The Ferrari 458 Speciale has been fully revealed before making its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The supercar was originally rumored to be carrying a nameplate of Scuderia or Monte Carlo, but it turns out the Italian automaker chose Speciale nameplate.
Under its hood, the new 458 Speciale is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.5-liter V8 engine that has been modified in order to deliver up to 605 horsepower at 9,000 rpm (135 HP/liter) and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. This allows the supercar to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.0 seconds and takes almost nine seconds to complete 0-124 mph.
In terms of styling, the Italian automaker is working with Pininfarina, also to create the car’s aerodynamics. SSC system (Slip Angle Control) has been installed on the Speciale; it’s serves to analyze the car’s slip angle and optimizes torque management via TCS.
In addition, the 458 Speciale is also equipped with front/rear moveable aerodynamic flaps in order to automatically reduce drag and balance downforce. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires have been developed specifically for this supercar, which is claimed to offer better grip in wet conditions.