Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Luke iMan in , , ,    No comments
 Ferrari revealed today the high-performance version of the 458 Italia, called the 458 Speciale, which is going to have its world debut next month at the 2013 International Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). The Ferrari 458 Speciale comes with active aerodynamics, which apparently, will become standard on all of the future Prancing Horse models. 
The 458 Speciale is powered by the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine ever produced by Ferrari. It has an output of 605 hp at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. Thanks to its weight of just 1290 kg, the 458 Speciale comes with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.13 kg/hp. Ferrari says that this is the highest ratio of any road-going naturally aspirated engine. As you can imagine, the Speciale 458 has a mid-engine rear-wheel-drive architecture. 
According to Ferrari's official specifications, the 458 Speciale is able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.0 seconds and from nought to 200 km/h in 9.1 seconds. They say it can lap the Fiorano race track in 1 minute and 23.5 seconds. Ferrari says that the 458 Speciale has a response time of 0.060 seconds and that it can pull as much as 1.33 g of lateral acceleration. When equipped with the HELE system, the 458 Speciale is rated with a CO2 emissions level of 275 g/km.
The exterior design of the Ferrari 458 Speciale was developed in collaboration with Pininfarina. The high-performance 458 comes with active front and rear aerodynamic body parts, which help it achieve an E index of 1.5. This makes it the most aerodynamically efficient production model in Ferrari's history. 
Ferrari equips the 458 Speciale with the Side Slip angle Control system (SSC) which is integrated with the supercar's F1-Trac traction control and torque distribution systems. The 458 Speciale is also fitted with the E-Diff electronic differential, and it comes with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires. 

The Ferrari 458 Speciale's price and availability is going to be announced at a later date.


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