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  • Video: Ferrari 458 Speciale Gets Pushed Hard in the UK
    Ferrari 458 Speciale tested on the limit - is this the world’s best supercar?

    The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the most focussed version of one of the world’s greatest supercars. And Ferrari says this incarnation of the 458 Italia is more fun than a Ferrari F40. Steve Sutcliffe pushes the Speciale to its limits to find out.
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    The Ferrari 458 Speciale is claimed - by its maker - to be the most fun mid-engined V8 Ferrari ever. And that’s some claim if you look back through the firm’s catalogue. This latest incarnation of the 458, the most focussed yet, costs £208,000, makes 597bhp, revs to 9000rpm and weighs 90kg less than the standard car. It also has a new manettino setting that allows the driver to go sideways with the ESP still engaged. It is, by any stretch, a truly great supercar. But can it deliver on the promise of being more fun than an F40? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

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