By on October 2, 2014


Prefer your Ferrari 458 Speciale to allow the wind to rush through your hair? Then the 458 Speciale A is for you.

Behind your head is the same naturally aspirated V8 as the closed-cockpit model, delivering 605 stallions and 398 lb-ft of torque tightly controlled by the Speciale’s SCC traction control system.

Over your head is an aluminum roof that folds away when not needed, adding only 110 pounds to the total curb weight of 3,310 pounds. Ferrari claims this won’t affect the convertible’s nil to 60 run of 3 seconds, adding the Speciale A is the automaker’s most aero-advanced convertible ever.

Like the Speciale, the Speciale A is track-ready, from the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, to the Formula One-inspired gear awaiting the driver inside.

Alas, should you desire this one, only 499 will be assembled. Of course, if you’re on the list, you more than likely already got yours.

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9 Comments on “Paris 2014: Ferrari 458 Speciale A Unveiled...”

  • avatar

    This sure is a boring show, you either get supercars that still look straight out of the 90s, or economy cars with motorcycle sized engines.

    • 0 avatar

      You get more than that., they are only showing Supercars/Minis, tends to distort the picture. Recent NA shows have been nothing to write about either

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      Certainly goes to show how much of a finger you have on the current world car market. People the world over are very excited about the Paris Salon and it’s a virtual consensus this is the most important show in recent memory. Lots of important superminis, the return of real exotica, the death of the minivan and the crowning of the CUV as the supreme dictator of all things automotive, killing off station wagons, minivans and BOF SUVs. One can only hope real monocoque or unibody sedans and hatches will survive the onslaught.

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        More small cars to compete with small cars, more supercars to compete with supercars, the super cars could still pass as examples from a 90s autoshow.
        Minivan had sliding doors removed and replaced with traditional doors.

        I really hope this isnt what your talking about.

        What’s to want? The miata is the only thing that’s been shown that’s half exciting, and its debuting with less power than the old one.

        I hope recent memory doesn’t go further than two weeks ago.
        Nothing here is going to shake up the status quo, no major new technological break throughs have been shown. Still increasingly plastic cars with similar motorcycle engines, with increasing prices.

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    “Unveiled,” “Debuts,” “Bows,” “Arrives” … I salute TTAC’s deep well of synonyms for use on a day where lots of manufacturers are all engaging in the same verb.

    And huzzah for a new Ferrari, which, like it’s predecessors, will be more of a pleasure to own than a house of the same price.

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    soo hot until you see the prancing horse on the intake fin. still what an interior!

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    S2k Chris

    If only this edition would cause the ‘regular’ 458 Spyder to plummet in price to, say, $25k or so, it would make the day of us humble enthusiasts who would be plenty satisfied with the plebian version.

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