Ferrari 458 Speciale A (Aperta) is the most powerful open-top Ferrari ever

Following numerous rumours, Ferrari has unveiled the 458 Speciale A (A for Aperta – Italian for “open”) ahead of its debut at next week’s Paris Motor Show.

Following the 458 Speciale (coupe) that debuted a year ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the open top 458 Speciale A features a a retractable hard top that opens/closes in 14 seconds.

The new aluminium roof construction adds 50kg compared to the coupe with the Special E weighing 1,340kg.

Power comes from the same naturally-aspirated 597bhp 4.5-litre V8 with 398 lb-ft of torque found in the coupe. 0-62mph comes in 3.0 seconds (just as the coupe) and 0-124mph in 9.5 seconds (+0.4 seconds compared to the coupe). Top speed was not mentioned, but very likely is a bit less compared to the coupe’s 202mph.

With 597bhp, the 458 Speciale A is company’s most powerful open-top model ever and it will be limited to only 499 units.

The car shown here is finished in a eye catching triple-layer yellow livery with a Blu Nart and Bianco Avus central stripe.

The interior shows exclusive blue carbon fibre used on the dash, the moulded door panels, central tunnel and treadplates, as well as the newly-designed seats in Alcantara with contrasting stitching and 3D technical fabric.

All this rides on lightweight Grigio Corsa five-spoke forged wheels fitted with specially developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

Ferrari 458 Special A

Ferrari 458 Special A steering

Ferrari 458 Special A rear

Ferrari 458 Special A interior

Ferrari 458 Special A front

Ferrari 458 Special A side rear

Ferrari 458 Special A front side

Ferrari 458 Special A side

Ferrari 458 Special A top view


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