Ferrari 458 Speciale around Elba
We take the harder, faster Fezza on a road trip round an idyllic Italian island. Yeah, tough day
Posted: 27 May 2014
The 458 Speciale is also the most aero-efficient Ferrari road car ever. Its nose features movable flaps that activate at around 105mph to reduce drag across the front of the car and generate more global downforce. There's a side vane ahead of the rear wheelarch, which also increases downforce without adding drag because it's fixed to a horizontal surface. But perhaps the most impressive thing is that Ferrari has completely reconfigured and repackaged the 458's exhaust system in order to get the aero numbers it needed from the rear diffuser. That's a serious amount of effort for a low-volume special.