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Enzo Ferrari used to say that when you bought one of his engines you got the rest of the car for free and that may well be true of the 458's 4,499 cc V8 engine producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm. It features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road cars. In keeping with Ferrari tradition, the body was designed by Pininfarina under the leadership of Donato Coco, the Ferrari design director, however, according to British car magazine 'Autocar', the 458 Italia's design has drawn inspiration from the Ferrari Enzo and its Millechili concept car. In this case, you get searing performance from a 4.5-litre V8 producing 570 horsepower and revs right round to 9000rpm, teamed up with a dual-clutch 7-speed Getrag gearbox that shifts in the blink of an eye. The 458 has been designed to be Ferrari's sportiest V8-engined car, moving a little apart from the recently launched Ferrari California. This very individual, right-hand drive, Ferrari 458 Italia was ordered new for that well-known celebrity and car collector, Chris Evans, and for the last five years, it has been owned by Sir Chris Hoy MBE one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes of all time, with six gold medals and one silver. With such fantastic provenance, individual specification, and a full Ferrari main dealer service history, this must be a unique opportunity to purchase such a special car. The car comes with a full Ferrari main dealer service history as listed below. 05.07.2011 - 3,111 miles 02.10.2012 - 5,631 miles 02.10.2013 - 8,417 miles 14.10.2014 - 10,021 miles 23.10.2015 - 10,271 miles 21.10.2016 - 12,430 miles 15.09.2017 - 13,483 miles The odometer reading is currently around 13,500 miles. It's finished in the very rare colour of Rosso Vinaccia and is optioned with 'Racing Seats', Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel with LEDs, " Scuderia" Wing Badges, AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System), Carbon Fibre Centre Bridge' and Alcantara Headlining and is complete with a Ferrari car cover and a battery conditioner. A unique car with a fabulous provenance.