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Photo of The Day: Ferrari 458 Speciale Among Lions in South African Savannah

Ferrari 458 Speciale Among Lions

Ferrari 458 Speciale Among Lions

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is a ferocious, raw and hardcore edition of the sublime Ferrari 458. As you will see from this photo, the Ferrari is not the only ferocious aspect as the latest car from the Italian marque has been joined by a pack of lions! The shoot was taken in South Africa’s wonderful savannah.

As a reminder, the Ferrari 458 Speciale features a modified variant of the regular 458 Italia’s 4.5-liter V8 engine. In Speciale guise, it delivers a total of 597hp and 398lb-ft of torque thus making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine ever produced by Ferrari. What’s more, Ferrari claims that thanks to it delivering 133hp per liter, it has the highest ever per liter output of a road-going naturally aspirated engine. Maximum power is achieved at 9000rpm while max torque is reached at 6000rpm.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale tips the scales at just 1290kg and Ferrari consequently claims a sprint time to 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 0.5 seconds slower than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

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