Choosing between the standard version of the Ferrari 458, known as the Italia, and its hard-core track-focused version, the Speciale, is tricky. The Italia is nicer to live with and more complete, while the Speciale is more exciting, and to be honest that is the whole point of buying a Ferrari in the first place.
Ferrari 458 Speciale is more exciting not just in terms of speed and handling, but also soundtrack. The car sings to you all the way from the start up to the red line. In this video you get to hear the Speciale doing flat-out runs on the nearly empty Misano race track. The driver is so absorbed by the thrill of driving this thing, he nearly loses it a couple of times.
Video by Marchettino
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)