This is it. Less than 3,000 lbs dry weight. Over 600 horsepower. It's the Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Every time a new midengined Ferrari sports car comes out, everyone says the same thing - it's absolutely brilliant, just a step away from perfection. But what everyone really knows is that you should wait until the track rat version comes out. Cars like the F430 Scuderia, the 360 Challenge Stradale, and now this 458 Speciale.
The specific stats (as reported by Ferrari, which isn't always the most reliable source of information) are as follows:
- 605 horsepower at 9,000 rpm
- 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm
- 2,843 lbs (1290kg) dry weight, a 90kg saving
- 3.0 seconds for 0-62 mph
- 9.1 seconds for 0-124 mph
- 1 min 23.5 sec Fiorano lap time, 1.5 seconds faster than a 458 Italia
Now we just have to wait for the Frankfurt show to see the new aerodynamic scoops, vents, and bare carbon pieces in person.