It’s a cliche to call something an “instant classic,” but the Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider deserve their place on lists of “best-ever Ferraris.” With its incredible V8 engine, racing and road-going variants, and styling that’s groundbreaking in function and aesthetics, we agree. The Ferrari 458 celebrates its final year in 2015, replaced by the new 488 GTB.
Great eminence does not come from making grand statements. Sometimes a single appearance suffices. For the 911 Turbo, this occurred at the 1974 Paris motor show. This vehicle’s power and presence proved to be a sensation.