The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the utmost top performing road going Ferrari 458 today. Distinctions of the Speciale are the new forged wheels, vented bonnet, finned side sills, taller rear spoiler and redesigned bumpers. The engine was also updated, where its power has been increased to 445 kW (597 hp) at 9,000 rpm and to 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Not a bad upgrade, to say the least.
Electronic systems were updated too, introducing side slip angle control (SSC) to improve car control on the limit. SSC performs instant-to-instant analysis of the car’s side slip, comparing it with the target value and then optimizing both torque management (via integration with F1-Trac traction control) and torque distribution between the two wheels (via integration with the E-Diff electronic differential).
The weight/power ratio (1,290 kg dry, 1,395 kg at the kerb, 90 less than the standard 458) is equal to 2.13 kg/cv, sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds (0-125 mph in 9.1 seconds with a response time of just 0.060 seconds). Ferrari declared a Fiorano test track lap time of 1:23.5, only 0.5 seconds slower than the F12berlinetta. Lateral acceleration now reaches 1.33 g and provides a great showcase of how well this Ferrari handles as well.
This Ferrari 458 Speciale is further refined with a set of ADV.1 Wheels installed by Antelope Ban. The wheels chosen are ADV05C Track Spec CS Series, making a perfect track oriented and lightweight selection for this vehicle. Wheels come in sizes of 21×9.5 in the front and 21×13 in the rear respectively. With a Matte Black and Polished Gloss Manbronze finish combination selected, the wheels look great against the exterior finish of this 458 overall. Check out the media gallery below for more details about this build.