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Specs from EVO | 458 Speciale:

"The 458’s 4.5-litre V8 engine has been tuned from 562bhp to 597bhp**, resulting in a specific output of 133bhp/litre, Ferrari claiming this as the highest ever achieved by a naturally aspirated road car engine. It helps edge closer to its arch rival – the 616bhp McLaren 12C – a car which uses twin turbochargers on its V8.

The 458 Speciale’s 1290kg dry weight is 90kg lighter than a standard 458 Italia’s, and endows it with a 470bhp/ton dry power-to-weight ratio. This figure surely aids its sensational performance; 0-60 takes less than three seconds, with 0-62mph completed in 3sec dead, 124mph hit in 9.1sec and a 1m23.5sec lap of Ferrari’s Fiorano test track 1.5sec quicker than standard, 0.5sec quicker than the 599 GTO and just 0.5sec slower than the 730bhp F12 Berlinetta. At 1.33g, Ferrari is claiming the highest lateral acceleration of any of its road cars.

It’s not just more power and less weight, though, with new aerodynamic elements. The front grille treatment has changed, there’s a more sculptured front bonnet, with more ventilation, and the rear is more racecar-like with a bigger diffuser and two integrated tailpipes replacing the 458’s trademark central triple pipes. The aero elements are active and help make this Ferrari’s most aerodynamic road car yet.

A new Side Slip Control system (SSC) ups the acronym count, using the the F1-Trac traction control and E-Diff electronic differential to shuffle torque between the driven rear wheels to control slides more accurately. Also boosting balance and traction is a set of bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres."


** Official specifications listed as 605cv = 597bhp.

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I just saw 605hp on different websites and not 597...
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I just saw 605hp on different websites and not 597...
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Official Ferrari specs list the car as having 605cv, equal to 597bhp?
One of those technicalities which may have been overlooked.

"Having lavished meticulous attention on the power unit that was named “Best Performance Engine” at the International Engine of the Year Awards for two consecutive years, Ferrari has now built its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv) with an extraordinary specific power output of 135 cv/l , the highest ever achieved by a road-going naturally aspirated engine."

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Same with PS. 597 BHP is the equivalent of 605.3 PS. 1 PS is around the 98.6% of a single BHP.

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We've got parallel threads lol:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/cu...tml#post258707

BTW, there are some minor details I do not like but besides them, it's great looking!

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Don't like it, ruined the beauty of the standard 458

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For me, the appointed part does not work in the interior:


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For me, the appointed part does not work in the interior:
water bottle holder to put fires out or to pour over you with no air con?

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Hmm.... we may need a little time to let the "Picture" grow, however the specs are outstanding and I like it better than the standart 458 Italia...front, side and especially the front hood.

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For me, the appointed part does not work in the interior:

No...it's the "knee" protection when running flat to the wall....

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Thats about the first time that the actual "Grand Turismo" is still faster around the very curvy Fiorano test track that the latest, lightest, fastest "speciale" 8 cylinder version of the house ! It again tells you just how insane good the F12 is.

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We've got parallel threads lol:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/cu...tml#post258707

BTW, there are some minor details I do not like but besides them, it's great looking!
Like....missing 4 cylinders .....?

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No...it's the "knee" protection when running flat to the wall....
I know it is for protection for "cases" but it doesn't change on how much I like it lol.

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Like....missing 4 cylinders .....?
That's a usual problem in this category I've already got used to it.

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There is absolutely nothing I don't like, even the knee braces.

What a stunner, I think they knocked it out of the park.

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