Ferrari 458 Italia: The Proposal
- Written by Kimatni D. Rawlins
What would you rather have at your disposal this very moment; the Ferrari 458 Italia sports car or 5’8” Natalia, your confidant from Italy? Are both mutually exclusive? Do you wish to have your cake and eat it too? Are you more interested in high fashion, fancy dinners, elaborate outings or the concept of aerodynamics, efficiency and technology? Is 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque enough power to manage? Or is a size 7 in pumps mated to a white cocktail dress and Louis Vuitton handbag your fancy? I like the sound of 3.4 seconds to 60 mph from standstill and 202 mph top speed. Maybe she sings just as well, or maybe she doesn’t. The Italia seats two. Do you wish to be alone for this ride as she does when she shops? Or maybe Natalia is not the selfish one! Armani suits and cufflinks for the gentleman please. Is an all-aluminum 3,267-pound body too heavy or too light? Does 127 pounds sound more like your cup of tea? A 7-Speed F1 dual clutch gearbox allows for lightening power shifts in the 458. Are you wondering how she shifts her power cards? I hope not. She’s a mystery and leaves much to the imagination. Choose wisely.