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Maranello finally went ahead and smothered the Ferrari 458 Italia with some very special sauce to create the new Ferrari 458 Speciale. To these cynics, Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale is merely a louder and quicker take on the 458 Italia that has been terrorizing this the world since it was released a few years ago. The 458 Speciale is loaded with improvements that you wouldn’t have thought necessary if you’ve driven the 458 Italia. It shifts faster, turns in quicker, and stops shorter and has some cool tricks that let you better execute and control tail out sideways action.
Add some more horsepower and less weight and this car is a little faster than the original. Best of all, Ferrari has improved on the 458’s sublime chassis with a fresh dose of clever technology and engineering. This car amplifies your skills, strokes your ego, and stimulates your pleasure center, all while possessing limits high enough to humble any driver.
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Full Review: Ferrari 458 Speciale
Ferrari has basically taken its best engineering ideas and implemented them into the 458 Speciale. The updated engine produces 596hp, 34hp more than a standard 458. Torque and redline of 9,000 rpm stay the same. The basic result is that for 25% more money than a standard Ferrari 458, you get to brag that your car has the best ever time around the Fiorano test track. Seems worth it.
Shifts from the dual clutch unit come 25% faster and 0-60mph in 3.0sec dead. In typical special edition Ferrari style, they have reduced weight by 200 pounds largely by removing all the things that make life
comfortable in a car, doing away with glovebox, door armrests, thinner glass, lighter Lexan and stereo and navigation as optional extras. READ MORE
Ferrari 458 Italia
Awesome performance – not just speed, but flexibility, too. That's where the Ferrari 458 Italia has taken the game to the next level. With a chassis that makes anyone feel like they can drive and amazing good looks, it is the perfect supercar. Sure there are cars that are more exotic and more expensive, but this car is the one we would buy.
Ferrari 458 Italia Review
The classic mid-engined V8 berlinetta layout seen here in theFerrari 458 Italia actually began with the 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 in 1973. In more recent history, it is the elegant 1994 F355 that many think of when considering the best and most memorable of the two-seat ‘baby’ Ferraris that make up the 458’s predecessors.