Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Takes On BMW i8, Nissan GT-R & Others

What we have here is the fastest convertible Ferrari 458 money can buy, the 458 Speciale Aperta. Definitely as gorgeous and as fast as its name would suggest, don’t you think?

Obviously, the only other convertible 458 is the Spider, which comes with a 570 HP engine, and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. If you think that thing is slow in any way, you need to stop going to work on a private jet.

The 458 Spider can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, which is awesome yet almost half a second slower than this car right here, the 458 Speciale Aperta.

Its engine output has been bumped from 570 PS to 605 PS and it’s lost about 90 kg (198 lbs) in weight, which helps it hit the 100 km/h mark in 3 seconds flat. That’s proper fast and we bet you’re curious to see how it handles cars such as the BMW i8 and the Nissan GT-R in a straight line.

We’re not going to ruin it for you and give it away, but let’s just say we’re a little surprised how well the BMW i8 held in there before, you know, it had to submit to the Ferrari’s awesomeness. Sorry, meant to say power-to-weight advantage.

The GT-R however is a 2 second car. Yeah, all it needs to hit 100 km/h is 2.7 seconds and that’s without any sort of mods.

The only problem we had with the races was the overall distance the cars covered. It was like drag racing between close intersections. They didn’t even have enough room to hit 200 km/h (124 mph).

On second thought, this right here was probably a more accurate representation of what you get if you’re ever challenged to a quick race between stop lights, and you happen to be driving the most amazing convertible Ferrari 458 ever made.

Of course, it’s best you stick to the drag strip when it comes to this sort of thing.

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  • Vassilis

    What a masterpiece

  • donald seymour

    Sad, that sound will be no more.

  • OnYour6

    Sounds like an odd comparison. A BMW on batteries, a Nissan that has so many computers that my toddler could go fast in it, and a 600hp fire breathing top down Ferrari.

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