Lot 199 - 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
|Odometer reading||3,792 miles|
|Result||Sold - £379,220|
- Magnificent, unmarked condition
- Hydraulic front lift example
- Carbon kit interior
In Ferrari's first official announcement the 458 was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company's experience in Formula 1. The 458 is powered by a 4.5 litre V8 engine of the ‘Ferrari/Maserati’ F136 engine family, producing 562 bhp and 398 lb ft torque at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine also featured direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine set-ups in its road cars. The car's suspension features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear, coupled with E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems, designed to improve the car's cornering and longitudinal acceleration by 32% when compared with its predecessors. The brakes include a prefill function whereby the pistons in the calipers move the pads into contact with the discs on lift off to minimize delay in the brakes being applied. Ferrari's official 0–62 mph acceleration is an impressive 2.9 seconds, and the top speed is 210 mph.
Originally supplied by H. R. Owen in Kensington and registered on 17th April 2015, this fabulous low mileage Ferrari is accompanied by a comprehensive service history and is in totally unmarked condition. The most recent service was carried out by H. R. Owen on 11th October 2021 at 3,744 miles. Turn the ignition on, press the start button and hear the roar of power from the V8 engine. Engage first gear and be respectful of how much power is available under your right foot. A 458 Speciale offering up 562bhp combined with Formula One technology means this is a real driver’s experience from the Modena based manufacturer. Options added when the car was ordered new include the all-important hydraulic front lift kit, carbon kit to the interior, red brake calipers, front and rear parking sensors including camera, titanium exhaust pipes, carbon fibre engine covers and NART racing stripe. This fabulous supercar is finished in Rosso Corsa with a black and red Alcantara interior. A Ferrari 458 Speciale is aesthetically a fantastic looking car from every angle; this magnificent, unmarked example offers a driving experience that can only be described as luxury, style and speed all wrapped up in one visceral experience.
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