As Travis has covered previously, the new 458 Speciale A, was unveiled by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris. A limited edition special series of just 499, it is the most powerful Ferrari spider ever built, thanks to an unprecedented V8 engine and active aerodynamics. It sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3 seconds and its retractable hard top deploys and retracts in a mere 14 seconds. The 458 Speciale A makes its debut in a triple-layer Modena yellow livery with central Blu NART and Bianco Avus stripe.
However, it is far from the only motoring gem that Maranello has brought along to the Paris Show.
On the technology front, the Ferrari California T on the stand is equipped with CarPlay, the innovative Apple system that integrates with the car’s own infotainment set-up to provide instant and intuitive voice and touch functionalities: everything from phone calls to map use, messaging to playing music. This extends the Apple system’s incorporation into the Ferrari range which began with the FF, the first car in the world to offer CarPlay.
Also on the Paris stand is an upgraded Tailor Made atelier which makes available the exclusive personalisation programme that allows owners to create their own bespoke car. It plays host to an FF in Grigio Abu Dhabi with details in the historic Grigio Ferro Met. The car’s cabin also features luxury materials, such as buttery-soft Frau “Soul Aretha” leather and elegant “Solaro”, a slightly iridescent tailoring fabric. Meticulous care has been lavished on the choice and execution of every one of the many original details aboard, from teak and ash trim accents in the cabin to the lining of the boot in woven leather and textile.
The new 458 Speciale A will be flanked on the stand by the rest of the current range with liveries, colours and details selected to represent the very best of Ferrari tradition and exclusivity Ferrari.