Ferrari auctions first 458 Speciale A for a staggering $900,000

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 13, 2014

At an auction held this weekend during Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations in Beverly Hills, the first 458 Speciale Aperta was sold for a staggering $900,000. According to Ferrari, the money went to Daybreak, a charity that focuses on cures for rare genetic diseases. Although the official pricing for the 458 Speciale A (Aperta) was not released, we do know that in Europe the vehicle will start at around 216,000 euros before taxes, which means around $275,000.

This means that the first production 458 Speciale Aperta will definitely be the most expensive one sold by Ferrari. For those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but 4WheelsNews was the only website to announce it back in June.

The spider version of the 458 Speciale uses the same 4.5-liter V8 engine as the coupe, delivering 605 hp (445 kW) at 9,000 rpm an 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine pushed the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Moreover, the 458 Speciale A runs the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds and laps Ferrari’s Fiorano racetrack in 1’23”5. The vehicle auctioned by Ferrari featured a unique triple-layer yellow livery as well as a Blu Nart and Bianco Avus central stripe. Moreover, we find 5-spoke forged wheels in Grigio Corsa.

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