The Paris Motor Show is going to be taking place this week and Ferrari has decided to show up with what they are calling a new “record-breaking Spider” – the Ferrari 458 Speciale A (A is for Aperta).
“The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring,” Ferrari said in a statement.”
Power for the Ferrari 458 Speciale A comes from a 4.5 liter V8 engine making an outstanding 597-hp with a peak torque of 398 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph is reported to come in at 3 seconds flat and 124 mph can be reached in just 9.5 seconds.
Only 499 units of the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will be built. The Paris premier car will be outfitted with a unique triple-layer yellow livery with a Blu Nart and Bianco Avus central stripe as well as five-spoke forged wheels in Grigio Corsa.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
Type V8 – 90°
Total displacement 4497 cc
Max. power output 605 cv at 9000 rpm
Maximum torque 540 Nm at 6000 rpm
Dry weight 1340 kg
Weight-power ratio 2.21 kg/cv
0 – 100 km/h 3.0″
0 – 200 km/h 9.5″
Fiorano lap time 1’23″5
Emissions (ECE + EUDC combined cycle)
CO2 emissions** 275 gr/km
**with HELE system