Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta

A model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale Aperta is the most powerful spider in Prancing Horse history, effortlessly marrying extreme performance with the sublime pleasure of drop-top driving.

Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg. The 458 Speciale A sports the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by Ferrari. It punches out a massive 605 cv (135 cv/l specific power output) and 540 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm yet only generates 275 g/km of CO2 emissions.

The three international Best Performance Engine awards the V8 has won are acknowledged on a special plaque in the cockpit. The new car sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds and has a Fiorano lap time of 1’23”5. These superb results are thanks in great part to its front and rear active aerodynamics, the rigidity of a chassis that incorporates 10 aluminium alloys, and Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) which guarantees unparalleled sporty driving in all conditions, underscored by the seductively exhilarating signature Ferrari soundtrack.

As is the case with all Prancing Horse cars, the 458 Speciale A’s sculpted forms are absolutely performance-oriented. In fact, a series of innovative and original bodywork solutions has made the 458 Speciale A the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever.

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 2014

type V8, 90° – Direct Injection – Dry Sump
bore and stroke 94 x 81 mm (3.7 x 3.2 in)
overall displacement 4497 cm3 (274.4 cu in)
compression ratio 14.0:1
maximum power** 445 kW (605 cv) at 9000 rpm
specific power output 135 cv/l (1.62 kW/cu in)
maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lb ft) at 6000 rpm
maximum revs (limiter) 9000 rpm
Dimensions and Weight
length 4571 mm (180.0 in)
width 1951 mm (76.8 in)
height 1204 mm (47.4 in)
wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in)
front track 1679 mm (66.1 in)
rear track 1632 mm (64.3 in)
dry weight* 1340 kg  (2954 lbf)
kerb weight* 1445 kg (3185 lbf)
weight distribution 42% front, 58% rear
weight/power ratio 2.21 kg/cv (4,46 lb/kW)
fuel tank capacity 86 l (22 US gallon 18 UK gallon)
Tyres and wheels
front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0”
rear 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0”
Carbon-ceramic braking system
front 398x223x36 mm (15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in)
rear 360x233x32 mm (14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in)
Electronic Control System
esc Stability control
high performance abs/ebd distribution High performance anti-lock braking system/electronic brake force
f1-trac F1 traction control
e-diff 3 Third generation electronic differential
ssc Side slip angle control
frs scm-e Magnetorheological suspension control with frequency analysis system and twin solenoids
type 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
maximum speed 320 km/h (199 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.0 sec
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 9.5 sec
0-400m (0-437 yd) 10.8 sec
0-1000m (0-1093 yd) 19.6 sec
100 – 0 km/h (62 – 0 mph) 31 m (101.7 ft)
200 – 0 km/h (124 – 0 kph) 122 m (400.3)
fiorano lap time 1’23’’5
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE + EUDC combined cycle)
fuel consumption*** 11.8 l/100 km
co2 emissions*** 275 gr/km
*with optional equipment
**including 3.7 kw by ram effect
*** combined cycle with hele system (ece+eudc)