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I have to admit that I prefer the Ferrari 458 Italia over the look of the newer 488 GTB. Don’t get me wrong, the newer car looks great, but there is an element of perfection in the 458. But what I find hard to believe is that the chaps at Ferrari took the Italia and made it look 10 times better. The car looks perfect from every angle, and is probably why it was featured twice in our Drool articles already.
And then there is the name. Speciale. I remember back to the 80s when an uncle of mine turned up at our house with his new car. A Toyota Crown Super Saloon. Super it was not, but my brother and I found it hilarious how Toyota could use the word in the title. Choosing the name Speciale is a huge risk, but the trouble is in this case the Italians got it right! The 458 Speciale is even more special that the 458 Italia, and that’s not an easy achievement.
We will soon get the track tuned (aka bonkers) version of the 488, and you can read an article about it here: Hardcore 488. It will be better? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. One thing for sure, is that if it doesn’t have a shark fin, the 10 year old in me will definitely want a 458 Speciale.
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