The brand new Ferrari 458 Speciale has been recently taken to the South African savannah where it was posed with a couple of lions.
Ferrari’s newest creation in terms of supercars is named the 458 Speciale and after it was officially unveiled just a few months ago, in a world premiere, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the model in question is entering our news once again, this time with the help of an image. The photo posted above was taken in the South African savannah and it’s showing the impressive 458 Speciale near two lions.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the spiritual successor of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia and the Ferrari 360 Challenge and the model in question is taking its power from a 4.5 liter V8 engine, the same one powering the 458 Italia and 458 Spider. The total output produced stands at 597 HP and the peak torque at 398 lb-ft, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in just 3.0 seconds. Ferrari says that one of the most important features found on the new 458 Speciale is the Slip Angle Control system, which is optimizing the torque distribution between the rear wheels by constantly analyzing the slip angle and comparing it to some target values.