Ferrari collectors is time to start queueing again! Maranello will present the world premiere of Ferrari 458 Speciale A at the Paris Motor Show 2014. The “A” initial stands for “aperta” or “open” in Italian with reference to the spider body beneath which lurks the same mechanics as the Special coupe.
Only 499 of the new Cavallino roadsters will be built. The Speciale A is the most powerful and fastest convertible in Ferrari’s history. The new 458 Spider is ‘just’ a convertible version of the fixed-head 458 Speciale and boasts an aluminum retractable hard top which opens up completely in 14 seconds with an extra weight of only 50 kg compared to the closed version.
The 4497cc naturally aspirated V8 from 605 hp at 9,000 rpm (135 hp/liter specific power) and 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm is the common element with the fixed-head Speciale. According to Maranello this engine is able to ensure CO2 emissions of 275 g/km on the combined cycle with a dry weight of 1340 kg, and with a weight/power ratio equal to 2.21 kg/hp.
Ferrari claims a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of just 3.0sec dead. Nought to 200 km/h (124mph) takes just 9.5 seconds, while the lap time at Fiorano is equal to 1’23″5, according to the House. Such performances are achieved thanks to technical solutions such as front and rear active aerodynamics and the new SSC.
The 458 Speciale A is also recognizable for the original aesthetics. Not only the body comes with a unique livery in three-layer yellow, Nart blue and Avus white, but also the wheels five-spoke is in gray Corsa. Enter your new Ferrari and find beautiful seats in a new design with Alcantara trim and contrast stitching. Are you ready?