Ferrari 458 Speciale-A revealed {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

9 Jul 2015

Ferrari has revealed its new hardcore convertible 458 ahead of the public reveal at the Paris Motor Show later this week. The 458 Speciale-A – the A stands for Aperta, Italian for ‘open’ – takes the incredible new drivetrain from the Speciale Coupe and adds the innovative folding hardtop from the 458 Spider.

That new drivetrain is the 4.5 litre naturally aspirated V8 (the last n/a Ferrari V8 sadly), putting out 597 bhp and 398 lb/ft of torque. The Speciale-A weighs in at 1340 kg which is only 50 kg more than the coupe, meaning the performance is still exceptional. 0 – 62 mph takes 3.0 seconds and 0 – 124 mph takes just 9.5 seconds on the way to the 200mph top speed.

The car shown at the Paris show will be presented in triple layer yellow paint with bespoke blue tinted carbon fibre trim. All the exterior and interior carbon trim is in this blue colouring which works really well with the yellow paint. The front end gets the Speciale’s modified bumper with movable aerodynamic flaps, new bonnet with venting ‘nostrils’ and large intakes. At the side there are the small aero winglets at the back of the sills, while at the back there are the twin exhausts with a large carbon diffuser and wide rear grille. Overall the look, especially with the roof down is possibly the best looking 458 yet, especially in the blue/yellow with the new stripe that goes from the nose to the full width of the rear deck around the spoiler.

Much like the £1m LaFerrari, the Speciale-A is limited to 499 units, and will cost around £230,000 when it goes on sale early next year.