2015 | Ferrari | 458 Italia Speciale
8200 miles | $351,500 – $388,500
Listing Period Ends:
Car comes with all the accessories: Two Keys, Car Cover, Battery Tender and the Manuals. Options included in the car; Headliner Alcantara Upholstery; Alcantara Wheel Arches; Rossa Scuderia Brake Calipers; Carbon Fibre Front Flaps; Engine Covers in Carbon Fibre; Rear Diffuser in Carbon Fibre; Front Air Vents in Carbon Fibre; Carbon Fibre Side Nolders; Fuel Cap in Carbon Fibre; Alcantara Central Tunnel; Carbon Fibre wheel Cup; Horse Stitched on Headrest; Titanium Exhaust Pipes; Clear bra installed; AC/Heat is working as well as the entertainment system; No door dings or wheel rashes. All the services are up to date, and done by the Ferrari Dealership. Motivated seller.
- Paint Color: Rosso Corsa
- Livery, Designations, etc.: Twin Black Racing Stripes
- Wheel Finish: Matte
- More than 1 set of wheels?: No
- More than 1 set of tires?: No
- Front Tire/Wheel Size: 245/35/20
- Rear Tire/Wheel Size: 305/30/20
- Exterior Description/Details:
Though it shares many design elements with the regular 458 Italia, the Speciale was created to stand apart as a lighter and more powerful track day weapon. Visual cues to the car’s pedigree include the revised front bonnet to accommodate the flaps for the active aerodynamics, a larger rear spoiler for additional downforce, relocated tailpipes to accommodate the rear diffuser, and three louvers next to each headlight, designed to evoke memories of the F40 and 250 GTO. The factory design modifications result in a downforce value of .53, while the drag coefficient is .35. This well-optioned example is finished in Rosso Corsa with twin black racing livery as well as weight-saving features like lightweight glass, a Lexan rear panel, and resin transfer molded composite bumpers. Options include a diffuser, front flaps, front air vents, fuel cap, and side nolders all crafted from carbon fiber, along with titanium exhaust pipes, red brake calipers, and Scuderia badges. The seller states that a clear bra was been applied.
- Seat Color: Nero Alcantara
- Contrast Stitching: Yes
- Carpet Color: N/A
- Passenger Capacity: 2
- Seatbelt Color: Black
- Dashboard Color: Nero Alcantara
- Headliner Color: Nero Alcantara
- Wood Elements: No
- Carbon Fibre Elements: Yes
- Brushed Aluminum Elements: No
- Steering Wheel: Carbon+Leather
- Interior Description/Details:
The less-is-more aesthetic is carried over to the interior, which features Nero Alcantara upholstering the carbon-fiber-shelled seats, headliner, inner wheel arches, upper and lower dash, and center tunnel. Contrasting Rosso Corsa stitching adorns the dash and seats, and matches the Prancing Horse embroidered into the headrests. The carbon fiber and leather steering wheel features the “manettino” dial for selecting the drive mode, as well as the start-stop button, and LED lights across the top to let you know when you are nearing redline… in case the sound emanating from the engine compartment was too subtle. To further reduce weight, the glovebox has been removed in favor of small pockets for odds and ends placed throughout the interior.
- Engine Location: Mid
- Aspiration: Natural
- Hybrid: No
- Horsepower: 597
- 0 – 60 MPH (0 – 62 MPH/100KPH): 3.0
- Top Speed: 202
- Torque: 398
- Transmission Type: Automatic
- Forward Speeds: 7
- Drive Wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
- Paddle Shifters: Yes
- Engine Description/Details: The mid-rear mounted 4.5-liter DOHC V8 features 14:1 compression and produces 597 hp at 9,000 RPM and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm, making it the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine Ferrari had produced at that time. 0-60 mph takes place in 3 seconds, thanks in part to the 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission that shifts 44% faster than the standard 458. The Speciale also saw the introduction of Ferrari’s side slip angle control (SSC), which is essentially an electronic brain that analyzes how sideways the car is relative to forward motion, and works with the electronic differential and traction control to help you wring the most out of the car during a track day. Ferrari reported that the Speciale lapped their Fiorano test track in 1:23.5 seconds, which was the third-fastest time for a production car.
There are a few sticky buttons on the car. which is typical of Ferrari.
Quirks and Secrets
The Speciale weighs about 200 pounds less than the Italia, and has an additional 35 horsepower.