The latest creation to come out of Ferrari’s One-Off customizations program has been revealed at the automaker’s famed Fiorano test circuit in Maranello, Italy, the 458MM Speciale.
The Ferrari Styling Centre has yet to disappoint since taking over from Pininfarina in 2013, and the 458MM Speciale is no exception. The client specifically asked for a “visor,” type greenhouse, with a rearward sloping roof, black painted A-pillar and wraparound windscreen with a seamless surface. Ferrari says this look was inspired by the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO.
The new bodywork is pleasing to the eye, but it also contributes to cooling. The front end funnels more air to the radiators, and the distinctive side air scoops do the same for the engine. The bodywork is also lightweight aluminum save for the front and rear bumpers, which are carbon fiber. An integrated rear spoiler also distributes airflow evenly across the rear of the car.
As the name suggests, the 458MM Speciale utilizes the running gear from the Ferrari 458 Speciale – a 597 horsepower 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Apart from the bodywork, this car also differs with an enhanced audio system, Cioccolato leather upholstery, white stitching and white accents.