Ferrari has recently announced a recall for the 458 Italia and California supercars worldwide because of a problem with an incorrect finish to the crankshafts.
According to the Italian based automaker, 206 supercars out of 13,000 made will be affected by this problem and if ignored it can lead to unwanted vibrations which might damage the engine if not changed. Ferrari didn’t say anything about possible reports coming from owners and we don’t know for the moment if any crashes or injuries can be related to this issue.
“We are writing to all clients affected now, asking them to return the car to a dealer for the work to be done”, said a Ferrari spokesman.
As a small reminder, the facelifted Ferrari California is coming with an upgraded 4.3 liter V8 engine, which is putting down 483 HP and 505 Nm of torque (372 lb-ft), 30 HP and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) more than the previous version. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. On the other hand, the Ferrari 458 Italia is coming with a 4.5 liter V8, developing 562 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque, the same unit shared with Maserati. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and the model has been designed by Pininfarina.