FERRARI 458 ITALIA CHINA EDITION
Twenty years ago, a customer from Beijing made history by being the first person from China to place an order for a Ferrari; in this case it was a 348 TS. Twenty years and many sales to China later, Ferrari has released the Ferrari 458 China Edition.
This limited production run of 458s will only be available to the Chinese market with just 20 examples being produced. All twenty examples of the vehicle will come in “Marco Polo Red” featuring a huge black and gold stripe running down the middle with a very large gold dragon in the middle of the stripe. The inspiration for this design apparently came from the “Longma” theme, translated as “the vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse”. To compliment this theme, Ferrari has decked the wheels and aerodynamic winglets in a gold finish, and even embroidered the seat head rests. The start button has been inscribed with the Chinese characters for “start” while the dashboard displays a plaque signifying that the vehicle is the 20th anniversary special edition.
All aspects of this limited edition vehicle appear to be cosmetic with the 20th Anniversary China Edition receiving the standard 570 hp 4.5-liter V8 capable of delivering a 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.