The newest Prancing Horse will make its official debut at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed Ferrari 458 Speciale, it is a bettered version of the 458 Italia which was introduced four years ago also at the Frankfurt show.
At the core it has a potent 4.5-liter V8 engine with 596 hp. This combined with improved aerodynamics and a lighter overall weight (2,843 lbs.) results in new performance figures that you can’t help but get very excited about. The Speciale can complete the Fiorano Circuit in 1 min 23.5 sec, it can reach 124 mph in 9.1 seconds, and it can go from 0 to 62 mph in only 3 seconds.
According to Ferrari, the most important feature in the new model is its adjustable aerodynamics. Both the front and the rear of the car are equipped with movable parts that cut drag and improve downforce, making this the most aerodynamically efficient range production car ever produced by the Italian automaker.
Other cool features are the Side Slip angle Control system, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 rubbers, the highest lateral acceleration in Ferrari history (1.44 g), as well as the fastest response time of any other Prancing Horse (0.060 s). Though the price has not been revealed yet, it doesn’t take a genius to know this baby will be far from affordable.