Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A (Aperta means “Open” in Italian) features an aluminium retractable hard top, which takes just 14 seconds to deploy or retract, and helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg.
The 458 Speciale A sports the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by Ferrari. It has a total output of 605 cv (135 cv/l specific power output) and 540 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm, with only 275 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The car sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds and has a Fiorano lap time of 1’23”5, achieve also thanks to its front and rear active aerodynamics, the rigidity of a chassis that incorporates 10 aluminium alloys, and Side Slip Angle Control (SSC).
The exterior features a number of innovative and original bodywork solutions that make the 458 Speciale A the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever.
The 458 Speciale A will make its debut at the upcoming 2014 Paris Motor Show, and has been revealed in a triple-layer yellow livery with a Blu Nart and Bianco Avus central stripe as well as five-spoke forged wheels in Grigio Corsa.
The cockpit has a distinctive racing-inspired look. Among the highlights are the finish of the dash, the moulded door panels and central tunnel in an exclusive blue carbon-fibre (also used for the treadplates) as well as the newly-designed seats in Alcantara© with contrasting stitching and 3D technical fabric.
The three international Best Performance Engine awards the V8 has won are acknowledged on a special plaque in the cockpit.
Ferrari 458 Speciale A – Technical Specifications
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