How Does Kobe Bryant Drive Into The Sunset?

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Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

If the Chevrolet Impala didn’t make sense, the Ferrari 458 Spider does.  The Italian roots show well here, and let’s face it, his basketball play on the court matches the character of the Ferrari 458.  Why the power hardtop spider?  Why not?  The guy is used to flying to Staples Center by helicopter.  Anything that would add to a more visceral feeling would surely be added.

The Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 capable of 570 horsepower.  However, it isn’t just the power that makes the 458 special.  The 458 was the entry-level Ferrari before the California came along.  Despite it being the “entry-level” Ferrari, it was certainly one of the most capable supercars on the road.  Not only did it have the power, it has a striking, functional design, tremendous noise, great ergonomics, and a level of performance that set a new bar for supercars.

Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, set the new bar for elite level of play.  Sure, he played similarly to Michael Jordan, but if you wanted to compete against one of the best players in the world, he set the standard.  Not only was he an elite NBA player for well over a decade, but he had the championships to back it up.  It is no different for Ferrari, setting the bar for performance with the 458, while carrying their racing heritage in F1.

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