2012 Ferrari 458 Italia DCT


  • Full, comprehensive service history
  • 52,239 miles from new
  • Naturally aspirated 4.5-litre V8
  • Seven-speed DCT twin-clutch transmission
  • Options including nose lift and carbon seats
  • Stunning Bianco Avus paintwork
  • Offered as part of a private collection

The Appeal

Designed by long-time Ferrari collaborator, Pininfarina, and fitted with a howling, melodious naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the 458 is often considered as the last of the “pure” Ferraris. Replacing the ageing 430 in 2009, it offered sweeping, elegant bodywork, a vast abyss of power and a raft of technological innovations to make it genuinely practical in regular use.

Finished in glorious Biano Avus with a Nero contrast roof, this 458 is presented in superb condition with a full service record, thousands of pounds of options and the kind of specification that makes even seasoned veterans of the car scene need to go and have a lie down for a moment. As far as we’re concerned, this car ticks every box on the “Ferrari’s greatest hits” list, and then some.

If you’re in the market for a well cared for modern Ferrari – one that is becoming much more sought after and collectible – then the 458 is definitely the car you want to be looking at. And this is a very fine example of the breed indeed…

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in May 2012
  • First owner until late 2022 (who is actually a friend of the vendor)
  • Then sold to the dealership ‘Pure Cars’ who registered the car in their name
  • Purchased by the vendor from Pure Cars, who accidentally registered the vehicle in the vendor’s previous address – requiring the vendor to apply for a new V5c again, and making them effectively both the 3rd and 4th registered keeper of the vehicle
  • The first owner sadly lost the service book, but a verified service record has been obtained from HR Owen Ferrari, confirming annual servicing from new
  • Current MOT to September 2023
  • Complete with three keys
  • Current V5c presents and correct
  • A number of invoices for servicing and maintenance
  • Full service record – HR Owen to 2021, JCT600 in 2022– as follows: 10,869 miles (April 2013), 18,670 miles (April 2014), 30,854 miles (May 2015), 35,723 miles (June 2016), 40,584 miles (May 2017), 43,106 miles (April 2018), 47,359 miles (June 2019), 49,736 miles (July 2020), 50,576  miles (July 2021) and lastly 51,580 miles (September 2022)

The Interior

  • Leather and Alcantara upholstery
  • Optional carbon sports seats (worth £12,000)
  • Parking sensors
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • JBL Professional sound system
  • Optional internal carbon trim package

There’s no doubting the sporting intent of the 458 as you lower yourself into the figure-hugging optional carbon sports seats. Swathed in high quality black leather and Alcantara with red contrast stitching, much as the rest of the cabin is, they’re the perfect way to enjoy the view down that heavily sculpted bonnet. They also save weight, clocking in at just about 4kg a piece!

All of the leather and Alcantara looks to be in superb condition, with no signs of notable wear, tearing, sagging or any other issues. The upholstery is neatly complemented with black carpets and matched floor mats, which likewise look to be in good order, with no real wear or damage we could discern.

Of course, when you’re driving a 458, you won’t be looking at the leather. No, your focus will probably be trained, laser-like on the view outside and the smart race-inspired switchgear before you. From the shift-lights embedded in the top of the wheel to the Manettino dial and the large, central rev-counter, it’s clear that the 458 is all about performance. All of the controls and trim look to be in fine condition too, with no significant blemishes or marks we could see. The cabin also benefits from the optional carbon trim package, which neatly adds some further motorsport feel to the driving environment.

The vendor assures us that everything in the cabin works just as it should, with no damage, no faults and no issues of any kind reported.

The Exterior

  • Bianco Avus paintwork, with Nero contrast roof
  • Optional Scuderia wing shields
  • Optional exterior carbon package
  • Gorgeous 10-spoke gunmetal finish alloys

We think that the Bianco Avus paintwork suits the 458’s lines perfectly. With the contrast Nero roof it makes for a striking and modern look. Every inch of the paintwork appears to be in very fine fettle, with no notable marks or blemishes apparent. Obviously, this is an 11 year old car that has been used on the road, so we’re sure a microscopic inspection will turn up a chip or mark, but we certainly didn’t see anything that would concern us.

The vendor informs us that the near-side rear quarter has had to have some paint after a vandal scratched the paint there, but emphasises that the car has had no impact damage at all.

Certainly, all of the bodywork presents exceptionally well, with those fabulous creases, lines and wide haunches all looking smooth, even and crisp. Panel gaps look to be even and consistent, while all of the external trim and badging elements look to be in similarly good order.

The glass elements and light lenses look nice and clear too, with no cracks, misting or damage we could identify.

This most elegant of modern supercars is neatly finished off with a set of fine, 10-spoke,  20-inch, alloy wheels that wear an attractive gunmetal finish. They look to be in very good order, with no kerb damage or lacquer peel that we could see. We note that they are shod in a matched set of quality Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, which all appear to be in nice condition with decent tread levels.

The Mechanics

  • 4,497cc naturally aspirated V8
  • Seven-speed DCT paddle shift transmission
  • Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
  • Brembo carbon ceramic brakes
  • Optional nose lift kit
  • E-Diff3 and F1-Trac systems
  • Active dampers
  • ABS, power steering
  • Pit speed limiter
  • Launch control system

That 4.5-litre V8 is a masterpiece. There’s frankly no other word for it. From the initial starting bark to the low rumbling growl at idle and the banshee-like howl as the revs stretch out, it’s the kind of powertrain that tingles the spine and induces a face-splitting grin. And it does that every single time you use it. With 562bhp on offer, delivering a 0-62mph run in 3.4 seconds as it charges to 202mph, it’s not like it would ever get boring.

Making sure that you have absolute control over every aspect of the driving experience, the 458 is fitted as standard with Getrag’s seven-speed double-clutch ‘DCT’ transmission. It offers lightning fast shifting – 50 milliseconds, to be precise – as well as an ‘Auto’ mode for when you just want to cruise.

Thanks to the various computer systems on board, throttle response, shift speed, stability control and damper firmness can all be adjusted from the steering wheel too. Who needs a pit crew, eh?

We’re assured by the vendor that every aspect of the car’s mechanical set-up is spot-on, with no issues whatsoever to report.


Already an icon a mere 14 years after launch, we think the 458 is destined to be remembered as the last great mid–engined Ferrari. Certainly the last one with the classic, naturally-aspirated design that we all know and love. Beautifully presented, with a fine service record and excellent specification – why wouldn’t you want this in your garage?

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2012
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model 458 Italia DCT
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 52,239 Miles
  • Engine size 4497
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nuneaton
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
29 bids
  • aurora.•••• £105,000 19/04/23
  • butler1•••• £103,000 19/04/23
  • Foxyety•••• £101,000 19/04/23
  • butler1•••• £100,000 19/04/23
  • Foxyety•••• £98,000 19/04/23
  • butler1•••• £97,000 19/04/23
  • Foxyety•••• £95,000 19/04/23
  • butler1•••• £93,500 19/04/23
  • c12mck £92,500 19/04/23
  • richard•••• £91,000 19/04/23

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