Palm Beach | Lot 240
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
$324,500 USD | Sold
| West Palm Beach, Florida
20 - 28 March 2020
- 597 hp, 4.5-liter V-8 engine; seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
- One owner from new; showing just 271 original miles
- Finished in the iconic Ferrari shade of Rosso Corsa with NART racing stripe
- Interior is finished in black Alcantara with Rosso stitched headrest
- Optioned with Scuderia Ferrari shields, red brake calipers, titanium exhaust pipes, carbon fibre racing seats and trim
- Equipped with radio with navigation, Bluetooth, and parking camera
- Recent annual service at Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale
- Top speed of 202 mph and 0-60 sprint of 3.0 seconds
Ferrari saved its finest engineering and performance magic toward the end of the production run of the company's seductively curvaceous, mid-engined 458. The 458 Speciale was, quite simply, the Italian automaker's fastest, naturally aspirated V-8-powered model of all time. Stunning driving dynamics and highly polished controls made the car equally at home on the race track or public roads.
The key to the allure of the Speciale is a suite of modifications, many of them inspired and, in some instances, co-developed alongside the LaFerrari supercar. A key component of the 458 Speciale's amazing agility is side-slip control (SSC). This system calculates the car's slip angle and makes near-instantaneous adjustments to match the driver's inputs. The system works in tandem with Ferrari's electronically controlled rear differential (E-Diff) and traction control (F1-Trac), with the result being superb reflexes without sacrificing ride comfort and everyday usability.
At the heart of the Speciale is a 4.5-liter V-8 that develops 597 hp at 9,000 rpm, along with 398 foot-pounds of torque at 6,000 rpm. This represents a 35-hp improvement over the standard 458. Credit goes to the car's eye-watering 14.0:1 compression ratio, along with a raft of engine mods that include everything from new pistons and updated combustion chambers to revised intake runners and carbon-fiber airbox and manifold. Ferrari left no stone unturned when eking every ounce of power from this motor.
Added to this boost in engine output is the fact that the Speciale is 200 lbs. lighter than the standard 458 model. With a top speed of 202 mph and 0-60 sprint of 3.0 seconds - not to mention telepathic steering responses - this car stands at the very pinnacle of what is capable in a road-going Ferrari.
This one-owner example has recently been fully serviced by Ferrari Fort Lauderdale and is ready for the next owner. Invoices from the aforementioned work are on file and available for review by interested parties. Ordered in the iconic Ferrari shade of Rosso Corsa with NART racing stripe, which is accented by numerous carbon fibre options including the front flaps, rear diffuser, front air vents, side nolders, and inner sill trim. Even the interior features carbon fibre racing seats. Further options include Ferrari telemetry, radio-navigation system, integrated audio system with Bluetooth and satellite radio, as well titanium exhaust pipes. The build specification document is available for review by interested parties.
As if all the style and performance wasn't reason enough to make this car the centerpiece of any collection, this example has been driven only 271 miles and also comes with Ferrari's seven-year service maintenance program which can be transferred to the car's new owner.