You’ve probably heard a lot about the capabilities of the new Ferrari 458 Speciale. It is, after all, an upgraded, track-focused version of the 458 Italia, which is without a shadow doubt one of the best driver’s cars of all time. But what’s this car really like when you take it round a race track like Castle Combe for a couple of leisurely fast laps?
This is what Ferrari 458 Speciale is designed for. It is not aimed at professional drivers, but rather those who want to have fun on track days without getting themselves in too much trouble. That is why the Speciale has a ssystem that allows you to pull off a perfect drift!
As a tauter, more performance-minded version of the Italia, Ferrari 458 Speciale gets a 600 horsepower version of the 4.5 liter V8, which is sadly the last of Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated V8s. This car is so good, it makes you wonder how can tuned versions, like this hotted-up Speciale by Novitec Rosso, be any better than what the factory offers?
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