With the Ferrari F12berlinetta and LaFerrari being recently released, some are overlooking another Maranello-born car: the 458 Speciale.
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While the 458 Speciale has many impressive modifications, one of its greatest is the increase of power in the award winning 4.5-liter V8 engine. After some meticulous tuning, the V8 produces 596 hp, cranking up the base’s 562 hp. Torque stays stagnant at 398 lb-ft. To further the power’s capabilities, Ferrari reduced the weight of the Speciale from the base model’s 3,274 lbs to 2,843 lbs. This creates a power-to-weight ratio of 4.77 lbs per hp (compared to the Veyron’s 4.16 lbs per hp) and 135 hp per liter.
(See also: Ferrari 458 Speciale Specs and Features)
Autoblog.com recently had a Ferrari 458 Speciale for a couple of days to review, with our photographer friend Drew Phillips on scene to take some gorgeous pictures. Below are some of the pictures, while the rest and the full review can be read at: 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Autoblog.com.