Ferrari 458 Italia (2014): lease or buy?
Buying a new Ferrari remains just a dream for many car lovers! Even a used copy is not really a bargain. But maybe a leasing business is an option for one or the other? Private customers can currently lease a used Ferrari 458 Italia for less than 2000 euros per month!
Well, the 458 Italia is not the newest model, in 2016 it was replaced by the successor 488 GTB. But for many Ferraristi, the 458 Italia holds a very special place in Ferrari’s model history. Because together with the special models 458 Speciale and 458 Speciale Aperta, it is the last naturally aspirated V8 mid-engine Ferrari! The successors 488 GTB and F8 Tributo rely on turbo technology.
When it comes to emotion and sound, the 458 Italia is hard to beat. In addition, measured by today’s standards, it is anything but slow. Its 4.5-liter V8 produces 570 hp. That’s enough for a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h. Are you curious?
Lease a Ferrari with no down payment
At sparneuwagen.de (cooperation partner of AUTO BILD), private customers currently have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of owning a Ferrari. For 1958 euros gross per month there is a noble 458 Italia – without down payment! On the other hand, the contract period is very long at 60 months, and at first glance no shorter period seems possible. (maintenance costs to calculate? To the car insurance comparison!)
The permitted 10,000 free kilometers per year, on the other hand, are generous when you consider that most Ferraris are only driven on a few selected days a year anyway. In addition, there are comparatively high transfer costs of 2380 euros gross. In five years, the pure leasing costs amount to a hefty 119,860 euros gross (1958 euros times 60 plus 2380 euros).
Lease or buy?
For comparison: The cheapest used Ferrari 458 Italia from Germany is available online for just under 150,000 euros. Then, however, with comparatively high mileage and manageable equipment for a Ferrari. The 458 Italia offered here in leasing is something special in several respects: instead of the classic Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) the Italia was painted dark blue (probably Blu Tour de France). Matching: the interior in dark blue and beige leather. But that’s not all, because the previous owner refined the 458 Italia with Novitec rims and add-on parts. With only 22,350 kilometers on the clock, the accident-free car can alternatively also be bought for 227,777 euros.