Ferrari 458 Speciale A Roars Into Paris Fashion Week

Sure, the newest Christian Louboutins turn heads during Paris’s fabled Fashion Week. But can they go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds? Mais non. The newest Ferrari 458 Speciale A most certainly can. Skinny supermodels, step aside.

by Kimberly Phipps

The 458 Speciale A made its world debut at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. A limited edition special series of just 499 cars, the new model enhances the sublime pleasure of Ferrari drop-top driving with the blistering performance of the company’s most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 engine ever.

This latest spider is a celebration of the 458, a model which, in its various incarnations, has won a plethora of international motoring plaudits, at least three Best Performance Engine awards, as well as delivering many track victories, including a WEC title and wins in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona.

The 458 Speciale A (the A stands for Aperta) is powered by a V8 engine that delivers a maximum of 605 cv and a record specific power output of 135 cv/l. Torque stands at 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm. This adds up to a car capable of extraordinary performance (0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat) with very low CO2 emissions of just 275 g/km. (and look at those teeny tiny wing/flap things! so cute!!)

Shall we translate? That’s Italian for goes really, REALLY fast and looks spectacular doing it. Que bella!

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