Ferrari 458 Speciale To Make Official Debut In Frankfurt
Ferrari 458 Speciale is the latest project of the famous Italian brand, which of course will deliver excellent innovations in terms of technology, power and aerodynamics. The sports car concept includes many applied sophisticated solutions including its advanced active aerodynamics.
In addition, Ferrari has now built its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine ever. It has an specific power output of 135 cv/l. The Speciale is capable of generating 596 horsepower (438 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Due to the exceptional weight/power ratio of just 2.13 kg/cv, this model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.0 seconds, while the acceleration time for the 0-200 km/h sprint is 9.1 seconds.
Furthermore, this model is more performance-oriented than one can expect. The reasons for this are the front and rear movable aerodynamics. They serve in terms to balance downforce and cut drag. The result is that the Ferrari 458 Speciale is the most aerodynamically efficient range production car in brand's history.
The vehicle is also equipped with technology which delivers more control at high speeds. Adding to this, the natural power oversteer management and precise response to commands, further benefit the car.
What is more, one of the most innovative features is the Side Slip angle Control system (SSC). The latter makes it easier to achieve car control and enhances the driving emotions. In fact, SSC performs instant-to-instant analysis of the car's side slip. First it compares it with the target value and then maximizes both torque management and torque distribution between the two wheels.
Another highlight is that the model is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres which acted perfectly in the numerous track test and simulator sessions. They not only improve performance, but also allow the car to avail of maximum available grip in the wet.
Ferrari 458 Speciale will make its first world appearance at Frankfurt Motor Show in September