The award-winning Ferrari 458 Italia took centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, alongside the new flagship V12 four-seater, the FF, and the front-engined V8 California.
In a superb display of performance and power, the 458 Italia demonstrated its racing-derived pedigree in today’s “Windows 7 Supercar Run”. The V8 mid-rear engined supercar took to the famous hillclimb this morning in an exciting and passionate drive up the 1.16 mile course.
The 458 Italia continues the Ferrari tradition of putting the thrill into driving thanks to years of track-derived technological innovations. Finished in a “bi-colore” scheme of Dark Red with a Nero Daytona (black) roof, the 458 Italia captures the racing heritage with carbon-fibre F1-inspired front winglets and carbon-fibre intake manifold and engine bay.
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, Marc Gené was also on hand today to put the 2010 Ferrari F60 single-seater, which was driven by Fernando Alonso during his fight for the F1 title last year, through its paces up the famous hillclimb course.
There are also several fine examples of classic Ferraris from the 1950s, 60s and 70s on display at the Festival of Speed, including a unique 375 MM from 1953, a beautiful 246 Tasman from 1968 and a superb 312 B3 from 1973. They can all be seen over the weekend in both the F1 Paddock and the Cathedral Paddock.