458 Speciale2

Ferrari 458 Speciale

 
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1 review
Overall rating
 
8.4
Build quailty
 
7.5(1)
Reliability
 
10.0(1)
Performance
 
8.0(1)
Handling
 
9.0(1)
Safety & Security
 
8.0(1)
Touring capability (Luggage space, comfort etc)
 
8.0(1)
Main Dealer / Specialist experience?
 
7.0(1)
Servicing costs
 
10.0(1)
Availability of parts
 
8.0(1)
Ease of undertaking DIY work?
 
7.0(1)
Depreciation
 
8.0(1)
Feel good factor
 
9.0(1)
Would you recommend this car?
 
9.0(1)
458 Speciale
Overall rating
 
8.4
Build quailty
 
7.5
Reliability
 
10.0
Performance
 
8.0
Handling
 
9.0
Safety & Security
 
8.0
Touring capability (Luggage space, comfort etc)
 
8.0
Main Dealer / Specialist experience?
 
7.0
Servicing costs
 
10.0
Availability of parts
 
8.0
Ease of undertaking DIY work?
 
7.0
Depreciation
 
8.0
Feel good factor
 
9.0
Would you recommend this car?
 
9.0
Coming from an Audi R8 V10 Plus 1st gen, this was my first Ferrari and did not disappoint. The Speciale is a very charismatic car and I loved it and will hopefully have another in the future - probably a LHD for European road trips rather than the significantly more pricey RHD.  In future years the Speciale, as the last N/A V8, will always be more desirable, and will hopefully hold its price better, than the later 488 GTB/Pista/ F8 Tributo and whatever follows in the V8 turbo era.  

My main memories of the car are the sound of that engine cleanly revving through to 9000rpm. Being non-turbo, you do need to use the revs as the max torque of 398 ft/lb at 6000 rpm is a little mean.  The main thing to watch are the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres. Great in dry, damp and even fairly wet conditions but they are truly scary on roads with a layer of surface water on them. I well remember a horrible journey past Birmingham on the M42 in torrential rain. The only way to avoid sliding off was to follow large lorries at 50 in their tyre tracks. If you are not planning to seriously track the car, best change to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres which are available in the right sizes.   

Notes to the table above, in 3 years and 6000 miles, nothing ever went wrong and the servicing costs were zero as still within the 7 year maintenance plan included on all new Ferraris since 2011.
DB
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