Frankfurt Motor Show: Michael Schumacher reveals new Ferrari

James Baggott

Autoblog's James Baggott reports from the Frankfurt Motor Show

FORMULA 1 legend Michael Schumacher has revealed the new 458 Italia is quicker around Ferrari's Fiorana test track than the legendary Enzo!

The seven times World Champion was on the Ferrari stand to help unveil the 458 supercar at Frankfurt and told press he was 'astonished' at what had been achieved with the new car.

Schumacher said: 'Our points of reference for this car have been very high, those being the cars that have gone before it.

'With the 458 we have achieved targets that as a former F1 driver I never thought we could achieve. That it is quicker than the Enzo around Fiorana says a lot.

'I thoroughly enjoy my development role for Ferrari in my retirement and am looking forward to the future developing even more cars.'

The 458 Italia is the successor to the F430 and is available to order now. It is set to go head to head with the McLaren MP4-12C road car in what is likely to be the most exciting supercar battle in decades.