Ferrari’s newest supercar, the 458 Speciale, has been recently introduced to Australia, where the model will set you back for 550,000 AUD.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale, the spiritual successor of the360 Challenge and the F430 Scuderia, has been recently introduced in Australia, where the supercar has been priced from 550,000 AUD, making it 24,000 AUD more expensive than the regular 458 Italia. According to the CEO of Ferrari Australasia president Hebert Appleroth, just 50-60 units of the 458 Speciale will be produced for customers in New Zealand and Australia and, apparently, the first year’s allocation has been already sold out.
One of the most important features found on the 458 Speciale is the Slip Angle Control system, which is analyzing the slip angle constantly, comparing it to target values, and optimizing the torque distribution between the rear wheels. The Ferrari 458 Speciale has been officially presented to the public, in a world premiere, back in September 2013, during the Frankfurt Motor Show. The model in question is taking its power from a 4.5 liter V8 unit, the same one found on the 458 Italia and 458 Spider, which is producing a total output of 597 HP and it has a peak torque of 398 lb-ft. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 3.0 seconds.