2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Ferrari 458 Speciale A

The Ferrari 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta) special variation peculiar serial is a solemnization of the fulgent winner of the several versions of the 458, a exemplar that has equanimous an range of outside motoring media awards and racetrack victories, not least a reduplicate WEC style and family wins in definitive survival races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Consecrate to good 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the well-nigh knock-down wanderer in Prancing Buck account, effortlessly marrying utmost execution with the exalted pleasance of drop-top drive. Its al retractable backbreaking top, which takes a bare 14 seconds to deploy or abjure, helps concentrate the weightiness conflict with the Speciale takeoveré to fair 50 kg.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale A sports the nearly sinewy naturally-aspirated road-going V8 locomotive e’er reinforced by Ferrari. It punches out a monolithic 605 cv (135 cv/l particular ability yield) and 540 Nm of torsion at 6000 rpm yet but generates 275 g/km of CO2 emissions. The trey external Better Functioning Locomotive awards the V8 has won are acknowledged on a peculiar brass in the cockpit.

The new car sprints from 0-100 km/h in good 3.0 seconds and has a Fiorano lap sentence of 1’23″5. These brilliant results are thanks in gravid portion to its strawman and ass dynamic aeromechanics, the rigidness of a bod that incorporates 10 aluminum alloys, and Slope Parapraxis Tilt Controller (SSC) which guarantees alone gaudy drive altogether weather, underscored by the temptingly stimulating touch Ferrari soundtrack.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

As is the showcase with all Prancing Buck cars, the 458 Speciale A’s graven forms are perfectly performance-oriented. In fact, a serial of groundbreaking and pilot bodywork solutions has made the 458 Speciale A the near aerodynamically effective Ferrari wanderer always.


Punching out 605 cv at 9000 rpm, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A’s locomotive is the near sinewy course aspirated V8 always reinforced in Maranello and likewise sets a new particular exponent immortalize (135 cv/l) for a road-going might whole of this case. These two figures unparalleled mouth volumes approximately the sinful artistry of this 4497 cc mid-rear locomotive. The employment carried out on the car as a unscathed has besides delivered an exceeding weight-to-power proportion of 2.21 kg/cv which results in such alone execution levels as 0 to 100 km/h quickening in 3″ (0 to 200 km/h in 9″5) and a Fiorano outflank lap clock of hardly 1’23″5.

To accomplish these results, the 458 Speciale A’s burning, mechanical and volumetrical efficiency were all importantly improved with a center reach challenging targets such as boosting torsion at all revs done upping the densification proportion to 14:1, the highest for an locomotive of this tolerant.

Clear, the transportation of Ferrari’s Rule 1 expertness and engineering was primal too. This is truthful not just of the excogitation form but too the yield and ascendancy processes byzantine: the locomotive is the merchandise of the up-to-date in-house metalworks which likewise casts leading-edge components with extremum geomorphologic and dimensional characteristics, incisively as happens with the Scuderia’s single-seaters.

Improved burning bedchamber fluid-dynamics, new aspiration geometries and a new cam visibility are equitable about of the modifications that helped the engineers encounter their goals. Respective components were besides reviewed (new materials were adoptive for the pistons and con rod bushings) and this too made a substantial donation. Finally, the crankshaft and intakes systems were too redesigned, with the latter slashing 8 kg off the locomotive’s boilersuit burthen.

The soundtrack, both interior and international the car, is robust and sturdy too, thanks to the berth of the tailpipes, the form of the silencers and the redesign of the intake pathway.


The Ferrari 458 Speciale A’s is the virtually aerodynamically effective wanderer in Ferrari chronicle with a coefficient of 1.37, obtained as the termination of a serial of master and forward-looking solutions that delivered exceptionally eminent downforce (Cl 0.485) whilst safekeeping dredge real low (Cd 0.355).

The use of Ferrari-patented dynamic aeromechanics is polar too and allows unlike configurations to be adoptive to wooing dissimilar requirements: uttermost downforce when cornering, minimal drag straights.

Thither are two upright flap on the figurehead of the car addition a horizontal one on the underbelly. At comparatively low speeds, all of these are shut, channelling air into the radiators to guaranty the requirement chilling for the locomotive. Yet, at concluded 170 km/h, the perpendicular flap unfold, thereby reduction the bulk of air arrival the radiators therefore clipping pull. At speeds of complete 220km/h, nonetheless, the horizontal dither lowers to counterbalance downforce ‘tween the strawman and backside axles, stellar to a 20 per centime sack in boilersuit downforce towards the bum.

Contribution of the gain in downforce likewise as the 4 per centime switch in the sleek counterpoise terminated the movement are achieved by way of turn vanes at either english of the presence bumper which micturate the virtually of the sidelong sections of the splitters. Flowing fins give too.

The figurehead dam creates a detachment zona in the airflow straightaway later the lead bound of the presence divider patch the extrusion does the like at the starting of the flatcar underbelly, reduction imperativeness on the strawman of the car.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

A behind despoiler with a bigger expanse and more marked bod has likewise increased Cl on the back by 7 points.

Additionally, moving the tailpipes has allowed the diffusor to be redesigned to heighten the descent capacitance of the underbelly thereby generating greater downforce crosswise the latter’s integrality.

Downforce is boosted silence farther by the nomadic backside flap which hike and depress prn (brocaded for more downforce, lowered to minimize haul): electronically controlled, they can be lowered to upright 17°, which stable the diffusor and reduces Cd by 3 points.


The Ferrari 458 Speciale A adopts the modern retractable grueling top (RHT) that has turn a touch of Ferrari spiders with this special architecture.

Exceedingly ignitor, concordat and running, the RHT deploys and retracts in a disk 14 seconds. Its mechanics is seamlessly tranquil, gift the opinion that its two sections simultaneously splay.

The RHT too importantly improves in-car solace. When deployed, it offers amend shelter from the elements and improved vocalize detachment. Too, the heights insistency bailiwick that forms terminated a car’s ceiling at heights speeds volition not effort the RHT to flex, and resident quad and puff are augmented by its smash double-curve bod too.

The retracted ceiling alone takes up 100 litres of quad preferably than the 150-200 litres mandatory to stow a schematic backbreaking top.

The spyglass galvanic arse windowpane can be familiarized careless of whether the RHT is deployed or retracted. This ensures brilliant in-cabin puff evening at eminent speeds when the top is dropped. In fact, occupants can well deal a pattern conversation at speeds of terminated 200 km/h.

When the top is retracting, the ass windowpane mechanically adjusts to its optimum billet at round one tierce of its wax elevation. This situation was pinpointed done fluid-dynamic simulations and winding burrow examination victimization 1:1 surmount models, and guarantees out-and-out maximal comfortableness as it prevents whirl initiation bum occupants’ backs and the scruff of their necks.


Record-breaking innovations were made to the 458 Speciale A’s electronics, brakes, suspensions and tyres likewise. Not lonesome sustain they cut the car’s sentence ended 1 laps, but besides the repeatability of that execution on subsequent ones without demanding master drive skills. The solution is special levels of delight ass the cycle.

A blisteringly flying latency to inputs from the direction (0.060 seconds) and sidelong speedup of 1.33 g are likewise the highest figures of their sort e’er achieved on a road-going Ferrari aimed at our nearly demanding performance-oriented clients too.

Side Slip Angle Control (SSC)

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

In damage of electronic ascendance systems, the big intelligence is the humanity premier of Face Gaucherie Fish Controller (SSC) and improved F1 transmitting gear-shift mastery.

Thanks to advanced algorithm, SSC carries out instant psychoanalysis of the car’s english gaffe fish, comparison it with address information, optimising locomotive torsion and more expeditiously distributing derivative torsion ‘tween the two compulsive wheels. With the Manettino set at Subspecies or CT OFF, the 458 Speciale A makes the well-nigh of uncommitted bag resulting in greater easiness and more reproducible restraint on the bound.

Gear-shifting strategy

The dual-clutch infection enhances the showy tone of the 458 Speciale A distillery foster likewise. A decrease in reaction multiplication agency 40 per centime quicker longitudinal quickening with locomotive revs adapting 20 per penny more chop-chop as the car shifts up done the gears patch, when downshifting, the fugacious meter mandatory for locomotive revs to couple the cogwheel proportion is 44 per penny quicker.

Braking system

Every ace constituent of the Brembo braking arrangement has evolved and the solutions adoptive for the LaFerrari birth been altered to cause it. Uttermost Innovation calipers, HT2 discs with a eminent portion of si and littler figurehead pads made from HY cross substantial are all new additions that amount to an 8 per centime simplification in fillet distances compared to the 458 Wanderer too as more uniform execution below serious use.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Frequency-shaped SCM-E

The Ferrari 458 Speciale A is highly effective and comforting in quicker, sharpie, more ambitious changes of focussing too, thanks to lightning-fast reply to commands combined with decreased wheel activeness. A major subscriber is the Frequency-Shaped SCM-E (Frs SCM-E) dampers which sustain couple solenoids, a new CPU and new package that modifies the flux every msec.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Tyres and wheels

The 458 Speciale A’s Michelin Buffer Mutation Cup2 were intentional specifically for the framework. They guaranty a 6 per penny increment in clench and are made from a heighten that boosts execution terminated a unity lap in the dry, improves functioning body o’er multiple laps and guarantees improve grasp in the wet. The bad 20″ wheels are a new excogitation and are ended 12 kg light than the 458 Wanderer’s.


The Ferrari 458 Speciale A’s graven forms as is the lawsuit with all Prancing Sawbuck cars are perfectly performance-oriented.About of the bodywork panels bear been redesigned without modifying either the rider cadre or the touch innovation features of the car. The complex bumpers deliver been redesigned and the movement cowl now features two cryptical air outlets to transfer out the air exiting the radiator.

The air outlets to the slope of the headlamp assemblies now likewise admit deuce-ace louvers evocative of the strongly jazzy Ferraris of the retiring, such as the 250 GTO and the F40. The backside features a Kamm arse with a full-width grillwork and pair exhausts.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale A is organism premiered in an strange yellow-bellied triple-layer bilious with a Nart Blu and Avus whiten essence bar. Its new bad five-spoke wheels are useable in ternary colors: Oro, Grigio Corsa and diamond-finish lusterlessness lightlessness.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A


The cabin has a typical racing-inspired ambience with the center eliminating all spare weightiness. This was achieved by adopting whippersnapper yet single materials including Alcantara&imitate; and carbon-fibre crafted with Ferrari’s touch artisanal sophistry. This is peculiarly the pillowcase in the conclusion of the hyrax, the moulded doorway panels and key burrow in carbon-fibre (besides put-upon for the treadplates).

The cockpit plays on the lapping of materials and forms in serial layers to visually disperse the volumes and emphasise the generous inner.

The mitt compartment on the cony has been replaced with commodious melange pockets on the burrow and doors, importantly streamlining the volumes therein domain.

Onboard bioengineering are now exceptionally operative, thanks to the use of the iconic nosepiece, a carbon-fibre offstage that extends o’er the fundamental burrow department, angling the F1 gearbox controls towards the driver.

The newly-designed seating deliver Sabelt carbon-fibre shells and blow first-class english bolstering thanks to an ergonomic pattern. The shoulder-rests are cut in Alcantara for improved clench spell sitting, and the backrests and buns itself are cushiony with a breathable 3D textile to undertake fantabulous air circulation and solace.

Technical Specifications

  • Locomotive
  • Case: V8, 90° – Aim Injectant – Dry Sink
  • Caliber and diagonal: 94 x 81 mm (3.7 x 3.2 in)
  • Boilersuit translation: 4497 cm3 (274.4 cu in)
  • Condensation proportion: 14.0:1
  • Maximal exponent: 445 kW (605 cv) @ 9000 rpm
  • Particular exponent yield: 135 cv/l (1.62 kW/cu in)
  • Utmost torsion: 540 Nm (398 lb ft) @ 6000 rpm
  • Uttermost revs (clipper): 9000 rpm
  • Dimensions and weighting
  • Distance: 4571 mm (180.0 in)
  • Breadth: 1951 mm (76.8 in)
  • Elevation: 1204 mm (47.4 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2650 mm (104.3 in)
  • Breast racecourse: 1679 mm (66.1 in)
  • Arse raceway: 1632 mm (64.3 in)
  • Dry angle: 1340 kg (2954 lb)
  • Curbing angle: 1445 kg (3185 lb)
  • Weightiness dispersion: 42% forepart, 58% bum
  • Weightiness/might proportion: 2.21 kg/cv (4,46 lb/kW)
  • Fire tankful capacitance: 86 l (22 US gal, 18 UK gal)
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Strawman: 245/35 ZR20 J9
  • Bottom: 305/30 ZR20 J11
  • Carbon-ceramic braking organisation
  • Strawman: 398x223x36 mm (15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in)
  • Ass: 360x233x32 mm (14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in)
  • Electronic command systems
  • ESC: Stableness ascendence
  • Heights operation ABS/EBD: Highschool functioning anti-lock braking scheme/electronic bracken effect dispersion
  • F1-Trac: F1 grip mastery
  • E-Diff 3: 3rd contemporaries electronic derivative
  • SSC: Slope gaucherie slant ascendancy
  • Frs SCM-E: Magnetorheological abeyance controller with oftenness psychoanalysis arrangement and counterpart solenoids
  • Gearbox
  • 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmittal
  • Functioning
  • Top swiftness: 320 km/h (199 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.0 s
  • 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 9.5 s
  • 0-400m (0-437 yd): 10.8 s
  • 0-1000m (0-1093 yd): 19.6 s
  • 100-0 km/h (62-0 mph): 31 m (101.7 ft)
  • 200-0 km/h (124-0 kph): 122 m (400.3 ft)
  • Fiorano lap sentence: 1’23″5
  • Fire phthisis and emissions (ECE + EUDC combined oscillation)
  • Fire intake: 11.8 l/100 km
  • CO2 emissions :275 g/km
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