Ferrari 458 Speciale video. Why call it special?

ferrari-458-speciale-AP-04-dm-700px-1Competizione, Challenge Stradale, Scuderia and now Speciale. Last names for more than two decades have accompanied the traditional sporting prancing horse, carrying the engine behind eight-cylinder vee. The last of the special versions of Maranello we have already spoken in our weekly High Performance, but the protagonist in this year 2013 – and for many years – will be the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the last Italian gem for those who frequent the circuits .

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is more powerful than the 458 Italia we already know from a few years ago, with a total of 605 hp. It is also 90 kilograms lighter. For the same reason the relationship between weight and power smiles and dials the 0-100 km / h in 3 seconds flat. But the most innovative and striking Speciale, in my opinion, is still the Ferrari aerodynamic work with a range of fixed and assets designed to optimize to an almost obsessive effectiveness and speed of this sport in straight and curve.

Without going into too much detail about basic aerodynamic concepts, Ferrari explains the operation and direction of the mobile flaps of the new Ferrari 458 Speciale, a total of five, installed on the front (two horizontal and two vertical) under the front and in the rear diffuser.

The front flaps have been designed to channel airflow to the radiator front, less than 170 km / h, or to the side spoilers for increased down force that brings poise to the front axle more than 170 km / h along with the flat bottom flap of the 458 Speciale. The fifth flap, the rear diffuser, is responsible for increase or decrease the downforce and provide stability curve based on an algorithm that works with the information received from the switchboard of Ferrari.

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