New 2017 Ferrari 458 Release Date and Info

When compared to its peers such as the Huracan 650S, there is no doubt that the Ferrari 458 is starting to show its age. But despite this, the new 2017 model continues to distinguish itself with its appealing and compelling feature list that is partly unparalleled in its class. The Ferrari released date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2107, at least according to industry rumors and speculations.

2017 Ferrari 458 front view, grille and headlights

For starters, the first 458 production model took the sports car world by storm when it debuted back in 2009 with its stylish and beautiful contours and looks. It further heightened its appeal with its power output that was rated at 605 hp and 398 lbs. ft. of torque which was generated by a 4.5L V8 engine at the time.

2017 Ferrari 458 side angle, alloy wheels

Not only was it a head-turner whilst on the move, it provided a spirited performance, too. Its 0-62 mph was rated at a blistering 3.0 seconds, while its massive brakes enabled it return to naught in a distance of 101.7 feet.

2017 Ferrari 458 rear view, tailpipes and taillights

Little information exists about what to expect from the 2017 Ferrari 458 but in regards to its prototype that was caught drifting around snow banks in Northern Sweden, it seems Ferrari has been putting in some overtime.

2017 Ferrari 458 front angle, headlights and grille

One of the most conspicuous thing upfront is its front fenders, there more detailed and are the main highlight of its front fascia owing to the size. Sideways, a black tape seems to be adjoining he body panels together just forward of the rear tire.

2017 Ferrari 458 red color, rear angle, taillights

Specifications

Wheelbase: 104.3 ”
Length: 178.2 ”
Width: 76.3 ”
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 8.1 ft³
Curb weight: 3,274 lbs.
Top Speed: 202 mph
0-60: 3.0 sec
MPG: 13 / 17 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Ferrari 458 Engine Specs

In terms of power, we aren’t sure of what lurks beneath the hood but one thing is for sure – the 2017 Ferrari 458 replacement churns out more power than the existing model, therefore exceeding the 610 hp generated by the Huracan and nearing what the McLaren 650S offers, which is rated at 640 horsepower.

Inasmuch as time will tell, the dual-clutch transmission system is one sure thing that we think the new model will not afford to get rid-off just yet. And could come with more gears or just the same seven-speed unit the existing model is making use of.  The 2017 Ferrari 458 top speed is rumored to be 202 mph.

2017 Ferrari 458 engine

Even with the appealing 2017 Ferrari 458 spec sheet, there are other rivals in the segment that are determined to give it a run for its money. They include the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, and the McLaren 650S.

The McLaren is however more powerful than the model under review as its 3.8L V8 generates a whopping 640 horsepower and 500 pounds of feet, and we hope this is the benchmark the Ferrari 458 is aiming for. The mill comes paired to a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission system. 0-62 mph with the McLaren only takes an electrifying 2.9 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 207 mph. the 2017 McLaren 650S Coupe MSRP starts from $265,500.

2017 Ferrari 458 engine view

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, on the other hand, offers plenty of creature comforts for its occupants and was built by Lambo to be a track killer as well as a competent cruiser. All its four wheels are powered by a whopping 610 hp and 413 lbs. ft. of torque that enables the vehicle hit 0-60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, and post a top speed of 205 mph. the Lamborghini Huracan LP MSRP starts from $260,000.

Additional 2017 Ferrari 458 specs will be offered once more info is available, hopefully before its release date.

2017 Ferrari 458 Interior Accessories and Exterior Review

Some of the standard features to expect from the new model include a six-speaker sound system, full-LED exterior lighting, twenty-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a multimedia technology interface, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatically extending rear spoiler, a multi-configurable digital instrument panel, four-way power front seats, a nose-raining suspension, six-way heated power seats, two-tone leather/faux leather, HD radio, a rearview camera, an adaptive magnetorheological suspension system, a clear engine cover, an exterior styling package, front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, a simulated suede steering wheel, and variable-ratio steering.

2017 Ferrari 458 interior, leather seats, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Ferrari 458 Italia Release Date & Price

According to very reliable rumors, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Ferrari 458 release date

The 2017 Ferrari 458 price is estimated to start from $250,000. Check back more info regarding the 2107 Ferari 458 Convertible, and Spyder models and also the latest 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB car.

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2017 Ferrari 458 convertible, red color

2017 Ferrari 458 alloy wheel and taillights

2017 Ferrari 458 steering wheel and leather seats

2017 Ferrari 458 interior, back seats

2017 Ferrari 458 front view, yellow coclor

2017 Ferrari 458 convertible, front view

2017 Ferrari 458 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Release Date and Info

With its edgier yet evolutionary design, sharper handling, and the unique sound of a true Ferrari, the new 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB undoubtedly maintains the racing and sophistication pedigree of this iconic brand. There is still plenty of sensual beauty to behold in sight and sound although it is less direct than its predecessor and its infotainment is wanting. Read on for interior and exterior news, engine specs, and price and date of release.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB front angle, grille and headlights

The new GTB is the freshest entry into the existing lineup of V8-powered, mid-engine two seats sports cars. In design and styling, the Italian automaker gave it a bit more overtly racing influence – a role that is a clear evolution from the 458. This was achieved without jeopardizing its comfort.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB exterior, yellow color

Exterior wise, the 488 GTB for 2017 looks more modern and technical, although this shouldn’t be mistaken to mean it has lost its sex appeal. Not at all, for those who are hawk-eyed or are seasoned users, the changes are reflected on the new sense of depth in the flanks, and rather flat sides. The interior volume hasn’t altered an inch despite the carving in the sheetmeal which has brought in a new modern design language.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The new 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB, its beauty and features notwithstanding, will still have to battle it out with other similarly powerful rivals in its class. Developed specifically to take on the existing Ferrari 458 Italia, the McLaren 650S is undoubtedly one of the best cars money can buy.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB front view, headlights and grille

The 650S intricately blends the features of both the P1 supercar with those of the MP4-12C (discontinued) to offer creature comforts and divine speeds. There are many things to like about the 650S ranging from its turbocharged V-8 engines to the hard-to beat 0-60 mph acceleration.

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is the other formidable rival that poses a threat to the market dominance of the 488 GTB. Produced to replace the aging Gallardo, the Italian rocket seems to have everything going its way and not even the M458-T or the 650S can beat it on the track.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB blue color, alloy wheels and taillights

In overall though, the new 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB is poised to become the sports car of all time with its creature technologies and performance.

Exterior Pictures and Colors Of The New 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB

Once you take a look at the shape of the fender, the headlights, the hood, and the bumpers, you’ll know the reason why the 488 still keeps the design language of its predecessor alive. However, the 488GTB still comes with its own unique identity inside and out.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB red color, front view

The bumper’s midsection, of instance, incorporates a pair of vertical struts which compare similarly to those of the F1. Still up front, the front bumper is divided into three distinct sections with gigantic grilles at the sides. The front bonnet sports the mild LaFerrari cues and the feat continues onto the nose.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

In overall, massive improvements in downforce and drag coefficient have been made possible by the redesigned diffuser, 308-inspired side intakes, active rear aerodynamics, and the double front spoiler.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Interior Review

The interior is driver-centric and sports a balanced blend of race-inspired features and luxury. The control layout is the same in terms of the angled air vents, three-spoke steering wheel, and familiar control clusters.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The seats are brand new, the infotainment system has new graphics, and the door panels sport a simpler design. Classic Ferrari elements have remained such as the control switch bridge, the multi-function steering wheel, the separation between the tunnel and the bridge, and the on control pods.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB steering wheel

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB is a new turbocharged V8 3.9L engine that is capable of making about 660 hp @8,000 rpm, and 560 lbs. ft. of torque @3,000. This power is then routed to the wheels via the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB engine view

According to Ferrari, the 488 GTB can get past 60 mph in under 3 seconds, and about 8.3 seconds for a 0-124 mph sprint.

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB engine

For those who care about how much their vehicle is consuming, EPA says you should expect fuel economy ratings of about 15/20 mpg in the city/highway.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 104,3 in
Length: 179,8 in
Width: 76,9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 3500 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 3,0 sec
0-124 mph: 8.3
MPG: 15/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Release Date

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB exterior, red color, grille

According to various sources, the 488 GTB will feature a sticker price starting from $242,737 at least for the United States market. Its release date should be expected mid next year.

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2017 Ferrari 488 GTB exterior, blue color

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB leather seats and steering wheel