Ferrari 458 Speciale Breaks Cover [Photo Gallery]
Dubbed Speciale, the more powerful version of the 458 Italia boasts 605 HP (445 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque thanks to its tweaked 4.5-liter unit, which makes it the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8-engined Ferrari ever developed.
Tipping the scale at 1,290 kg (2,843 lbs) and delivering 135 HP per liter, the Ferrari 458 Speciale can reach the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark from a standing start in only three seconds and 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.1 seconds, numbers which are also possible thanks to the specially developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Designed in cooperation with Pininfarina, Maranello’s new high-performance vehicle has gained several aerodynamic improvements, such as front and rear movable flaps, while the Side Slip Angle Control system “makes it easier to achieve car control on the limit, thereby greatly improving driving emotions”.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale will make its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
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