My New Birthday present is here!
Ferrari 458 At a glance
Engine: 4.5-liter V-8 with 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.
Transmission: Seven-speed double-clutch automated manual with paddle shifters.
Speed: 0 to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds.
Gas mileage per gallon: 12 city; 18 highway.
Price as tested: $282,563.
Best feature: The joyous sound.
Worst features: The cost of ownership; fear of bikes.
Target buyer: The driver who likes to elicit comments.
You know that is not true because I would never buy any car in that ugly gray, and I prefer 3 pedals and a stick over those damned paddle shifters . . .
My $283,000 Roaring Ferrari Slams N.Y. Streets
Jason H. Harper
Bloomberg, Oct 19, 2011 7:01 PM ET