The Ferrari 458 Speciale was launched 2013 Frankfurt Motorshow with the strap line “Extreme technology
FOR SPECIAL EMOTIONS”.
Aimed squarely at owners looking for an even more focused sports car offering extreme driving emotions the 458 Speciale bristles with innovations on the 458 Italia from nose to tail.
The bodywork developed with Pinninfarina is tweaked with innovations carried over from Ferrari’s racing programmes to look marginally, I would say tastefully, more aggressive from every angle than the standard 458 Italia from which the model is derived.
Even the road wheels have been subtly restyled and in gold hark back to the Campagnola Competion Alloy’s used by the Lancia Stratos Team on some events in the mid 1970’s.
The Speciale weighs in at some 90 kgs / 198lbs less than the Italia.
The Speciale has 30 hp more than the Italia with total hp now quoted as 597 hp.
With the increased power to weight ratio the Speciale will reach 62 mph from rest in less than 3 seconds and can generate 1.33g lateral acceleration in a corner.
Of course this car does not just look great and deliver terrific performance it sounds like an orchestra on wheels check out the Official Video on this link, I’ll take mine with the North American Racing Team (NART) stripe please.
Thanks for joining me on this “Lateral Acceleration 1.33g” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !