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Slammed Ferrari 458 Speciale Is Real, Has Air Suspension

If you're shocked at the sight of a lowered Ferrari, you might want to check your Internet connection - these days, people lower all sorts of Prancing Horses, from older models to the 488 Pista. However, your if your surprise came from the fact that we're looking at a 458 Speciale that has been brought closer to the ground, your gut is well calibrated.
Slammed Ferrari 458 Speciale 1 photo
The Speciale Coupe we have here has seen its coil springs replaced with air springs. The new hardware was supplied by Accuair and, as you'll get to see in one of the social media posts below, the system comes with a remote control that allows the driver to choose the ride height.

Speaking of which, you'll be able to see the owner in the first Instagram post below, so feel free to surf through the aficionado's garage on Instagram.

It's also worth noting that the Fezza has left its factory wheels behind, with these being replaced by HRE Wheels.

So, what's up with that surprise? Well, the Speciale is a collector car, since it signals the end of an era for Ferrari.

For one thing, this was the last N/A V8, with its 605 hp 4.5-liter V8 having grabbed a world record (you can check out the driving experience in this review).

Then there's the fact that the Big S stands for a time when Ferrari was still helmed by Luca di Montezemolo, a man who had worked directly with Enzo. He was replaced by the late FCA CEO Sergion Marchionne, with the move taking the company in a new direction, one that involves the stock exchange listing and the upcoming SUV.

Sure, the 458 Speciale Aperta was the most precious gem, since only 499 were built, as opposed to the 3,000-unit production run of the fixed-roof model. But the 458 Speciale Coupe still costs around twice as much as a "standard" 458 Italia, setting one back well nort of $300,000 (the upper limit is difficult to define with these toys).





 
 
 
 
 

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