Ferrari 458 Speciale: $550K supercar debuts in Australia |CarAdvice

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Ferrari 458 Speciale: $550K debuts in Australia

The most naturally aspirated V8-powered car in Ferrari#8217;s history #8211; the 458 Speciale #8211; has debuted in before the arrival of the first cars in the second quarter of

Revealed at September#8217;s Frankfurt show. the 458 Speciale is an enhanced of the regular Ferrari 458 Italia. the tradition started by the 360 Challenge and most recently extended by the 430

The Ferrari 458 Speciale will from $550,000 in Australia, it $24K more than the on which it’s based.

Australasia president and CEO Herbert says only 50-60 will be produced for customers in and New Zealand. He says the first allocation is already sold and he expects the remaining cars to be up at tonight’s customer showcase in Sydney.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is powered by an version of the Italia’s 4.5-litre V8 now produces 445kW of power at and 540Nm of torque at 6000rpm – up on the regular tune.

The 458 Speciale’s is Ferrari’s most powerful aspirated V8 in its history, and also to achieve the highest specific output – 99kW per litre of capacity – of any road-going naturally engine.

Ferrari claims the Speciale from 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds, it almost half a second than the Italia. It is also to lap the iconic car maker’s famous test tack in 1min23.5sec – quicker than the Enzo.

Key to the heightened performance is its advanced aerodynamics – a first for a Ferrari model and technology that become standard throughout the line-up in the future.


Two electrically operated flaps at the and three at the rear open and automatically based on the car’s to better balance downforce for and reduce drag on straights. claims the technology makes the 458 the brand’s most aerodynamically production car ever.

The 458 Speciale unique design elements by the Ferrari Styling Centre in with Pininfarina, with the bumper, bonnet, side and rear end – now with two exhausts rather than three and a diffuser – all exclusive to the new model.

At 1290kg, it’s also lighter than the 458 Italia, lighter forged alloy substituting interior leathers and with alcantara and carbonfibre, and the glovebox, carpets, infotainment and other auxiliary items the cabin.

The Speciale debuts the Slip angle Control’ (SSC), which aims to greater car control when on the limit by optimising torque and distribution between the two rear by applying a new algorithm to the electrics the car’s F1-Trac traction and E-Diff electronic differential.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale also specially developed Michelin Sport Cup2 tyres promise improved grip, in the wet.

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