If there’s anyone who knows his way around a fast Ferrari, it’s Jeff Segal. So, because it’s the week of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’ve got him with us live from Circuit de la Sarthe. What’s that like? Do the teams bring extra-strong espresso? Ask anything you want right now!
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is destined to become a great collector’s car, but for one “enthusiastic British owner,” it just wasn’t enough.
Dreary, rainy weather isn’t always bad, especially when hundreds of Italian horses decide to pose in it. Use it as a metaphor for your week ahead—sure, Monday morning is a dreary time, but there’s always something beautiful waiting in the rain. (That was overly poetic, but hey. It’s fine.)
Here’s a video that’s so insane, it’s been compared to driving Forza on Easy mode with all the assists on. It doesn’t look real, but it’s what happened when Jono Lester restarted in 32nd position at the Australian GT Championship’s first race of the 2015 Clipsal 500 weekend. Watch this, and I’ll even offer to help…
For the average person, the easiest way to track a supercar is through a “supercar experience”-type program. Many of these let you loose on a real track in a supercar for a set number of laps. I tried out Xtreme Xperience’s Ferrari 458, and I’m not sure I wanted to let them have it back.
Above read claim has nothing to do with the massive Jalopnik stickers involved. Nope, not a thing.
Who needs a fancy readout of G-forces when the obvious solution is staring you right in the face every time you browse the Arts & Crafts section of the store? Googly eyes are the most genius way to illustrate how hard your car is trying to pull your body one way or the other: fact.
A massive crash took Mark Webber in the number 20 Porsche out of the race in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of São Paulo. The Porsche 919 collided with Matteo Cressoni in the number 90 Ferrari 458 of 8 Star Motorsports, then hit the wall.
Take a 458 Speciale, get rid of its roof, fill it up with blue carbon fiber and what you end up with is the Speciale A, a 597 horsepower drop top that can still bend time and space.
As penniless teenager, I used to sometimes find myself (paradoxically) in the spotless showroom of Ferrari of Houston, just to stare. All of my heroes from the magazines I studied — here they were. It was a serene place: you step softly around the showroom, more like a museum than a car dealership. If I had dragged…
See that? It's a Ferrari with some dragons on it. Yes, they sold it like that from the factory.
I've gotten some feedback from our European readers, that CarBuying should cover more in regards to the international market. Well, this one is for you. Edo Competition in Germany has this custom ordered "Niki Lauda Edition" 458 listed for only 285,000 Euro (aprox 386k USD).
I'm not sure what's the best part of this story — that Deadmau5 is selling his Nyan Cat Ferrari 458 for $380,000 or that he's doing it on Craigslist.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Noble M600 Carbon Sport may be V8-powered mid-engined competitors, but that's where many of the similarities end. The flat-plane wail of the Ferrari and the deep-throated turbo'd rumble of the Noble are each a symphony on their own, but now you can enjoy both with this pair of videos.
It has some neat stuff like carbon fiber seats for $7,600, $20,200 carbon fiber engine cover - even the paint, called Azzurro Monaco, with the Silverstone roof adding is worth almost $18,000.
This is it. Less than 3,000 lbs dry weight. Over 600 horsepower. It's the Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Amazingly, the Ferrari 458 Italia has been around since 2009 now, but I'm still not sick of looking at it. Alex Goy from XCAR says it's the most beautiful Ferrari to come along in years; I fully agree.