Within the Paris Auto Show we have been able to witness the unveiling of the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A which is a car specially produced to celebrate the brand’s durability, endurance and speed. The model has been awarded with many awards like the World Endurance Championship or the 24 Hours of Le Mans and for those reasons alone the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A was produced. The Paris show has been the official unveiling of this automobile and we have been able to see that car firsthand and find out more about the specs then. Sadly, Ferrari is going to produce only 499 of these vehicles, making them quite a collectible item for the hardcore fans and also bring a close to an area because this is the last car that will be using a V8 engine from this model of Ferrari. The 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A promises a lot for the future but for now the 2014 model is already a great car and besides the promised durability it also gives you speed and security. The “A” in the car’s name stands for “Aperta” in Italian meaning “open” which sums up the gist of the car as this is a no roof vehicle.
2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A Exterior
As we already said, the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A is an open roof vehicle, but also includes a aluminum convertible top which can be retracted in a matter of 14 seconds. But as this and some other add-ons actually increase the overall mass of the vehicle it is in no way a heavy car. In fact it is quite light on its feet and can act fast and produce great speed. This is actually owed to the design which manages to speed up a heavier car with the use of electronic traction control, or Side Slide Angle Control, which balances the power on the rear wheels enabling optimal curving control. And the aerodynamic design enables the 458 Speciale A to stick firmly to the ground. Specially for the Paris show, the car was shown in a unique color scheme, with a yellow paintjob and a Blu Nart and Bianco Avus stripe.
The design continues for the inside as well as it was for the outside. The car also includes a special theme where the interior is designed similarly as the exterior of the car. Blue carbon fiber, specially molded door interior door panels and Alcantara seats are the inclusions on the inside of the car. The special carbon fiber used is a great choice for the interior of the car which is also used for the dashboard while the seats are stitched with 3D fabric trim. All in all, the car has been modeled inside to pose comfort and beauty. During high speeds the car is capable of producing you will not feel a thing as the combination of aerodynamics and high level of comfort adjustment inside the car.
As we mentioned, the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A will include a V8 engine. This 4.5 liter engine is capable of producing 597 horsepower and 9.000 rpm with 98 pound-feet of torque delivered at 6,000 rpm. The equation is simple and all of this translates into the V8 engine being one of the most powerful and fastest engines ever produced and used by Ferrari, and there is no surprise while this engine was include specially for this car. A speed of 0 to 60 mph can be achieved in a matter of 3.0 seconds. Certainly one of the fastest and sportier car in the Ferrari feet the 499 lucky souls who manage to come by this great vehicle will certainly experience handfuls of fun with it.