Imagine being a One Percent’er of society, albeit one that’s well vetted, and imagine that status alone has given you the power to put in a request with Ferrari to build a special car, just for you. Nobody else in the world, out of the seven billion heads in the world, but you.
That’s exactly one one British owner did, who was described as a “very enthusiastic owner” and Ferrari revealed the results. It seems this British owner wasn’t satisfied with Ferrari’s transition to forced induction for the 488 GTO. So, he gave Ferrari a ring so that they’d build him his own, special edition 458 Italia. It’s called the 458 MM Speciale, and it comes with much more than just a unique exterior color theme, modeled after the Italian flag.
It firstly comes with a different aluminum body with specially molded front and rear fascias, made from carbon fiber. The bodywork, although gorgeous, is also there for function as it improves cooling for the engine and transmission. Revised intakes also allow more cooler air for the engine, which is still the 458’s 4.5L naturally-aspirated V8, good for 605hp and 399 lb-ft of twist, through a seven-speed dual-clutch.
Hell, it would be nice if I called up Honda to ask them to specifically make me a six-speed V6 Accord sedan.
– By: Chris Chin