Ferrari is wasting no time in revealing its new 458 Speciale to the world. The brand launched the official conundrum video on the 22nd of August 2013. Ferrari claims that the new 458 Speciale will be less portly with more power and advanced aerodynamic features. The Speciale has been derived from a line of race bred cars like the 360 Challenger Stradale and 430 Scuderia.
The Speciale is powered by the same engine that runs the 458 Italia, but with a slight upgrade in power. The block is a 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8, with 597 BHP. By far this the first ever street-legal machine to have 133 BHP per liter. This locomotive can push the Speciale from 0-100 Kmph in just 3 seconds and the top speed has not been revealed yet, but can be expected to be mind numbing. The car now weighs around 1,290 kilograms, which is 90 kilos lighter than the previous 458. The weight reducing elements includes, lightweight wheels, carbon fiber bucket seats, semi-stripped interiors and carbon panels.
A close look at the video shows that the Speciale is not all that different from the Italia, but it does have a few changes such as, racing stripes on the body which are hand painted, two enormous air intakes, bonnet fixed with a yawning air scoop, two large wide set exhaust pipes and a wider diffuser. Ferrari revealed that the all future Ferraris will be completely aerodynamic just like the Speciale to cut drag and balance down force. Other performance helping features comprises of Michelin Tires exclusively designed and created for the Speciale and SSC (side slip angle control system).
The interiors have considerably been refurbished, the carpets have been replaced by metal plates to reduce weight and most of the luxury features have been incinerated. The seats are less extravagant looking but more clenching.