As with all Ferrari special series, the 458 Speciale boasts an array of advanced technical solutions that make it a completely unique model designed for owners looking for an even more focused sports car offering extreme driving emotions.
The innovations span the entire car and include both Ferrari patents and world firsts, particularly with regard to the engine, active aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics. In fact, they set the 458 Speciale apart from the 458 Italia from which it is derived, to an extent unprecedented in the previous Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia special series.
The aerodynamic efficiency (an E index of 1.5), a more powerful aspirated V8 engine (605bhp) and the highest power density (135 bhp/l) in the history of Ferrari road cars, an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio (2.13bhp/kg), electronic control of the slip angle (SSC): these are some – but not all – of the characteristics that make this car truly ‘Speciale’ and that are destined to become standard for the Ferraris of the future. The aptness of the car’s name is easily discernible in its performance figures: accelerating of 0-100km/h in 3s (and 0-200km/h in 9.1s) and a best lap time round Fiorano of 1m 23.5s.
Having lavished meticulous attention on the power unit that was named ‘Best Performance Engine’ at the International Engine of the Year Awards for two consecutive years, Ferrari has now built its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv), with an extraordinary specific power output of 135 cv/l, the highest ever achieved by a road-going naturally aspirated engine.
The 458 Speciale on offer has covered a mere 7,000 kilometers from new, and is offered in outstanding condition. It is vitally important to note that this car has never been used on the track.
It comes complete with a long list of factories specified options including AFS system, rear diffuser in carbon fibre, horse stitched headrests, radio navigation system, carbon fibre racing seats and many, many more – it must truly be seen to be appreciated. Offered with such low kilometers, this stunning Rosso 458 Speciale offers performance un-parallel by any other prancing horse before it. As usable and rewarding on the road as on the track, this stunning car would make the perfect addition to any discerning Ferrari connoisseur.