
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458 Italia retains its crown as “Performance Car of the Year”

The Ferrari 458 Italia has been awarded the title of “Performance Car of the Year” by Auto Express magazine for the second year in a row.

Competing against some the most exciting performance cars on sale in the UK today, it was the Ferrari 458 Italia which was the clear favourite of the judging panel once again. All cars were scored for performance and handling both on road and on track, as well as for sheer desirability, with the 458 Italia earning top marks in all three categories.

Steve Fowler, Editor in Chief of Auto Express, commented: “Being a double winner of our Performance Car of the Year is a massive achievement for the 458 Italia. Nothing has come close to matching its blend of performance, agility, style and quality – this is a car that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at, a joy to potter around in and an absolute blast to drive fast. It’s going to take some stopping at next year’s shootout.”

The 458 has also been voted No.1 for The Best Drivers Car 2011 from Motor Trend Magazine (Second pic below).

''It's the way the Ferrari does the deed that's so special. It's the fine quality of its actions, the satisfaction it gives to its pilot, and the simple sense that nothing else even comes halfway close that make the Ferrari 458 Italia the 2011 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car. As Loh quipped, "This car's perfect. Let's eat."

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-19-2011, 08:53 PM
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I think it's going to be Performance Car of 2012 too.

Well, at it least mine is.


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It will be a great car for years to come.

The California will be the new Mondial keeper, IF they ever sort the problems entirely.

The 355/360/430 will be the 308/328/348 equiv down the road.

Can't wait for a low priced 599.

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Originally Posted by JazzyO View Post
I think it's going to be Performance Car of 2012 too.

Well, at it least mine is.

I've gone front-12 and now you're going mid-8? What's the world coming to?

p.s. can't wait to hear your impressions. It is beautiful in person.

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It makes sense - car does it all.

Is anyone concerned with production numbers?

No offense but I think there are 325 ... yes 325 ... 430's on the market.
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That award must really frost McLaren's rear.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-20-2011, 04:43 PM
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That award must really frost McLaren's rear.
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