Ferrari 458 Italia (2014): rent or buy?

Buying a new Ferrari remains a dream for many car lovers! Even secondhand copies aren’t that cheap. But maybe leasing is an option for one or the other? Private customers can now rent a used Ferrari 458 Italia for less than 2000 euros per month!
Well, the 458 Italia is not the latest model, in 2016 it was replaced by the successor to the 488 GTB. But for many Ferraristi, the 458 Italia holds a very special place in the history of the Ferrari model. Because along with the special models 458 Speciale and 458 Speciale Aperta, this is the last naturally aspirated mid-engine V8 Ferrari! The successor to the 488 GTB and F8 Tributo relies on turbo technology.

In terms of emotion and sound, 458 Italia is hard to beat. Moreover, by today’s standards, it is not slow at all. Its 4.5 liter V8 produces 570 hp. That’s enough for a 0-100 km/h time in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h. Are you curious?

Rent a Ferrari without a down payment

At (a partnership partner of AUTO BILD), private customers now have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of owning a Ferrari. For 1958 euros gross per month there is a glorious 458 Italian – no down payment! On the other hand, the contract period is very long at 60 months, and at first glance it seems that there is no shorter period. (maintenance costs count? For a car insurance comparison!)

On the other hand, the 10,000 free kilometers allowed per year, is generous when you consider that most Ferraris are only driven on certain days of the year. In addition, there is a relatively high transfer fee of 2380 euros gross. In five years, the net rental costs amounted to 119,860 euros gross (euro 1958 times 60 plus euro 2380).

Rent or buy?

For comparison: The cheapest used Ferrari 458 Italia from Germany is available online for less than 150,000 euros. Then, however, with the relatively high mileage and adjustable gear for a Ferrari. The 458 Italia offered here on lease is something special in several ways: not the classic Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) Italy is painted dark blue (probably Blu Tour de France). Matching: interior in dark blue leather and beige. But that’s not all, as the previous owner perfected the 458 Italia with Novitec rims and additional parts. At only 22,350 kilometers per hour, this accident-free car can also be purchased for 227,777 euros.