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

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Car

The legendary Italian house Pininfarina that designed some of the iconic Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Cadillac models, finally presented its all-new concept Pininfarina Cambiano. The name of the futuristic vehicle comes from the town where the company` Styling Center is based. The car design combines elegance, sportiness and comfort. It is inspired by the 1957 Lancia Florida II. The prototype was built by the founder Pinin Farina for his own personal use.

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Pininfarina Cambiano: Design

Main Cambiano`s highlights are the harmonious proportions, aerodynamic shape and functional stylistic elements. The Pininfarina Cambiano has unconventional layout of the doors – one large door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger side that open from the centre. The interior features a wood floor and stitching-free upholstery.

Cambiano`s dimensions evoke dynamism and fluidity, thanks to the impressive golden grey color and blue reflections. There are metal inserts in the sides. The panoramic roof with a carbon honeycomb structure completes the body of the car. It is translucent in some areas and transparent in others. The headlights are incorporated into the grille and protruding wheel arches. The light is an integral part of the Cambiano design.

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Car - photo 2

 

The Pininfarina`s masterpiece incorporates into the cabin an innovative video-art projection. The interior blends an extensive use of exclusive natural materials, advanced technologies and innovative concepts. The leather used on the seats is from the Pininfarina Leather Collection. The uprights and door panels are upholstered with polylactic acid, while the entire lower part of the passenger compartment and the floor is made of recycled wood.

There is a precious detail – a limited edition timepiece manufactured by the Swiss watchmaker Bovet 1822. The instrumentation is divided into three zones according to use: functions and performance, navigation and comfort, multimedia and connections. The main display shows the power, range, the driving mode (Ecocity, Snow/Ice, Efficiency, Sport, Drifting), and the speedometer. The second screen is for navigator, warning messages and the multimedia functions. The touch pad gives access to the interactive instrumentation and climate control.

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Pininfarina Cambiano: Performance

The Cambiano is a plug-in hybrid. Each wheel is driven by a 60-kW electric motor. The car flies with a top speed of 155 mph. It accelerates from 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The combined output is 320 horsepower. The battery pack is installed between the seats and the rear axle. It has a capacity of 50 kW/h, a peak power delivery of 500 kW, and can be recharged in 6 hours using a 6 Kw/h grid and in 52 minutes with the APU.

The light chassis is made of carbon fibre cell and two aluminium modules.

There are four driving modes – Ecocity, Snow/Ice, Sport and Drifting mode.

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Car - photo 5