This isn’t something you get to see everyday.
Ferrari’s test driver, Raffaele De Simone, recently did a video for Ferrari where he takes the viewers into his signature 458 Speciale for a ride around the track at Fiorano.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the track version of the 458 Italia and hence, is faster and produces more power. As De Simone takes the viewer for a virtual ride in the Speciale, he discusses some of the more important components of this very special car. (more…)
How do Ferrari do it? Just when you thought they’ve lost the plot and given up making cars that I want to have as a poster on my wall, they come up with this. The convertible version of the already ridiculously good looking 458 Italia. Prepare to bite your knuckles.
The much anticipated F430 replacement of Ferrari, the 458Italia has officially been unveiled as the next super car which has been described as massive leap forward and a genuine departure from the current range. The latest super car comes with an aerodynamic shape that takes car of the drag and improves down-force (140kg at 200Km/h). The front end is the most interesting part with bold grilles and aero-elastic winglets. These winglets generate down-force and, as speed rises, deform to reduce the section of the radiator inlets and cut drag.
The engine cooling for a super car is a priority and the car features small openings between the hood ad headlights for added cooling. At the rear of the car is a massive diffuser with California-style lights and there centre-mounted exhaust tips. Powering this scorcher is a 4499 cc V8 engine that produces 570 hp at 540Nm of torque and this combination is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. As a consequence it pelts from 0 to 100Km/h in less than 3.4 seconds and succeeds in topping it out at 325Km/h.