The Ferrari 458 MM Speciale: Designed in-house by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 458 MM Speciale was built on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale

Ferrari has unveiled its latest One-Off creation during the car’s first shakedown on the Fiorano circuit in the hands of Ferrari’s chief test driver Dario Benuzzi and the car’s enthusiastic British owner.

Designed in-house by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 458 MM Speciale was built on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale. Stylistically, the client was looking for extremely sporty lines and specified a ‘visor’ effect for the glasshouse: a black-painted A-pillar, very much in the style of the 1984 Ferrari GTO, helps provide a wraparound solution between the windscreen and side windows which thus meld into single, seamless glass surface. This solution simultaneously lowers the roofline and lends an aerodynamic sleekness to the full volume of the swept-back C-pillar.

Finished in Bianco Italia and complete with a livery that pays homage to the Italian flag, this unique coupé features all-new bodywork, handcrafted in aluminium with composite carbon-fibre bumpers front and rear. The 458 MM Speciale also boasts a new side air scoop, one of the most distinctive elements in an extensive revision of the aerodynamic package.

The radically modified aerodynamic solutions are already evident on the front of the car, where the bodywork hugs the coolant radiators which are more steeply inclined and mounted closer together than on the 458 Speciale. The side intakes were devised to allow direct additional cooling of the engine bay to compensate for the different rake of the rear. The tail features a spoiler which balances the downforce evenly and also completes the theoretical beltline that sweeps back along the side from the front wheelarch, giving the car a powerful and athletic stance.

The 458 MM Speciale sits on specific wheels exclusive to this very unique car, and an additional touch is the adoption of modified front and rear light clusters. Inside the cockpit upgrades include to an enhanced audio system and trim definition to match the owner’s specific wishes. The Cioccolato leather upholstery with white stitching is elegantly accented by a slew of neat touches such as the satin white rings around the tunnel controls.

TypeV8 - 90°
Bore and stroke94 x 81 mm (3.7 x 3.2 in)
Overall displacement4497 cm3
Compression ratio14:1
Maximum power**445 kW (605 cv) at 9000 rpm
Specific power output135 cv/l
Maximum torque540 Nm at 6000 rpm
Maximum revs (limiter)9000 rpm
**Including 3.7 kW by ram effect
Length4571 mm
Width1951 mm
Height1203 mm
Wheelbase2650 mm
Front track1679 mm
Rear track1632 mm
Dry weight*1290 kg
Kerb weight*1395 kg
Weight distribution42% front, 58% rear
Weight/power ratio2.13 kg/cv
Fuel tank capacity86 l
*With optional equipment

Maximum speed>325 km/h
0-100 km/h3.0 sec
0-200 km/h9.1 sec
0-400 m10.7 sec
0-1000 m19.4 sec
Weight/power ratio2.13 kg/cv
Fiorano lap time1'23''5