Of course, the 458 is fantastically expensive to buy, and running costs will be just as astronomical. If you’re wealthy enough to even consider buying one, though, this won’t matter a jot – the lengthy waiting list proves that. On the plus side, a four-year warranty is standard, and you won’t have to worry about the strength of the Ferrari’s resale values.
Ferrari 458 quality & reliability
Buy an Italian supercar – expect trouble. Sorry, but it doesn't work like that any more. Ferraris are every bit as reliable as sports cars produced over the other side of the Alps, in southern Germany – and every bit as well-made and finished. The 458's interior is just lovely to look at and touch.
Ferrari 458 safety & security
The 458 makes it unlikely you'll have an accident in the first place. With a versatile traction and stability control system, you can tailor it precisely to your own abilities and where you are driving it – on-road or on-track. The car's aluminium skeleton should provide superb crashworthiness, and there are all the expected passive safety features. A NavTrak system is part of the security armoury.