When Ferrari revealed the new 458 Speciale as the hard-core, track-focused version of its 458, a lot of people said good, but why does it have to be so ugly? Ferrari said it’s due to aerodynamics. But the same people said the normal 458 is slippery enough, isn’t it? Now Fezza released some photos of the car in action that kind of explains it all.
Yes, the standard 458 is pretty much as good as cars get, but the Speciale is different thing. It sacrifices some of the looks and creature comfort, but in return it gives you such a sense of thrill and drama that you can never experience in the standard car.
Ferrari 458 Speciale comes with Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) system, don’t forget, and that makes a whole heap of difference. You see these awesome drifts the car is pulling in this video is largely because of this new thing.
Ferrari 458 Speciale Tech Specs:
- Engine type : V8 – 90°
- Total displacement: 4495 cm3
- Max. power output: 605 cv @ 9000 rpm
- Max. torque: 540 Nm @ 6000 rpm
- Weight: 1290 kg
- Weight/power ratio: 2.13 kg/cv
- 0-100 km/h: 3.0s
- 0-200 km/h: 9.1s
- Top speed: >325 km/h (>202 mph)
- Fiorano lap time: 1’23″5
- CO2 emissions: 275 gr/km (with HELE System)