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The 458 Speciale’s is the next dialled up edition to the 458 range. Weight saving factors have greatly increased power to weight ratio of 2.13 kg/cv, resulting in 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3 seconds. The mid-rear-mounted 4497 cc GDI engine is the most powerful naturally aspirated Ferrari V8 ever developed, punching out 596hp at 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6000 rpm, these claimed figures  are the highest ever achieved by a naturally-aspirated road-going engine.

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The Ferrari 458 Speciale is one of the first models to get the new Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) for more effortless car control on the limit, which computes lateral acceleration, yaw angle, steering wheel angle and speed, SSC carries out instantaneous analysis of the car’s side slip angle, comparing it with reference data, thereby allowing smooth, controllable oversteer, and optimising both torque management (via F1-Trac traction control) and differential torque distribution between the two driven wheels (via the E-Diff electronic differential) for maximum vehicle response times.

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The cockpit like any other extreme model feels more like a race car then a road car. Lightweight materials, such as Alcantara and carbon-fibre, are used extensively throughout.

Ferrari 458 Speciale Technical 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
  • Performance
    • 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)
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It started at a young age with bedroom posters, the Countach of course. This slowly grew into a super car die-cast model collection, fifty five 1:18 models at the last count. At which point it had almost taken full control, the incurable Mad Car Disease ran deep though my veins all the way to the bone. And things for my loved ones just got worse as the cars where now being bought at 1:1 scale, after a BMW, HSV, and couple of Audi's, the disease reached my brain, pushing me over the edge and down the rabbits hole into the world of the bedroom poster.


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