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Ferrari 458: Buying guide and review (2010-2015)

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Ferrari’s 458 has only just gone out of production, and while its turbocharged 488 replacement has been heaped with praise, the last of the naturally aspirated Ferrari V8s still has a lot to offer, and early examples are now looking like exceptional value. 
 
When introduced in 2009, the 458 was a big step up from the already very capable F430. Featuring an even more advanced engine with direct injection for the first time, a dual clutch gearbox (with no manual option) and a high-tech steering wheel and dash. Ferrari truly embraced the new age of digital super cars.
 
Power was up to a class leading 570bhp, making the 458 an extremely rapid car. At launch it was praised for its flexibility, combined with a manic top end punch that still feels intoxicating today. Handling and arguably the looks were also an improvement over the F430, and changes to the basic design were minimal during the first few years, such was the cars inherent competency.
 
In 2013 the Speciale was launched, a more powerful and even lighter 458. This new version elevated the mid-engined supercar to new performance levels and it remains one of the most accomplished supercars available.
 
Which one to buy?
 
Ride and handling on the standard 458 Italia and Spider is a revelation for those expecting teeth jarring thuds over less than perfect road surfaces. The Speciale and Aperta are lighter and firmer on the road, but still not unduly hard over the rough stuff. Luggage space is decent enough for a weekend getaway for two, and a 458 can cover long distances with ease. The functions that are normally found on stalks in other cars are steering wheel mounted and can take a bit of getting used to. There were a number of customisation options available and most cars will be well specced, extras such as satnav are still modern enough to be useful. 
 
Residual values have been strong, but might see a small correction as owner’s trade up to the new 488, however the 458 Italia is a very accomplished vehicle and demand for good used examples should remain strong for some time to come.
 
Available in hardtop and convertible guises the 458 Italia and 458 Spider are based on the standard 570bhp engine while the Speciale introduced in 2013 and Speciale Aperta which came along the following year are the 597bhp versions with a number of aero and chassis modifications – including the brilliant slip angle control system. These models tend to sell for a lot more than the standard variants and are destined for modern classic status, especially the Speciale Aperta as only 499 were built.

The 458 proved to be very successful on the racing circuit with various race-only GT2 and GT3 models built and many owners use their standard cars regularly at track days.
 
Performance and specs
 
Ferrari 458 Italia
Engine 4499cc 32valve DOHC V8 
Power 570bhp @ 9000 rpm 
Torque 398lb ft @ 6000rpm
Top speed 202mph
0-62mph 3.4 seconds 
Fuel consumption 13.3mpg 
Gearbox Seven-speed semi-automatic dual clutch
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2650mm
Length 4527mm
Width 1937mm
Height 1213mm
Weight 1485kg
 
Common problems
 
• Parts are still widely available from the agents and specialists, the 458 is of the new breed of Ferrari which means reliability (to a point) is a given, however servicing costs are high and these cars require regular maintenance to perform at their best. The good news is that cars built after late-2011 came with Ferrari’s seven-year free servicing plan, which covers all standard maintenance items to be carried out every 12,500 miles. 

• Rust is not an issue at this early stage and paintwork, panel fit and general trim should all be faultless. If there is any orange peel or ill-fitting panels then this may indicate a botched repair job.

• The usual care needs to be taken with the thin spoke wheels as these and the ultra-low profile tyres can easily be damaged over potholes and curbs.

• A full maintenance history is essential, and most cars should have been looked after by the main agents. 

• A recall in 2010 affected all cars built up to that point, as the glue used in wheel arch assemblies could catch fire. Mechanical fasteners were used going forward. 

• A second recall affected some cars built between 2011-2012 due to incorrectly machines crankshafts that could cause engines to seize, make sure that this was carried out if your car is one of the affected models.
 
Model History

2010: After an initial unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 the Ferrari 458 Italia goes on sale replacing the F430. 4.5-litre V8 engine produces 570bhp with no manual gearbox option available. Initially available in hard top Berlinetta body style
2011: 458 Spider introduced with aluminium electronically folding roof
2012: 458 Italia Special Edition built to commemorate 20 years of Ferrari sales in China. 20 units built with bespoke gold detailing on trim and plaque on dash. Ferrari SP12 EC one-off built with coachwork resembling the 512 BB
2013: 458 Speciale introduced. Modifications to exterior included new wheels, aero add-ons and central stripe along the bodywork. Weight was reduced by 90kg over standard car. Power was up to 597bhp with new SSC Slip Angle Control to assist in on-the-limit cornering
2014: 458 Speciale Aperta launched. 499 units built with similar specifications to hard top Speciale
2015: Final 458 built making way for the 488 replacement
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• independentferrariservicing.co.uk
• www.ferrariclubracing.co.uk
• www.dkeng.co.uk
 
Summary and prices
 
Nearly new Speciales are around £300,000 showing how strong demand is, while even the earliest 458 Italia will still command at least £110,000. 2012 Spiders are around the £160,000 mark and there is a lot of choice out there, so you can get picky with colour and trim options.
 
There may be faster and more dramatic supercars out there yet the charm of the 458 has hardly been diminished, it remains a desirable Ferrari which still offers a cutting edge driving experience. 
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 11th Dec 2015
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    Variant name:ITALIA DCT ,Derivative:F142 ,Variant: Italia 458

    • Year: 2012
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    Variant: - 2014 14 Rosso Corsa with Nero Leather and Alcantara Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Speciale Rosso Stitching, Alcantara Headlining, Nero Leather Rear Shelf, Rosso Horse Stitched Head Rests, 20” Forged Dark Painted Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Yellow Rev Counter, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Parking Camera, Suspension Lifter, AFS Headlamp System, Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler, Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding, Electric Steering Column, Internal and External Electrochromatic Mirrors, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, TPMS, Sports Exhaust, High Power Hi-Fi System, Radionavi & Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Airbags, I-Pod Connection, High Power HIFI and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

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    Derivative:V8 F1 ,Variant: - 2012 12 Verde Zeltweg Metallic Two Tone Body with Celeste Roof, Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Verde Stitching, Verde Alcantara Headlining, Heated Electric Daytona Seats with Alcantara Inserts in Verde and Driver Memory, Carbon Fibre Central Bridge, Carbon Dash Inserts, Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, 20” Sport Forged Diamond Rims with Red Brake Callipers, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Xenon Headlights, Cruise Control, Electronic Suspension, Satellite Navigation, TPMS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Suspension Lifter, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone & LEDS, Sport Exhaust, Electro-chromatic Rear View Mirror, HELE, Stereo System with I-Pod Connection and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

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    Variant name:SPIDER DCT ,Derivative:1 ,Variant: - 2013 13 Grigio Silverstone Metallic with Sabbia Leather and Alcantara Interior, Nero Alcantara Carpets, Alcantara Headlining in Sabbia, 20” Forged Dark Painted Rims with Silverstone Grey Brake Callipers, Sabbia Safety Belts, Sabbia Leather Central Tunnel, Interior Grids in Leather, Scuderia Ferrari Wingshields, Interior and Exterior Chromatic Mirrors, Suspension Lifter, Electric Steering Column, Sport Exhaust Pipes, Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Outer Carbon Fibre B-Post Trim, Exterior Sill Kick in Carbon, Carbon Fibre Rear Mouldings, AFS System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, White Rev Counter, High Power HIFI System, Radionavi System with Bluetooth and IPod Connection and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 8000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • Ferrari 458

    £174,950 £174,950

    Colour SatNav, Comms Pack, Climate Control, Bluetooth, Full Leather, iPod Connectivity, Memory Seats, Powered Folding Mirrors, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Satellite Navigation, Xenon Headlamps, Adjustable Steering Column, Cruise Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Stability Control, Traction Control, Trip Computer, Electric Seats, Heated Seats, Sports Seats, Alarm, Anti-Theft System, Central Locking, Immobiliser, Remote Alarm, Remote Central Locking, Tracker Fitted, Colour Coded Body, Auto Lighting, Radio, CD Player, Metallic Paintwork, Rear Spoiler, Auto-dip Rearview, Electric Handbrake, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Push Button Start, ABS, Air Bag, Curtain Airbags, Multiple Airbags, Quick-Clear Screen, Side Air Bags, Twin Air Bags THIS 458 IS AS NICE AS ONE YOU WILL SEE IT COMES WITH A 20 MONTH FERRARI WARRANTY,SERVICE PACK UNTIL 2019,FULL FERRARI SERVICE HISTORY,MASSIVE SPEC WHICH INCLUDES,FACTORY NERO PAINTED ROOF,JBL AUDIO,DAYTONA SEATS WITH RED STITCHING,STITCHED HEAD LINING,DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS,RED BRAKES,HEADED SEATS WITH MEMORY,FULL CARBON DRIVER ZONE WITH LED STEERING WHEEL,CARBON INTERIOR,ROSSA SCUDERIA.THIS 458 HAS BEEN FULLY DETAILED AND HAD A COMPLETE FRONT END PAINT PROTECTION FIRM APPLIED THE REST OF THE CAR HAS HAD A STAGE TWO DETAIL WITH CERAMIC PAINT PROTECTION COAT WE REALLY DO THINK THIS IS AS GOOD AS YOU WILL SEE ON THE MARKET TODAY

    • Mileage: 3000 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Speciale - UK Car |

    £354,850 £354,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL 458 Speciale - UK Car COLOUR Rosso Scuderia YEAR 2014/14 MILEAGE 472 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional low mileage Ferrari 458 Speciale. Finished in Rosso Scuderia with Alcantara Nera. Blu Nart Racing Stripe. Supplied with the balance of the Ferrari 7 Year Service Package and 4 Year Warranty. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Remote Alarm System with Central Locking Electric Windows, Adjustable Seating, Adjustable Steering Column, Remote Luggage Compartment Release, Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Bi-Xenon Lights, Tyre Pressure Monitor, DAB Radio, Dual Zone Climate Control. OPTIONAL EXTRAS AFS System, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Carbon Fibre Engine Cover, Rear Diffuser in Carbon Fibre, Carbon Fibre Front Flaps, Carbon Fibre Side Nolders, Carbon Fibre Wheel Cup, Titanium Exhaust Pipes, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Nart Racing Stripe, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Int/Ext Electrochromic Mirrors, Radio Navigation System with Bluetooth, 20" Forged Dark Painted Rims, 4 Point Safety Harness, Yellow Rev Counter, Navtrak Anti Theft Tracking Syste

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  • Ferrari 458 SPIDER DCT

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    458 SPIDER. RED (ROSSO CORSA)BLACK LEATHER. RED CRESTS. CARBON FIBRE WHEEL WITH LED.BOSE.CRUISE.SPORTS EXHAUST.SCUDERIA SHIELDS.CARBON FIBRE INTERIOR DRIVER ZONE AND CARBON FIBRE REAR DIFFUSER.IPOD CONNECTION.SAT NAV.RED CALIPERS.YELLOW REV COUNTER,RED CARPETS.LEATHER HEAD LINING.ELECTRIC AND HEATED SEATS.FRONT/REAR PARKING SENSORS.ADVANCED FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM. SO NICE SPEC!WITH SERVICE PACK AND SERVICED EVERY YEAR. A range of finance options are available for this motorcar. Please contact us for further details. **VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY** Video channel WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/1MARLOWCARS Follow us WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.TWITTER.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARLOWCARS Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy of the above information, some inaccuracies may occur. It is important that you do not rely on this information but check with Marlow Cars limited about any items which may affect your decision to buy this vehicle. These figures relate to a typical example of this model when new. They will vary according to the age, condition, fitted equipment and mileage of the vehicle. Bluetooth phone compatibility will vary from vehicle model year, make

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 8900 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Speciale - UK Car |

    £359,850 £359,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL 458 Speciale - UK Car COLOUR Nero Daytona with Nero Interior YEAR 2015/15 MILEAGE 900 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this stunning and very well equipped example of the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Presented in Nero Daytona with Nero Interior. Supplied with the balance of its warranty and service package. This U.K. supplied example has had a total of 1 Keeper since its first registration. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Remote Alarm System with Central Locking Electric Windows, Adjustable Seating, Adjustable Steering Column, Remote Luggage Compartment Release, Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Bi-Xenon Lights, Tyre Pressure Monitor, OPTIONAL EXTRAS Alcantara Lining for Roof/Headliner, Alcantara Lining to Inner Wheel Arches, Carbon Fibre Front Bumper Air Intake, Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler and Aerodynamic Fins, Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser, Carbon Fibre Side Sill Fins, Carbon Fibre Wheel Caps, Colour upon request for Alcantara Upper Tunnel, Colour upon request for standard stitching, Embroidered Prancing Horse on Headrests, Floor Mats with Embroidered Model Log

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  • Ferrari 458 Speciale

    £324,995 £324,995

    To date, this one owner example has covered just 2,700 Miles and remains in exceptional condition equal to the day it left the factory. To ensure it is mechanically "as new", it has most recently received an annual service in June 2016. Accompanied by its original spare key, all original books, tools and supporting history, this superb Speciale is located in our showrooms just outside London and available to view immediately.

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    Satellite Navigation with Bluetooth Preparation Headliner in Rosso Alcantara Rosso Scuderia Brake Calipers Carbon Fibre Front Flaps Engine Covers in Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser in Carbon Fibre Front Airvents in Carbon Fibre Carbon Fibre Side Nolders Alcantara Central Tunnel in Rosso Carbon Fibre Wheels Cups Suspension Lifter Titanium Sports Pipes Scuderia Ferari Shields in Carbon Fibre Interior and Exterior Electrochromic Mirrors Front and Rear Parking Sensors Nero Stellato Racing Stripe 20' Forged Dark Alloys Red Rev Counter Carbon Fibre Racing Seats Large Alcantara Rear Wall in Rosso Integrated Audio Seats in 3D Tessuto Rosso 4 Point Seat Harnesses AFS System Cruise Control Navtrak UK Supplied Absolutely Stunning 20' Alloy Wheels Dealer/Manufacturer Warranty Delivery Available Financing Available Full Service History

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 6700 mi
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  • Ferrari 458

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    Full service history Rosso Corsa / Black Sports Seats, AFS Headlights, Carbon Race package, Diamond Sport Wheels, Electric Mirrors and Power Fold, Front Suspension Lifter, HELE, Hi-Fi Sound, I-Pod Connector, Leather Headliner, Navigation System, Scuderia Wing Shields, Special Features, Sports Sill Cover, Yellow Brake Callipers, NAVTRAK tracker, Full Ferrari Service History....

    • Mileage: 3200 mi
    • Engine size: 4497
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  • 2011Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe

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    San Diego, CA 92024 The Ferrari 458 Italia’s Pininfarina design provides further evidence of the complete departure from the past that this new car hails. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a compact, aerodynamic shape, underscoring the concepts of simplicity, efficiency and lightness that inspired the project. As with every Ferrari, the car’s styling has been very heavily influenced by the requirements for aerodynamic efficiency. The front features a single opening for the front grille and side air intakes, with aerodynamic sections and profiles designed to direct air to the coolant radiators and the new flat underbody. The nose also sports small aeroelastic winglets which generate downforce and, as speed rises, deform to reduce the section of the radiator inlets and cut drag. The new 4499 cc V8 is the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It has a very low piston compression height typical of racing engines which contributed to achieving its compression ratio of 12.5:1. Equipped with the traditional flat-plane crankshaft, the engine delivers 570 CV at 9000 rpm and, with an outstanding power output of 127 CV/litre, sets a new benchmark not only for the whole Ferrar

    • Year: 2011
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    £157,500 £157,500

    Bluetooth, Satellite Navigation, Parking Camera, Parking Sensors, Cruise Control, 7 Year Service Pack Boss Motor Company are delighted to present this exceptional Ferrari 458 Italia. Two Tone Body Finished in Grigio Titanio Grey with a Nero Daytona Roof. Nero Carbon Fibre Racing Seats finished Leather and Alcantara, Contrast White Stitching.Carbon Fibre Racing Package, Carbon Fibre Engine Covers, Carbon Fibre Air Box, Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser, Exterior Sill in Carbon Fibre, Carbon Fibre Interior Tunnel, Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler, Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding, Suspension Lifter, Electric Steering Column, JBL Pro Hifi, Ipod, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Scuderia Shields, Nav w/Bluetooth, Parking Camera, 20'' Forged Wheels, TPM, Electrochromatic Mirrors, Front & Rear Park Sensor, Yellow Rev Counter.

    • Mileage: 18001 mi
    • Engine size: 4497
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  • Ferrari 458

    £179,995 £179,995

    Ferrari White / Black Leather, Carbon Fibre Sport Seats, AFS System, Cruise Control, Electric Steering Column, Outer Carbon Fibre B Post Trim, Red Prancing Horse Stitched in Headrests, Sports Exhaust System, Carbon Front Spoiler, Carbon Rear Moulding, IPod Connection, Front Wing Badges, INT/EXT Electro chromic Mirrors, Radio Navigation System + Bluetooth, Parking Camera, F&R Parking Sensors, White Rev. Counter, 20'' Alloys, Leather Headliner, Coloured Special Stitching, Full Ferrari Service History

    • Mileage: 12240 mi
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  • Ferrari 458

    £179,950 £179,950

    Romans are proud to offer this 2013/13 used Ferrari 458 Spider for sale presented in Nero Daytona with Nero Leather & Alcantara. This big specification example comes supplied with the balance of the 7 year Ferrari servicing package and Ferrari's manufacturer warranty until March2017. Colour: Nero Daytona with Nero Leather & Alcantara, Price: £179,950 Engine: 4.5L V8, Mileage: 6,255 Transmission: F1 DCT, Body Style: Convertible Fuel: Petrol, Extras, 20'' Forged Dark Painted Rims, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel with LED Shift Lights, Sports Exhaust System, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Yellow Brake Calipers, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Yellow Rev Counter, iPod Connection, Electric Steering Wheel, RadioNavi System and Bluetooth, Grigio Chiaro Stitching, NavTrak Antitheft System, Tyre Pressure Measurement, 7 Years Servicing Package. Features, Adaptive Suspension, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Dual-Zone Air Conditioning, MagneRide System, F1-Trac, Anti-Theft Satellite System.

    • Mileage: 6255 mi
    • Engine size: 4500
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  • Ferrari 458

    £188,995 £188,995

    Ferrari White / Black Leather, Carbon Fibre Sport Seats, AFS System, Cruise Control, Electric Steering Column, Outer Carbon Fibre B Post Trim, Red Prancing Horse Stitched in Headrests, Sports Exhaust System, Carbon Front Spoiler, Carbon Rear Moulding, IPod Connection, Front Wing Badges, INT/EXT Electro chromic Mirrors, Radio Navigation System + Bluetooth, Parking Camera, F&R Parking Sensors, White Rev. Counter, 20'' Alloys, Leather Headliner, Coloured Special Stitching, Full Ferrari Service History, MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW!!

    • Mileage: 10500 mi
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  • Ferrari 458 Italia

    £159,995 £159,995

    Variant: - 2011 61 Rosso Corsa with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Rosso Special Stitching, Nero Leather Headliner, 20” Forged Painted Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Sport Sill Cover, Full Electric Daytona Style Seats with Rosso Daytona Stripe, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel and LED’s, Full Optional Mirrors, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, AFS Headlamp System, Yellow Rev Counter, TPMS, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Radionavi System with Bluetooth and IPod Connection. 1 Owner from New.

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 9000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • Ferrari 458 Spider

    £189,995 £189,995

    Variant: - 2013 13 Bianco Avus with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Carpets and Dashboard, Bianco Stitching, Nero Alcantara Headlining, 20” Diamond Cut Forged Multi Spoke Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Front and Rear Park Distance Control with Camera, Electronic Suspension, Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, Satellite Navigation, AFS Headlamp System, Outer Carbon Fibre B-Post Trim, Carbon Fibre Under Door Cover, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone and LED’s, Carbon Fibre Central Bridge, Exterior Sill Kick in Carbon, Carbon Fibre Dashboard Inserts, Carbon Fibre Front Spoiler, Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats in Large, Electric Steering Column, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Cruise Control, White Rev Counter, Internal and External Electrochromic Mirrors, TPMS, Radionavi & Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Airbags, High Power HIFI and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 7000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.5
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