Ferrari has launched the most powerful convertible ever from the stable of the Prancing Horse, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A, which will mark its debut in the Paris motor show. For a change, the open top version of the 458 will not be called the 450 Spider, instead it's christened as Ferrari 458 Speciale A, 'A' being 'Aperta' translating to 'open' in English. This car has been launched to celebrate the success of the award winning, Ferrari 458, however the production will be limited only to 499 units.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale A will get down in the history books as the most powerful Prancing Horse Spider ever built sporting the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine ever made by Ferrari. The 4.5 liter V8 engine will produce 597 HP and a torque of 540 Nm, giving her that push to go from 0-100 in just 3 seconds. It will have an aluminium retractable hardtop, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, and will weigh only 50 kgs more than the Speciale coupe.
But this won't affect the aerodynamics as the Ferrari 458 Speciale A is the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever with a claimed dry weight of only 1340kgs. It will feature front and rear active aerodynamics, a rigid chassis structure comprised of ten aluminium alloys and the Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) system. Ferrari 458 Speciale coupe got the first SSC, which takes control of the limited-slip differential operation when the car is switched into Race or TC (traction control off) modes.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale A will be available in a single shade of Yellow with a Blue Nart and Bianco Avus stripes running from nose to tail. The interiors will have the matching yellow color seats and door panels while the centre tunnel and tread plates will be in a blue carbon fiber. The cockpit will also get a special plaque to commemorate the three international 'best performance engine' awards the V8 has won along with the new five-spoke forged wheels.
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