2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 23 August 2013 , 01:08:37 byEmil

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Ferrari 458 Speciale

There are people that would be more than pleased to have a standard Ferrari 458 Italia powered by a 4.5-liter V8 unit, lightweight carbon and aluminum construction and enough buttons on the steering wheel. These will make the ride a lot more exciting. Of course, the engineers had to create a mot more impressive elements in order to make it more distinctive. There is a more impressive version of the 430 called the Scuderia, and this is why the carmaker did not bother to come up with a name for the much more impressive 458. They have decided to just call it Speciale.

At the beginning they thought of selecting the name Monte Carlo, but in the end, they have decided to just leave it. Of course, the model deserves the name and well, we have to admit that there might be 458 owners that feel a bit inadequate, but that is that. With the new model, the engine is capable of producing more horsepower and we mean 597 horsepower and all from a naturally-aspirated unit. The displacement reached 135 horsepower per liter after calculations. It is not the most powerful naturally aspirated, but it is the second one after the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Edition which has a V8 unit capable of generating 622 horsepower. The new Ferrari is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds, but the 458 Speciale is 1.5 seconds faster. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires.

In terms of exterior design, the model has new wings and spoiler that make it more aerodynamic and which are able to balance down force. We will have the opportunity to see more photos with the new Speciale next month when the carmaker will reveal it at the 2013 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show that will take place in a few weeks.