What Ferrari Wanted With the 458 Speciale | Elite Traveler

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What Ferrari Wanted the 458 Speciale

The new Ferrari 458 Speciale is one of the best-performing thanks to updates, devices and specially-designed Michelin

Strap in because the Ferrari 458 will throw you about. But a two-way street: new developments drivers to dance the rear of the car high-speed corners. And specially-designed Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres the Ferrari with stability and to get the most out of its potential.


Ferrari to develop a high-performance car for any situation the 458 Speciale. The car had to perform on both and track, in corners as well as and in wet or dry conditions. This car had to be the master of all with the fun and surprise of any Ferrari.

Raffaele De Simone, development driver for the 458 Speciale, outlines the view of the ideal owner. want a very consistent car to their driving skill. We them a car that is a part of body. It’s exactly you expect in terms of driveability it gives you great feedback: power, balance, weight and pure grip through the he says.

And so the 458 Speciale is equipped to these needs. Matteo Ferrari’s head of vehicle testing and development, says the car has 50% technical innovations in comparison to the Scuderia.

The new SSC (side slip angle feature is the headline addition – the first time Ferrari has the technology in a production car. And all a bit mathematical: SSC is an algorithm that the angle of a turning car with the angle for hitting that Information from that combines with the existing (electronic differential) and F1-Trac control) technologies to allow exits. Ferrari says the has helped to achieve the best balance of agility and stability.

There are other updates to the A rear-end diffuser works rear flaps, a form of DRS reduction system), to control Vertical guide vanes at the open at high speeds to the amount of air entering the radiators. reduces drag. All these components at the front of the car combine to a cooling system.

Ferrari the 458 Speciale’s engine, capable of 605 hp, is the V8 in company history. It has an aerodynamic rating of 1.5 – the F430 Scuderia’s was 1.06. This latest also has the fastest ever time to commands at just seconds. It has 20% faster upshifts and 44% downshifts compared with the 458

Specially-designed Michelin tyres all these upgrades to flourish. had to be all-purpose like the car – suitable for and track as well as dry and wet conditions. worked closely with and produced the Michelin Pilot Cup 2.

The 458 Speciale has 6% more grip in the dry and 5% in wet conditions compared with the Scuderia. Its tyres are resistant to and maintain endurance and consistency an extended time period. says the Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance levels of track while still being to road use.

These tyres are a harmony of and function. They have strengthened with a rubber that enforces grip in corners and wears out more Michelin’s new Velvet Technology micro-geometry techniques on the compound to light and define the tyre’s features. The deeper tread of 0.2 inches provides more and absorbs more light to the lightening design of the tread

Michelin’s tyres complement synthesis of aesthetics and performance. And help make the 458 Speciale a Ferrari with staggering It does zero to 62 mph in three Going to 124 mph takes 9.1 seconds. acceleration is at 1.33G and it completed Fiorano test track in – 1.5 seconds quicker than the and Scuderia. The car has racing pedigree to go its blue and white racing just as Ferrari wanted.

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