The Ferrari 458 MM Speciale is here !
What is the 458 MM Speciale? I don’t know if you remember this but I had already written an article about this specific car a while back. Indeed, it was “spied” at the Fiorano test track and it already looked quite awesome (at least to me). Well, Ferrari has lifted the veil on this “secret” and it was what we all suspected: a Special Project.
The Ferrari 458 MM Speciale is Ferrari’s latest and very exclusive model to come out of their “One-off programme” (aka Special Projects). For its first official steps, the british owner lapped the Fiorano circuit with Dario Benuzzi, Ferrarir’s chief test driver. The Ferrari 458 MM Speciale was built on the chassis and running gear of the Ferrari 458 Speciale (that was sort of obvious looking by the front hood and general lines, though one could believe there was a hint of 488 down there). It’s finished in Bianco Italia (white) with Cioccolato (dark brown) leather upholstery and paying tribute to the italian flag from front to back.
One of its most prominent features, at least to me, is the “cockpit” feeling we get from the windshield and side windows: it almost looks discontinued and like one solid block offering a neat 360-degree-vision. This is one of the details that makes one think of the Lotus Evora upon looking at the 458 MM Speciale (or maybe even an Alfa Romeo 4C). I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited to see these one-off models being built and above all, driven. Just like the Ferrari F12 TRS we keep seeing over and over (last I checked it was a few days ago in Corsica). As far as prices go, just like any one-off model to come out of Maranello, it should probably be well beyond the 3 million USD price tag.