Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ferrari | posted June 01, 2016 07:39
Ferrari Styling Center reveals the 458 MM Speciale
The Ferrari 458 Italia is no longer in production, but the company’s ‘One-Off’ program recently came up with a unique version of the stallion. Penned by the Ferrari Styling Center, it is called the 458 MM Speciale and features a heavily modified exterior, along with a bespoke paint finish.
According to Ferrari, the British owner of the one-off sports car wanted to have their 458 to bear a more extreme look courtesy of sporty lines, visor-like glass area and black-painted A-pillars reminiscent of the 1984 Ferrari GTO. Apart from that, the 458 MM Speciale also has an all-new aluminum body and carbon fiber front and rear bumpers.
The headlights and taillights were not left out as the Ferrari Styling Center also redesigned them for the 458 MM. Meanwhile, it also gets a specific set of wheels which are only available to this car alone. Rounding it all off are new side air scoops and the Bianco Italia paint.
Images of the cabin were not provided but Ferrari did say it benefits from new equipment. For starters, it gets an enhanced audio system, along with new interior trim. The Cioccolato leather seats and center console controls now get white contrast stitching for a refined look.
Under the rear hood, the 458 MM Speciale is driven by the signature 4.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8. As the engine was based off the standard 458 Speciale, it delivers 605 PS along with 540 Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The 458 MM Speciale made its official debut at the company’s Fiorano test track and was given a shakedown by Ferrari’s chief test driver Dario Benuzzi.