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Ferrari 458 Speciale: Speed Demon

Published: Feb 7, 2014 08:00:00 AM IST
Updated: Feb 7, 2014 08:39:43 AM IST
Ferrari 458 Speciale: Speed Demon
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Driving the Ferrari 458 speciale, the most exciting new car of 2014, means immediately changing your notion of what a supercar should be. It shifts quicker, turns sharper and stops shorter than the competition. With a 597hp engine and a body 200 pounds lighter than the earlier 458 Italia, it hits 60mph in under three seconds and tops out at 202mph. It’s selling out as fast as it drives: The first year’s worth, at around $298,000 apiece, are already spoken for. If you can’t get one, settle for the Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin Vantage.

(This story appears in the 21 February, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)