The 458 Italia is the successor to the Ferrari F430. It is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. The 458 Italia replaced the Ferrari F430, and was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 L (270 cu in) V8 engine of the "Ferrari/Maserati" F136 engine family, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars.
The Ferrari 458 Italia ended productions in 2015 and is succeeded by the 488 GTB.
The Ferrari 458 appears as two variants; the 458 Italia and 458 Spider. Both have the same performance, but the 458 Italia requires more stars (240 vs 120). The only differences between the two is the Tier; the hardtop version appears in Tier 5, while the Spider appears in Tier 6. The Hardtop version costs 240,000 Cash, while the Spider version costs 258,000 Cash.
The Ferrari 458 Italia was originally the second highest-performing car of Class B, behind the Ford Shelby GT500.
Currently, the 458 Italia sits around the lower-middle of Class B, standing as one of the last cheap cars available for purchase.
The 458 Italia happens to also be cheap relative to other Ferrari cars in Asphalt 8: Airborne. Of the 15 Ferrari cars (and 2+ other Ferrari-based cars), the 458 Italia is much cheaper. Most Ferrari cars have inexplicably absurd initial purchase prices, despite many having fairly horrible performance statistics. Most Ferrari cars also do not have Upgrades that are as expensive as their purchase prices. It is often a good idea to buy them when they are on Special.
The 458 Italia has a starting rank of 1326, a MAX rank of 1484, and a MAX + PRO rank of 1584. Due to a medium difference between the starting and MAX ranks of the 458 Italia, it is a poor choice for Multiplayer. The 458 Italia possesses a Tuning Kit bonus of only +35.
The 458 Italia has slightly better nitro efficiency values (9/14/19) than the Mazda Furai, which is also slower and more expensive. The 458 Italia is also faster than the Nissan GT-R (R35), although, it has a shorter-lasting nitro boost. The Ford Shelby GT500 is both faster and more nitro-efficient than the 458 Italia, but only slightly.
Other nearby cars outperform the 458 Italia because of superior nitro efficiencies paired with similar or higher total top speeds, however, they are far more expensive. The Mercedes-Benz Biome is notably much faster than the 458 Italia in both raw and total top speeds, while possessing a far more efficient nitro, stronger handling, and a faster acceleration, making it better for both Time-Limited Events and Multiplayer. The Mercedes-Benz Biome could be considered a straight upgrade to the 458 Italia, other than the fact that it has a purchase price of 450,000.
The 458 Italia's handling is good and it possesses a fairly strong drifting statistic. The 458 Italia has most of its speed in raw top speed, which is fortunate, since it has moderately short nitro durations. The 458 Italia has good acceleration.
Given its cheap buying and upgrading price, the Ferrari 458 Italia can be useful as a class B starter car, although it needs near maximum upgrades to complete Ferrari-exclusive career events.
The 458 Italia is often used as an entry car into Class B Time-Limited Events, like the Ford Shelby GT500. Though inferior performance-wise, the 458 Italia can still be a better option due to the Engine card which it uses in its PRO upgrades being more common.
Multiplayer-wise, the 458 Italia is a bad choice as it lacks acceleration and nitro efficiency, and its terrible speed-to-rank ratio almost makes the 458 Italia useless for Multiplayer.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is also not a rather good car to farm credits with, as its Mastery Challenge 14 and 15 are set in Azure Coast and Nevada respectively, both of which tracks take more than one minute to complete one lap.
However, the Ferrari 458 Italia does count towards some Collections, notably the Ferrari and Red Colts collections.
It is also the car featured during the Gameplay Tutorial (found in Settings > Tutorials).
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the 458 Italia costs 3,900 to purchase (originally 67,500, 73,500, 71,000, then 1,825 for accounts made after November 13, 2017 and then 1,475).
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 1,020,000 while Pro Kits require 341,600, 16 of each Class B Part, 12 Initial & Early Techs each, 24 Mid-Techs and 24 V8 Engines.
The 458 Italia was a prize for banking in 10,000 Enduro points during the Falcon F7's Enduro Double Down event. 50,000 was rewarded as a compensation for people who already owned the car. It was also a prize for banking in 42,500 Enduro points during the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition's Enduro Double Down event. The alternate reward was 73,500 for people who already owned the car.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|
|Class D||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC • Renault DeZir • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Nissan 370Z • 2015 Ford Mustang • Ferrari 308 GTS • Geely GC9 • BMW M3 Sedan|
|Class C||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X • Lotus Exige S Coupe • Jaguar F-Type R • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione • Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • BMW M6 • Felino cB7 • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Ferrari F430|
|Class B||Ferrari 458 Italia • Mercedes-Benz Biome • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Spada Codatronca TSS • Ford Shelby GT500 • Pagani Zonda R • Ferrari F12berlinetta • Chevrolet SS|
|Class A||Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Huracán • RUF RT 12 S • Lamborghini Veneno • Jaguar C-X75 • RUF CTR 3 • Ferrari LaFerrari • Ferrari FXX Evoluzione • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Pagani Huayra • Tramontana XTR|
|Class S||McLaren P1™ • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Koenigsegg Agera R • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Ferrari 330 P4 • McLaren F1 • Peugeot Onyx • Chrysler ME412 • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Koenigsegg One:1 • 9FF GT9-R|