Robb Report consecrates Ferrari 458 Italia Car of the Year 2011

Maranello, 16 February – The prestigious U.S. magazine Robb Report, the undisputed authority in the world of luxury, reveals in its March edition – out in the coming days – that the Ferrari 458 Italia gained the title “Car of the Year 2011″, voted for by the magazine’s editorial team, together with a jury of automotive experts and a group of lucky readers, who tested the car on the roads of Napa Valley, California.

This is an important award, joining the substantial list of decorations for the Berlinetta from Maranello, described as the “shocking demonstration of just how much improvement can be brought to an already near-perfect sports car like the Ferrari V8”. Robb Report dedicated a wide coverage to the 458 Italia, presenting its readers the car from Maranello, now lifting it to the top position as the best sports and luxury car in the world, for its “superb style, extreme accuracy in every detail and the exceptional performance, which turned Ferrari into a legend”. The 458 Italia outdistanced 13 luxury and sports cars on the list in the only category considered by the U.S American magazine. Not only for its technical aspects such as the engine’s performance, but also for the fast gear change, the steering’s precision and above all for the unique emotions only a Ferrari can deliver as well as the incomparable engine sound and the interior’s leather: “a masterpiece”, embracing the best of Italian culture from Renaissance until today.