Great Downshifts Recorded from Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari has taken a bit of flak over the fact that it’s making the manual gearbox in its supercars redundant. While that does take something away from the driving feel, there can be no doubt that this is a pure machine offering nearly as many thrills as a proper racer.
Want proof? How many manual cars sound like this yellow 458 Italia when they downshift consecutively on the track?! This video, shot by Youtube user jorrie2, also offers the all important rev and startup sounds that leave you wanting to Google for more exhaust sound videos.

Will remind you that the 4.5-liter V8 you’re hearing is also the the first Ferrari direct injection engine to be mid-rear mounted. It has a very low piston compression height, typical of racing engines, which contributed to achieving its compression ratio of 12.5:1. The design of the engine components has been influenced by the carry-over of racing technology. It delivers 570 hp at 9000 rpm and sets a new benchmark not only for the whole Ferrari range and the history of company, but also for the entire market segment, by achieving a power output of 127 hp per liter without turbocharging.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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