2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
Where the 458 Italia is a surprisingly civilized and usable everyday car, the 458 Speciale carries with it an exceptional sense of occasion. Considerably lighter and more powerful, the Speciale is substantially re-engineered to transform it into an intensely focused, dynamic, and visceral car. This experience is defined by the 9,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted V8, Ferrari's last, marking the end of a glorious era.
This particular 458 Speciale is distinctively finished in Blu Tour de France with Giallo (yellow) racing stripe and Nero Alcantara interior. Other options include yellow brake calipers, black wheels, Scuderia shields, carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, yellow technical fabric seat inserts, yellow seat belts and stitching, fire extinguisher, audio/navigation system, and carbon fiber engine compartment trim. Additionally, the following special factory requests were performed: center console button rings in yellow, carbon fiber shift paddles with yellow racing line. The car has spent most of its life in the Western United States, having been supplied new by Ron Tonkin in Portland, Oregon and remaining there until the end of 2019, when it was relocated to the east coast for 18 months before being purchased by a California owner. The car is well-maintained, having been serviced in September 2021 and replacement Michelin tires fitted (late 2020 date codes).