458 Italia awarded “2011 World Performance Car of the Year”

Maranello, 26 April – A jury consisting of 66 international journalists from 24 different countries awarded the 458 Italia with the title “World Performance Car of the Year”, choosing it from an initial list of 14 sports cars, competing for the title. The prize has been announced at the New York International Auto Show and confirms the overall appreciation of the V8 Berlinetta from Maranello by the specialised press all over the world, just like the numerous recognitions did so far. With the “World Performance Car of the Year” the jury’s specialists wanted to underline the 458 Italia’s extraordinary performance capacity on the track and on the road, defining the car as “already a classic in every sense, but its sophisticated handling abilities at the limit take the V8 middle-rear engine Ferrari concept to a whole new level”. In the statement an acclaim regarding the car’s “meraviglioso sound” wasn’t missing.