Video: Ferrari 458 Speciale promo released

September 14, 2013

Ferrari has released its first proper demonstration/promo of the new Ferari 458 Speciale. This is the stripped back, lighter weight version of the 458 Italia.

Ferrari 458 Speciale promo

The Speciale is the successor to the old 430 Scuderia and the older 360 Challenge Stradale, showcasing lots of weight reduction (over 200kg), a keener suspension and chassis setup, and a more powerful engine compared with the regular 458.

In the engine compartment sits a 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 445kW of power and 540Nm of torque (up 20kW). It’s able to propel the 458 from 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds, and around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in 1:23.5, which is quicker than a Ferrari Enzo (1:24.90).

Click play below to see how she performs out on the track. Potential Australian market details are yet to be announced.

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