At its launch it was the fastest V8 supercar ever produced by Ferrari, the 458 Speciale really needs no introduction. The already spectacular 458 platform benefits from a huge host of alterations including increased power which equates to the most driver-focussed Ferrari V8 ever produced. The increased power means the 458's Motor held a World Record for naturally aspirated output. The 458 Speciale's 605HP equates to 135hp/litre, an astonishing output. Perhaps not surprisingly, the 458 Speciale won the prestigious "2013 Supercar of the Year" award from Top Gear Magazine and 2014 Evo Magazine "Car of the Year".
Autocar Magazine formed the following conclusion on testing the awe-inspiring Speciale: "The mid-engined Ferrari supercar has reached a turning point, it strikes us - and there may never be a better one for purist thrill-seekers than the one you see here. Replaced by the '458M' – 488 Pista for want of the official name: a mid-life refresh of the chassis that introduced a new turbocharged engine.
Looking back at what the introduction of turbochargers have done to BMW M cars, AMG Mercs, Porsche 911s and more in this modern performance car era - and seldom do we universally approve. The final and ultimate development of the naturally-aspirated, mid-engined Ferrari concept: a zenith in some ways, perhaps.
The car to mark it could hardly be more aptly named or purposefully constructed." Cut from the same cloth as the legendary Challenge Stradale and Scuderia, the Speciale is the last instalment in this hugely collectable line of naturally aspirated thrilling V8 supercars.
A very special example and a rare opportunity, this Speciale has just one owner from new. Ordered and supplied new in the stunning combination of Giallo Triplo Strato with a Blu Nart Racing Stripe (PNT4), the same colours that would used to launch the Speciale Aperta at the very end of production. Timelessly connected to Ferrari, the colour scheme is thought to be a nod to historic racing driver Tazio Nuvolari who raced in his own ‘uniform’ of a yellow jumper with bright blue trousers. This example additionally benefits from Rosso brake calipers and forged satin grey wheels and has covered just 1,100 Miles from new.
This example was supplied new to its first owner by Meridien Modena Ferrari of Lyndhurst, Hampshire on 20th May 2015 and presents superbly today. It will receive its annual service as part of the sale with its 7 year servicing plan continuing into 2022.
A stunning example befitting of any collection, or to afford the privilege of buying a new Speciale; a car that marks the triumphant end of the naturally aspirated mid-engined Ferrari V8s.. Available to view at our showrooms by appointment, just outside London immediately.
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