The Italian based automaker Ferrari is currently planning to introduce a facelifted version of the current 458, which should be introduced in 2015.
The replacement of the current 458 will be named the 458T, considering the fact that it will be turbocharged. The announcement hasn’t been made official by the Maranello based car manufacturer just yet but it’s actually part of a report published by Car and Driver. This should be getting a 3.8 liter turbocharged engine under its hood, which should produce approximately 670 HP (500 kW), meaning more than 100 HP than the current 458. This will be translated into a 0 to 100 km/h sprint made in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of more than 325 km/h (202 mph).
The current 458 is being offered with a 4.5 liter V8 engine, which is good for 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque, available at 6,000 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in just over 3 seconds and top speed stands at 325 km/h (202 mph). The 458 has been introduced back in 2009, as the replacement of the F430, and it’s currently offered in two body styles, 458 Italia (coupe) and 458 Spider (convertible), with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout.