"Special" is the perfect way to describe the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale. The Italian automaker may have outdone themselves this time creating a vehicle with advanced aerodynamics along with a more than capable powertrain.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Length: 178.2 in. (452.7 cm)||Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (265 cm)|
|Height: 47.8 in. (121.3 cm)||Width: 76.3 in. (193.7 cm)|
|Dry Weight: 2844 lbs (1290 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: V8 DOHC||Displacement: 4995 cc|
|Horsepower: 596 HP||Max RPM: 9000 RPM|
|Torque: 400 lb-ft @6000 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch F1*|
|0-62 mph: 3.0 seconds||Maximum Speed: 202 mph* (325 km/h)|
* Ferrari 458 Italia
Engine & Performance
Under the hood and in this case behind the seats, the 458 Speciale comes with a 4.5 liter, V8 which generates 596 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission that enables it to go from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 9.1 seconds.
The concept version of the Ferrari 458 Speciale immediately grabs your attention with its bright red exterior highlighted by blue and white stripes down the entire center of the car. Some extreme changes have taken place in the front of the vehicle as compared to its 458 Italia "brother".
From the side fewer changes are obvious, but the front fender vents are now louvered and small wings have grown just rear of the doors.
The Speciale rear quarters have an increased full length grille area to aid the cooling in this rear engine supercar. Split exhaust pipes replace the triple inline configuration of the standard Italia. The largest addition to the backside is a huge rear diffuser to keep aerodynamic lift to a minimum.
Once again as shown in the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale concept model not only do the seats of the car's interior match the bright red on its body, but detailed red cross stitching has been used on the oblong shaped steering wheel.
Additionally, other areas surrounding the instrument panel are trimmed with the red stitching. The face of the instrument gauges have yellow backing. The center panel contains a stalk like carbon fiber rod housing the transmission mode buttons.