The boys and girls in Maranello have been busy creating a follow up mid-engined, race-bred V8 that fills the BIG shoes of the Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, among others over the past two decades.
Though it appears to us they did so without much trouble.
That's because the all-new 458 Speciale produces nearly 600 horsepower, is expected to hit 60 in less than three seconds and weighs in under 2,900 pounds.
The latest footage released shows a mix of the Speciale on and off the track. Personally speaking, my favorite part is when it spits out that lovely blue flame on the shifts. From what I can tell it appears to be a mix of real footage and some CGI but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying this snappy little clip.
Watch the video below...
The Ferrari 458 Speciale has a dry weight of 1,290 kg (2,843 lbs) and can perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just three seconds, while 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) takes 9.1 seconds. The Speciale has managed to lap the Fiorano test track in 1 minute 23.5 seconds, making it 1.5s quicker than the 458 Italia.
Ferrari cooperated with Pininfarina for 458 Speciale's styling which is mostly the result of various aerodynamic tweaks. For example, it comes with front and rear moveable aerodynamic flaps that automatically adapt to reduce drag and balance downforce as necessary. It also comes with a Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) system that can analyze the car's slip angle, compare it to a target figure and then optimizes torque management through the traction control system and torque distribution between the two wheels.