The World Premiere of Spider version of the 458 Speciale was held at the Paris Motor Show, and in the meantime, Ferrari announced that the first copy was sold at auction in Beverly Hills. The car is officially called the 458 Speciale A (And by “Aperta” – “open” in Italian), and will be offered in a limited edition of only 499 pieces. The first of these 499 copies was sold last week for $ 900,000, at the auction held during a special event in Beverly Hills, where the Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary on the market of the United States.
The roof at 458 Speciale A model opens / closes in 14 seconds, thanks to its aluminum construction the whole mechanism adds just 50 kg to the weight of the car compared to the 458 Speciale Coupe, which in practice means that the 458 Speciale A is heavy 1340 kg.
Ferrari 458 Speciale A launches 4.5-liter V8 engine with 445 kW / 605Hp at 9000 r / min., and accelerates from 0 to 60mph in exactly 3.0 seconds.
Like the 458 Speciale Coupe, and 458 Speciale A is characterized by improved aerodynamics, modified suspension and exhaust system (with two tailpipes), racing lane (here in Blu Nart and Bianco Avus color combination), Brembo brakes, Grigio Corsa-spoke alloy wheels of 20 inches, specially developed tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, F1-Trac traction control, E-Diff electronic differential and the new Side Slip Angle Control (SSC) system.