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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2013) at motor show

By Phil

First Official Pictures

20 2013 11:00

More and pace, less weight and helpings of oversteer – here the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Regular will be reaching for their cards and road testers be jockeying for a test drive of the 458, because Ferrari has the most thrilling mid-engined car on the and turned the volume up to 11.

The 458 Speciale follows in the smokin’ tracks of the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 in being the maximum … of Ferrari’s current mid-engined V8 Ferrari has shaved 90kg the regular 458’s 1380kg dry (though both cars are with fluids), and extracted a 35bhp from the naturally 4.5-litre engine. So at a stratospheric 597bhp is unleashed (though torque remains the same at ft). The upshot is 463bhp per Enough to have most quaking; crucially to Ferrari, it the 458 Speciale ahead of the McLaren 459bhp per tonne.

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More power, less – what’ll it do, signor?


Up ‘til Ferrari has been a little coy the 458 Italia’s 0-62mph sprint, it’s ‘sub-3.4sec’. It isn’t so vague about the Speciale’s time, quoting 3.0sec 0.1sec faster than a 12C. You’ll be doing in 9.1sec, if you keep your in. Ferrari also quotes a 1 23.5 second lap time at its track – that’s 1.5sec than a 430 Scuderia. By our calculations, the new F12 and the forthcoming LaFerrari hybrid are quicker. And the 458 Speciale can pull lateral g

(1.33, if you’re asking) the mighty F12 with its 730bhp V12 in the

Vents, diffuser – she looks distinctive…

Ferrari claims it is significant new aerodynamic features on the 458 to ensure balanced downforce and to drag. There’s a new rear which means the regular central triple tailpipes be sacrificed. New enlarged vents up and at the rear enhance cooling and airflow, and the bonnet and sills are

The 458 Speciale also introduces a new feature, Side Slip Control. Thanks to the development of a new SSC can monitor the car’s slip like never before, the flow of torque across the axle via the electronic differential, to a slide and prevent the driver it. Ferrari, you have a wicked of fun.

The 458 Speciale will be at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013, with production soon after. No word yet on but expect a chunky price over the £178k 458 Italia Back in 2007, the Scuderia £28,000 more than the 430. Punters and road may think it’s worth penny, because this promises to be very Speciale

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