Ferrari 458 Italia awarded for its best in-class performance
|   Friday, July 20, 2012
Auto Express Magazine has again awarded the Ferrari Italia 458 with the Performing Car of the Year Award. This is the second prize in as many years. The Ferrari 458 Italia competes in the high end exotic class segment and it faces tough competition from the market. However, the Italia has so far been able to outperform its competitors in all aspects, to retain the number one position on the grid as well as the sales charts.

Some of the competing vehicles in the exotic sports class segment along with the Ferrari 458 Italia are the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, the Aston Martin Vantage V8, the Renault Megane Renault Sport Trophy 265, the Jaguar XKR-S, the Audi RS3, the MINI Cooper SD, the Ford Fiesta Metal, the McLaren MP4-12C, and the Porsche Cayman R.


All the vehicles in the class were tested on the track as well as the street for the performance, handling and popularity and the Italia 458 managed to dominate the others, in all the three segments. All the cars were present under a single roof and needless to say, this was a visual treat for all motoring enthusiasts.

The Editor in Chief of Auto Express Magazine, Steve Fowler commented that, being the best performance car for two consecutive years is a big achievement for the Ferrari 458 Italia. No other car maker has managed to retain the top spot for two consecutive years prior to this, let alone with a single model.

Steve Fowler also commented that no other car has managed to challenge the Italia in terms of aggression, looks, handling, acceleration or top speed in the past one year and hence the Italia deserves this tag of being the best Performing Car of the Year.

The Italia has been termed as a car which is aesthetically pleasing to look at, massively joyful to cruise in, fabulous to speed in and offers intense handling. In fact the Italia is one of the best track racing cars present in the world at the moment.

The Ferrari 458 Italia has been hugely successful in its short life time, acquiring over 35 international awards for its beautiful designing and splendid performance. Some of the critically acclaimed awards are Fifth Year's Fast Car of the Year Award, BBC's Super Car of the Year and Car of the Year Awards.

Back in 2010, when the Italia was first introduced, it received three of the most critically acclaimed awards, Auto Express' CAR magazine and What Car's Performing Car of the Year Award. In 2011, it received the Best Driver's Car Award from Motor Trend, the leading US car magazine, as well as Auto Motor's Best Sports Car and World Performing Car of the Year Awards.

The Italia 458 is powered by a 4.8 liter turbo charged V8 and it has also won the Italia many awards, in the Best Performance Engine and The Best Engine above Four Liter category, in the International Engine Awards 2012. This was again a dual triumph for the Italia at a single award function.
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