In the tradition of the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia, the 458 Speciale if Ferraris hard edged faster & more exciting version of the 458 Italia. Power and torque have been increased, along with some new electronic systems introducing side slip angle control (SSC) to improve car control on the limit.
Visually the speciale has forged wheels, a vented bonnet, finned side sills, taller rear spoiler and redesigned bumpers. Active aero was also included das movable flaps in the front and rear of the car, which position to balance down force and cut drag at speed.
The 458 Speciale was a media favorite, winning numerous awards for it's precise and rewarding drive at the limit.