The Original Ferrari 458 Speciale A – Offered Up for a Noble Cause

A car so special they only made 499 of them. The very first Ferrari 458 Speciale A to be manufactured, went on auction at Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary event in the US, Beverley Hills on 12/10/14. It sold for the approximate price of £583,000($900,000); a sum nearly 4 times what you would pay for your ‘standard’ Ferrari 458 Speciale (£208,000 / $321,000). The purchase can not only be regarded as a smart investment, but also as a good deed, due to the proceeds being donated to the Italian charity Daybreak; an organisation dedicated to raising money to find a cure for rare diseases.

Not a fan of the vintage Ferrari yellow? You can design your own Ferrari 458 Speciale A.

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Acceleration

So what’s so special about the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta? Despite effortlessly reaching 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, which is the space of time it takes you to say the cars name, there are only 499 of these stallions in existence. With improvements from the 458 model, including a faster, more aggressive gear shift and a lighter body, you can liken the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta to a 458 model that has spent a few extra sessions at the gym. It has been outlined by Tom Ford at TopGear, to have the potential of one day becoming a classic and with only 499 models, the exclusivity of owning one may see that his asset appreciates well over time.

The Ferrari 458 Successor…

As the Ferrari 458 replaced the Ferrari F430 in 2009, so now is it’s turn to step down from the super car spotlight. It’s successor is here. Ferrari’s latest super car and replacement of the 458 Speciale – The Ferrari 488 GTB.

Reaching 0-60 at the same rate as the Ferrari 458 Speciale A, the improvement in acceleration can be seen in its reach from 0-124 mph in 8.4 seconds; a second faster than the 458 Speciale. It has been said before that the sound of a Ferrari is a key element of the cars desirability. Would you say the sound of the 488 is its main appeal?

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Adam is a freelance writer that focuses on luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.