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Ferrari 458 Italia Wins What Car? Best Performance Car Award - VIDEO ENHANCED

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MARANELLO, ITALY - January 17, 2011: The award-winning Ferrari 458 Italia has taken another international prize, winning the coveted “Best Performance Car Award” from What Car?, one of the most respected automotive titles in the UK. What Car? Editor-in-Chief, Steve Fowler, said: ‘There is no better car to drive than the Ferrari 458 Italia – it’s a simply breathtaking combination of technological and styling excellence that results in a truly thrilling driving experience. It’s a Ferrari you can trust to impress on road or track, or even if you’re popping to the shops. It’s fast, nimble, tactile, beautifully made and comfortable, too – a worthy What Car? Award winner.’

Click PLAY to watch the Ferrari 458 Italia introduction at the Frankfury Motor Show

What Car?’s “Best Performance Car” award follows on from a raft of other awards for the 458 Italia including the Daily Telegraph’s “Car of the Year”, CAR’s “Performance Car of the Year”, Fifth Gear’s “Fast Car of the Year”, BBC Top Gear Magazine’s “Supercar of the Year” and “Car of the Year”, GQ Magazine’s “Supercar of the Year”, MSN Cars “Car of the Year”, and Auto Express’s “Performance Car of the Year”, making 2010 one of the best years for Ferrari’s haul of industry awards.

The Ferrari 458 Italia was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009 to immediate critical acclaim. Following an extensive international media test drive programme in Maranello, the home of the fabled Prancing Horse, the car has been the subject of enthusiastic reviews, with its handling, road holding, ride comfort and performance all being subject to the kind of superlatives rarely seen from the world’s leading journalists.