Auto Express awards 458 Italia with “Performance car of the year” second time in a row

Maranello, 28 June 2012 – The commercial success and the critical acclaim of the Ferrari 458 Italia know no limits. As of last night the large collection of trophies was further enriched with the title “2012 Performance Car of the Year”, awarded by the British specialist magazine Auto Express.

The V8 Berlinetta from Maranello won the award for the second year in a row leaving the fierce competition behind. This also thanks to the stunning performance, the spectacular handling on the track and on the road as well as the fascinating design, which, according to the English journalists, turn the car into a true technical jewel without rivals.

The 570 bhp engine from the Prancing Horse received a special mention, after it had already won the prestigious “International Engine of the Year Awards”, where it triumphed as the “Best Performance Engine” in 2012, repeating last year’s success.