Ferrari 458 Italia Named Performance Car of The Year, Again

August 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

For the second consecutive year, Ferrari 458 Italia has been named by AutoExpress as the “Performance Car of the Year 2011” ahead of 20 other performance cars. That makes the 458 the model which has received the highest number of the industry’s leading international accolades ever.

The 458 Italia’s critical and public acclaim knows no bounds, as can be confirmed by the over 30 international awards it has already accumulated. Among these is the recent recognition received from China, now Ferrari’s second-largest market, where the 458 Italia was presented with the 2011 China Automobile Industry Outstanding Achievement Award.

Ferrari 458 Italia Named Performance Car of The Year, Again Ferrari 458 Italia

This makes you wonder, with the 458 being so perfect in every way, how Ferrari is going to possibly improve it in the next model. That said, we used to say the same thing when the F430 first came out!

This accolade joins other top awards such as BBC Top Gear’s “Car of the Year” and “Supercar of the Year”. The car also met with the enthusiasm of the German automotive public which voted it Best Sports Car 2011 in the prestigious specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport, while in the USA the 458 Italia won the title of World Performance Car of the Year 2011 as well as Robb Report’s Car of the Year 2011.