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The world definately needs another 562 hp car

This is it. The Ferrari 458 Italia, the 562 HP replacement for the F430 and the latest prancing pony to make you ache with automotive lust.

The F430 was nice and all, but it was beginning to feel hacked together with so many iterations since the body’s first inception. This latest piece is quite the machine, unified in design and packing a cracking engine, a 4.5-liter, direct injection V8 with 562 HP, 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 RPM with 80% torque coming in at 3,250 RPM. That’s 52 HP more than the standard F430. Zero to sixty is expected to come in at less than 3.4 seconds and top speed will be over 200 MPH. But it’s not all beauty and speed, there are some pretty neat tricks too. Like those winglets in the grille? Those are actually passively variable aerodynamic elements, as speed increases, they deform downward and increase downforce — how cool is that! And don’t even get us started on the tailpipes. That triple-exhaust looks hot!

via:jalopnik