Ferrari gives Valentino Rossi a 458 Italia supercar image

The Italian based automaker Ferrari has awarded professional motorcycle racer, Valentino Rossi, with a 458 Italia supercar.

After being caught on camera by our team at the Monza track in Italy while driving the Ferrari 458 Italia, the professional motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi is once again entering our news. Ferrari has awarded Rossi with a 458 Italia supercar probably for his presence at the Blancpain Endurance at the Monza track in Italy. Ferrari hasn’t confirmed the “gift” to Rossi just yet, but in the image posted above you can see the “VR” letters on the supercar’s license plate.

As a small reminder, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car which is replacing the old Ferrari F430. The 458 Italia was officially presented to the public back in 2009, at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it’s powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine, also shared with Maserati, which is producing a total output of 562 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 540 Nm available at 6,000 rpm. 80 percent of its torque is available from 3,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and the Ferrari 458 Italia has been designed by Pininfarina.