Replacing the outgoing Ferrari F430, the 458 Italia represents Ferrari’s latest engineering conquest. The mid-engined 4.5L V8 enjoys power increases over its predecessor as factory numbers point to outputs of 570 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque with the majority of the pull available at 3,250 rpm. The relatively lightweight aluminum chassis results in a 3,042 lbs dry weight with performance numbers suggesting 0-62 mph sprints of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. The 458 Italia is the first Ferrari V8 to break the 200 mph mark. The car will be officially unveiled in September of this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
With the Ferrari 458 Italia, Maranello has brought a highly distinctive new car to its 8-cylinder range. The company now offers two models that share a common, race-derived DNA, both exceptionally sporty and fun to drive in true Ferrari tradition, but aimed at two very different kinds of client. While the Ferrari California was created for owners requiring a more versatile sports car with a practical edge, the 458 Italia is designed for owners for whom the priority is uncompromising on-road performance with occasional track day capability, but who still demand a car that is useable in day-to-day driving like all Ferrari’s recent models.
“This summer, the 32-carat, emerald cut Annenberg diamond will go up for auction in New York. The rare stone should fetch somewhere around $5 million. The gem will go on tour ahead of the sale with stops in Geneva, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York. A rare stone like this will attract buyers from around the world. Its not often one this size with perfect clarity goes up for auction. What do you do with a diamond that big? We can think of a million other ways to spend $5 million, but if you got it, why not spend it.”
here’s a look at some of my favorites for the hundreds fall collection
here are some more pictures from agenda. electric and elm company are the ones pictured.
so switch is over at agenda trade show right now in so cal and he sent us some pictures of some previews for this fall/winter. check it out some of the products from 10 deep, gravis, im king, and mighty healthy. i’ll keep you updated as i get more, or you could just go to The Feed and read about it.
Criteria for Failure
The criteria for failure are heavily dependent on context of use, and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system. A situation considered to be a failure by one might be considered a success by another, particularly in cases of direct competition or a zero-sum game. Similarly, the degree of success or failure in a situation may be differently viewed by distinct observers or participants, such that a situation that one considers to be a failure, another might consider to be a success, a qualified success or a neutral situation.
In any case, this will be our drive, our motivation, and the state in which we’ll work upon, but somewhere down the line we’ll find it. In that one moment, as long as we suceed, then we actually say ‘hey man, lets quit our jobs and buy ferrari’s’
Failure, the secret to our success
pay attention to this one, and about a few months from now you’ll understand why.