With its clean lines showcased brilliantly in white rather than racing red, the Ferrari 458 MM (Mille Miglia) Speciale is the latest one-off stallion in the Prancing Horse stable. Based on the 458 Speciale, but built by the Ferrari Styling Centre to a British collector’s unique aesthetic specifications, the custom coupe is presented in a new, handcrafted aluminum body (with composite carbon-fiber bumpers) with accents evocative of the Italian flag.
Saddled with a 596 hp V-8 engine (generating up to 398 ft lbs of torque) and a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission, the car is quick out of the gate. Able to cover zero to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 mph, the speedster’s performance was recently ratified by Ferrari’s chief test driver, Dario Benuzzi, on the marque’s Fiorano Circuit.
The exterior styling alludes to the car’s speed and power. A visor-like glasshouse (given continuity by a black A-pillar similar to the 1984 Ferrari GTO) caps a visually dynamic beltline flowing back from the front-wheel arch to its terminus at the tail. Improvements to airflow include altered side intakes, angled coolant radiators (placed in close proximity to one another), and a rear spoiler to disperse downforce. The already aggressive appearance and athletic stance are further enhanced by a wheel set exclusive to this variant.
And as if being ensconced in cutting-edge coachworks and listening to the symphonic power train was not pleasing enough, the driving experience is bolstered by an advanced audio system that resonates throughout an interior slathered in Cioccolato leather with white contrast stitching—ciao bella. (ferrari.com)