Ferrari 458 Speciale A – a tribute to the 458

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 by

The , or Mondial de l’Automobile as it’s known, is one of the biggest motor shows around the world that unites motoring aficionados, and becomes the ideal platform for automobile manufacturers to display their newest and hottest production and concept vehicles alike.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A front

Taking the opportunity, is set to host the world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta), at the Paris Motor Show which runs from 4th to 19th October. The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A interior

Limited to just 499 units, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Prancing Horse history, effortlessly combining extreme performance with the pleasure of open-top driving. The aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, also reduces the weight difference between the coupé and the spider to just 50 kg.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A side

Sporting the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by the Italian manufacturer, the 458 Speciale A pushes out 600 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM to achieve a 0 -100 km/h time of just 3.0 seconds. The three international Best Performance Engine awards the V8 has won are acknowledged on a special plaque in the cockpit.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A rear

As is the case with all Prancing Horse cars, the 458 Speciale A’s sculpted forms are most definitely performance-oriented. In fact, a series of innovative and original bodywork solutions has made the 458 Speciale A the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever.

Technical Specifications:

Type                                        V8
Total displacement              4497 cc
Max. power output              600 horsepower at 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque                 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Dry weight                            1340 kg

0 – 100 km/h                         3.0 seconds
0 – 200 km/h                         9.5 seconds

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