Customer deliveries of the Ferrari 458 Speciale began a few weeks back and it has been very interesting to see the wide variety of colour specification that have been ordered. The aggressive scoops, ducts and inlets of the car look great but darker colours see to suit the cars design and the traditional red cars seem to be less popular than previous generations.

Here we have a dark grey car car complemented by black NART (North American Racing Team) stripes. The car has been spotted in the wild and looks fantastic in the dry Portuguese sunshine with its darker wheel finish and menacing stance.

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 597 hp and 398 lb-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 9000 rpm while max torque is reached at 6000 rpm.

Photographer: Joao Meneses

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