Official: Ferrari 458 Speciale Stage 1 by Novitec Rosso

While the Ferrari 458 Speciale has only been on the market for a couple of weeks, the experts over at Novitec Rosso have already got their hands on a grey 458 Speciale and upgraded it with their Stage 1 performance package.

Whereas the standard Speciale delivers 600 hp, the Ferrari 458 Speciale Stage 1 by Novitec Rosso sees power upgraded to 622 hp at a truly dizzying 9,200 rpm. The car has then been fitted with custom Novitec NF4 forged wheels finished in black with a bright yellow rim as well as blacked out taillights. Other than these changes, the Novitec Rosso 458 Speciale remains standard. However, that’s certainly not a bad thing.

A key piece of technology featured on the Ferrari 458 Speciale is the Side Slip Angle Control system. Abbreviated as SSC, the electronic system uses a special algorithm to analyse the slip angle of the Ferrari 458 Speciale. It then compares it to a target figure and then helps optimise torque distribution between the two driven wheels. What this creates is absolutely seamless slides and maximum traction when it is needed.

Official: Ferrari 458 Speciale Stage 1 by Novitec Rosso

In standard form, the 458 Speciale hits 100km/h in just 3 seconds and the car can then hit 200km/h in just 9.1 seconds. What’s more, Ferrari claims that the Ferrari 458 Speciale can sprint around the Fiorano test track in just 1:23.5 seconds thus making it 1.5 seconds faster than the standard car and just .5 seconds slower than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

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