Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Maranello-based automaker in cooperation with a design house Pininfarina developed a performance-oriented Ferrari 458 Speciale . The premiere of the exceptional car was held at Frankfurt Auto show.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Performance

The new member of the Prancing Horse range is equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv) engine. Ferrari engineers claim it is the most powerful powertrain with the highest specific output of 135 cv/l. The super vehicle accelerates from 0-62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in a 3 seconds. The 458 Speciale hits the 0-200 km/h time in 9.1 seconds.

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Design

The special Ferrari car was designed to fit aerodynamic requirements. It is based on the Ferrari 458 Italia. but many of its exterior elements had been changed in order to reduce weight. Ferrari 458 Speciale features a number of innovative technological decisions. Amongst them are Side Slip angle Control system. The car wears special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.
The cabin features a racing-inspired design. The sports spirit of the cat is accentuated by fluidly shaped door panels, carbon-fibre and aluminium elements.

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Technical specification

Engine

  • Type V8 – 90°
  • Total displacement 4495 cm3
  • Max. power output 605 cv at 9000 rpm
  • Max. torque 540 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Weight
  • Dry weight 1290 kg
  • Weight/power ratio 2.13 kg/cv

Dimensions

  • Length 4571 mm
  • Width 1951 mm
  • Height 1203 mm
  • Wheelbase 2650 mm
  • Front track 1679 mm
  • Rear track 1632 mm
  • Dry weight 1290 kg
  • Kerb weight 1395 kg
  • Weight distribution 42% front, 58% rear
  • Weight/power ratio 2.13 kg/cv
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Front 245/35 ZR20 9”
  • Rear 305/30 ZR20 11”

Performance

  • Maximum speed 325 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h 3.0 sec
  • 0-200 km/h 9.1 sec
  • 0-400 m 10.7 sec
  • 0-1000 m 19.4 sec

 

Image credits: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311), nico.schmitt, Automotive Rhythms

Ferrari 458 Italia with a A KAHN DESIGN tuning package

The British aftermarket company A KAHN DESIGN has created a special design package for one of the most desirable supercars – the Ferrari 458 Italia.

Ferrari 458 Italia with a A KAHN DESIGN tuning package

The project includes

Alloy wheels options

  • Monza Matt Black 12″ x 22″ Rear Pair, Price per wheel £1200.00
  • Monza Matt Black 9″ x 21″ Front Pair, Price per wheel £975.00
  • RS-XF Diamond 10½” x 21″Rear Pair, Price per wheel £650.00
  • RS-XF Matt Black 10½” x 21″ Rear Pair, Price per wheel £650.00
  • RS-XF Diamond 9″ x 21″ Front Pair, Price per wheel £600.00

Underfloor Ambient Lighting
Suspension Ferrari Lowering Springs

Safety

  • Privacy Tinted Glass (anti-reflection Glass)
  • Privacy Tinted Glass With Anti Smash And Grab

Entertainment

  • Kahn Rear Seat Entertainment Package
  • Head Up Display

Ferrari 458 Italia with a A KAHN DESIGN tuning package

Ferrari 458 Italia with a A KAHN DESIGN tuning package

Ferrari 458 Italia with a A KAHN DESIGN tuning package

Ferrari 458 Italia special edition for Chinese market

Ferrari introduces an exclusive edition 458 Italia to pay homage to Chinese culture and to the 20th Anniversary of the first Ferrari sold in Beijing.

The special-edition 458 Italia features a new Marco Polo red color, dragon-horse livery with gold imagery and black stripes, and gold wheels.

Official Press Release

FERRARI CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN CHINA WITH AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITION AND A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE 458 ITALIA

Shanghai, 10 April 2012 – This year marks the 20th anniversary for Ferrari in China since the first Ferrari, a 348 TS, was ordered in Beijing. To celebrate this historical milestone, in a few weeks time Ferrari will inaugurate its first ever permanent brand exhibition outside of Maranello at the Italia Center of Shanghai World Expo Park. Covering 900 square metres the Ferrari Exhibition will last for three years and will feature some of the best collections from the Maranello Museum divided into five topics, including Ferrari in China, Green Technology, Product, Design and Racing.

Along with current and past Ferrari models, visitors will gain first-hand experience with a rich selection of images and videos made especially for this exhibition.

Another important element for the 20th anniversary celebration is the introduction of the 458 Italia special edition of only 20 cars dedicated exclusively to the China market. The car’s livery is characterised by unique Chinese elements and is finished in a brand new colour called Marco Polo Red specially developed for this exclusive car which will be presented at the inauguration of the Ferrari Exhibition at the Shanghai Expo Park’s Italian Center.

The inspiration behind the livery came from the longma theme which is an old Chinese idiom which means “the vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse”. Dragon is a symbol of Chinese culture, standing for courage, passion and success, whilst Ferrari’s prancing horse logo is one of the most recognised symbols in the world representing Italian cultural identity and its unrivalled achievements in the design and engineering fields.

The 458 Italia is a very high performing and exclusive 8 cylinder mid-rear engined car which has won over 35 awards all around the world. The 458 Italia mixes very innovative technology with exclusivity and design and it perfectly encapsulates the passion and vitality of the longma spirit.

The most eye-catching element of the car’s exterior is the golden dragon on the front bonnet, which is offset by gold and black livery stripes symbolising a racing track. The image of the soaring dragon and the prancing horse on the front bonnet complement each other perfectly, and are the finishing touch to the car’s overall design. The symbols reflect both Chinese culture as well as Ferrari’s constant innovation.

This unique design is enhanced by gold finish to the rims and the aeroelastic winglets. The interior also reflects the unique longma spirit and the celebration of Chinese culture with gold embroidery on the car’s head rests, while the engine start button on each of the 20 cars is inscribed with the simplified Chinese characters for ‘start’, and a ’20th Anniversary Special Edition’ plaque is set into the dash.