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PostSubject: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Ferrari 458 Speciale: More of everything (except weight)

A third variation of the 458 Italia is soon to be upon us. The 458 Speciale is a hard-core, focused version of the already rapid Ferrari supercar.
Let's start with the numbers. The 458 Speciale boasts the same 4.5-litre V8 as the standard car, but it's been given a 35 bhp power hike and puts out 597 bhp. Some basic maths tells us that it puts out 133 bhp per litre, which is more than any naturally aspirated engine before it.
Extra power means extra speed; the 458 Speciale will now hit 62 mph from rest in 3 seconds, down from 3.4 in the "lesser" models. It goes 0-124 mph in just 9.1 seconds, which in more realistic terms is the amount of time it takes a Mini Cooper to hit 62 mph. Damn.
Ferrari hasn't released a top speed as of yet, but it's safe to say it'll best the "base" model's 202 mph by some margin. However, the Italian firm has said it's 1.5 seconds faster around its test track than an Enzo and only half a second off the F12 Berlinetta's pace. Again: damn.
Its speed comes not only from its power but also its tweaked aerodynamics. Gone are the entry-level car's bendable wings, in are two massive air dams. There are wings on the side of its chin to smooth airflow over the front wheels and another set at the back to calm the wind rushing over the rears.
Ferrari has replaced the smooth bonnet with a pretty massive scoop, which means the boot underneath is probably now only suitable for a spare pair of pants and some wet wipes for a passenger.

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Like a 458 but faster
The rear has changed as well -- the Speciale's boot line ascends into a spoiler that sits over a mesh grille to allow its DCT gearbox to cool more easily. Ferrari has removed the F40-esque triple-pipe exhaust system and replaced it with two meaty-looking noise cannons reminiscent of the old 430 Scuderia. They sit above an intimidating looking rear splitter, too.
Technology has been employed to ensure the Speciale is as dynamically adept as ever. Ferrari has fitted it with Side Slip Control (SSC) so you can toy with its limits as much as you like. By measuring where the car is and cross checking with where the torque needs to be and where it actually is, SSC will keep you on the straight and narrow...unless you want to play, that is.
Weight was taken into account as well. Ferrari shed 90 kilograms over the "standard" car, bringing its unladen weight down to 1,290kgs. While much of its diet is under the skin, you get an impression of how much was done by looking in the cabin. You get no carpet, lightweight carbon-fibre seats, and a stripped-out centre console. The gearbox buttons once sat on a luxurious panel, now they perch on a carbon-fibre pointy stick of dreams.

Then we get to its name: Speciale. Ferrari felt it deserved such a title as its power, aero, and dynamic tweaks apparently make it the best it can be, putting it up there with the likes of the 360 Challenge Stradale and the 430 Scuderia.
You get less weight, more speed, racier looks, and more engineering with the Ferrari 458 Speciale. And we're 100 percent OK with that.

If this makes FM5....(excuse me, I must go somewhere and release some excitement)

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:42 pm

Shure is a purdy car you got yerself there mister.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm

i got 20 bucks saying it will not make the release.... HOWEVER it will be on the first or second dlc released for the game IF not the VIP edition's gifted cars.... Or maybe a Unicorn. Either way. It *will* make the game considering the way Forza loves its Ferrari's. You can bet your bonnet on that.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:56 pm

PS... at which point i will be joining Pred's team Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:54 pm

SaintedPlacebo4 wrote:
PS... at which point i will be joining Pred's team Wink
Cause You KNOW I will be saddling up in that steed!

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:27 pm

The back is beautiful. The exhaust looks so much better than the standard exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:52 am

I will be in that thing for sure though. Uhhhhh unless they include some kind of new porsche :'C which they wont because they wont have porsche again until a pack maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Admin/PredatorUSMC wrote:
SaintedPlacebo4 wrote:
PS... at which point i will be joining Pred's team Wink
Cause You KNOW I will be saddling up in that steed!
Ahhh just you wait until they put the C7.R in the game (or make the ZR1 representative of its current capabilities).
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:36 pm

The LSA wrote:
Admin/PredatorUSMC wrote:
SaintedPlacebo4 wrote:
PS... at which point i will be joining Pred's team Wink
Cause You KNOW I will be saddling up in that steed!
Ahhh just you wait until they put the C7.R in the game (or make the ZR1 representative of its current capabilities).
CTS-V.R is my response to all of you.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:04 pm

Dr PiiHB wrote:
The LSA wrote:
Admin/PredatorUSMC wrote:
SaintedPlacebo4 wrote:
PS... at which point i will be joining Pred's team Wink
Cause You KNOW I will be saddling up in that steed!
Ahhh just you wait until they put the C7.R in the game (or make the ZR1 representative of its current capabilities).
CTS-V.R is my response to all of you.
/win
Umm, that is not a production car dude!  That's a tuner car kind of like the Hennessey Performance Viper or the Hennessey Performance Ferrari 458. = Not the same.

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:17 pm

No one said anything about production only. I give you that the car is going to be good, but the C7.R was mentioned so I am just throwing in the fact that Cadillac will be kicking both of your asses in GT next season. Can not wait for a Cadillac that will actually be competitive enough to get the job done.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:30 pm

Looking forward to a Cadillac in GT. Although that's 2 seasons away. We have another season on FM4. Then we will see how things look before we commit to Season 12 on FM5.

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:41 pm

Im going to try my best to make every race next season. I know if I can make them then I know I can average a high finish and and get a championship. Just gotta make the dang races.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:15 pm

they confirmed that there is the race version of the caddy in fm5??
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:28 pm

No but I can't see why they would leave it out other than turn ten being gay. It was in three and its a great car since the reintroduction. Its kicking was over in PWC.
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:39 pm

on the other hand a bunch of cars in fm4 were unicorns and dlc for forza horizon
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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:51 am

this isnt the special... but it sure is special looking haha.

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:12 am

Yeah the spider is one of the best looking convertibles ever made of any manufacturer.

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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:45 pm


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PostSubject: Re: New Ferrari 458 Speciale   Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:15 pm

How guys like us learn to speak Italian:  Track footage from Fiorano.
http://www.w1supercars.com/videos/ferrari-458-speciale-a-lap-in-fiorano-with-raffaele-de-simone

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