Report: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider Limited to 458 Units
We’ve known about the 458 Speciale Spider — or whatever it name ends up being — since June 2014, and we all know that it’ll essentially be mechanically identical to its coupe sibling. This means that it’ll carry a 4.5-liter, V-8 engine with 605 cv (596 ponies) and 398 pound-feet of torque. This should translate to a 0-to-60-mph time in the low-three-second range. What we didn’t know, until today, is just how limited it will be.
According to 4WheelsNews, the 458 Special Spider will be limited to exactly 458 units. The website does not list a source, other than the typical "insider," so a grain of salt may be in order.
Other details that 4WheelsNews learned while talking to a "friend" who attended a special unveiling of the Spider include some styling variations between this and the coupe model. The main variances of note are the different stripes that come on the Spider model and two new wheel options. Like the report of the number of units, the source is an unnamed "friend," so this could end up not being the case.
We should learn all the juicy details soon, as we expect to see the 458 Speciale Spider in the flesh at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.
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Why It Matters
It’s no surprise to hear about Ferrari limiting a model to a certain number, but to hear about limiting the 458 Speciale Spider to only 458 units is a tad surprising. To my knowledge, the 458 Speciale is not nearly as limited, so why limit the convertible version? The only reasoning I can come up with its that the Spider may end up having even more to offer than its coupe brother, aside from its convertible top.