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Ferrari 458 Speciale: $550K supercar debuts in Australia

The most powerful naturally aspirated V8-powered sports car in Ferrari's history - the Ferrari 458 Speciale - has debuted in Australia before the arrival of the first right-hand-drive cars in the second quarter of 2014. Revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show, the 458 Speciale is an enhanced version of the regular Ferrari 458 Italia, continuing the tradition started by the 360 Challenge Stradale and most recently extended by the 430 Scuderia...

Ferrari 458: Niki Lauda special revealed

A unique Ferrari 458 Italia celebrating Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda has been revealed by the Italian car maker. Personalised by Ferrari for an owner, the red 458 Italia harks back to the Prancing Horse's mid-1970s racecars with an Italian flag emblazoned on its white roof. White accents on the front bumper, side skirts and rear spoiler compliment the theme along with gold alloy wheels...

Ferrari 458 Speciale let loose on track: video

The Ferrari 458 Speciale has been let loose on track in a new clip from the Prancing Horse brand. Officially unveiled at this week's Frankfurt motor show, the Ferrari 458 Speciale follows in the footsteps of the hardcore 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia and features a 445kW/540Nm 4.5-litre V8 and moveable aerodynamics...

Ferrari 458 Speciale revealed

The Ferrari 458 Speciale brings unprecedented speed to the company's V8-powered supercar as well as moveable aerodynamics that will be applied to future models. The Speciale will be shown at September's Frankfurt motor show and follows predecessors such as the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia – including the same design theme of stripes running down the middle of the roof and bonnet...

Ferrari 458 Scuderia expected at Frankfurt: report

A lightweight Ferrari 458 Scuderia with up to 450kW is expected to be revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show, according to a US report. Car and Driver reports that sources in Italy have suggested the Ferrari 458 Italia Scuderia will bring with it more power and less weight and refinements to the rear-wheel-drive supercar’s transmission and aerodynamics...

Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa lap Catalunya in Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari has released footage of its two Formula One drivers taking turns lapping Spain's Circuit de Catalunya in a Ferrari 458 Italia. Riding together, and sharing banter, the two Ferrari F1 drivers each lap the 4.655km circuit in a spirited fashion with Fernando Alonso first behind the wheel of the 419kW/540Nm Ferrari 458, before they swap seats and Felipe Massa takes the reins...

Ferrari Enzo successor caught on public roads

Set to debut at the Geneva motor show in March, the Ferrari F150, successor to the legendary Ferrari Enzo, has been snapped during public road testing. Ferrari released details of the F150’s advanced carbonfibre monocoque construction in October 2012 – the new tub (below) would be 20 per cent lighter, 22 per cent stiffer and 27 per cent more rigid than that of the Enzo – then followed in December with two teaser shots showing front and rear styling cues...

Ferrari apologises after 458 Italia burns rubber on ancient Chinese wall

Ferrari has been forced to apologise after an employee of a Chinese dealership burned tyre marks into an ancient wall in one of the Italian manufacturer’s limited edition supercars. A Ferrari 458 Italia was placed on top of a section of the 600-year-old monument in the city of Nanjing as part of a publicity event designed to celebrate 20 years of Ferrari in the Chinese market...

Ferrari 458 and California recall negligible for Australia

Just one Ferrari 458 Italia and one Ferrari California in Australia are affected by a global recall of a small batch of the Italian brand’s V8-powered supercars. Ferrari has recalled 192 models worldwide of the coupe and convertible supercars out of 12,000 built so far...

Ferrari 458 Italia special edition released to mark Chinese milestone

Ferrari is celebrating 20 years in China with a new exhibition and a new supercar. To mark the anniversary of the sale of the first Ferrari in China - a Ferrari 348 TS ordered by a Beijing customer in 1992 - Ferrari is opening an exhibition at the Italia Center in the Shanghai World Expo Park and releasing a China-only limited edition 458 Italia...

Ferrari 458 Spider debuts at Melbourne Grand Prix

The Ferrari 458 Spider has had its public debut at the 2012 Melbourne Grand Prix with the Italian manufacturer confirming a $590,000 price tag for the open-top version of the 458 Italia. The new soft-top lead a parade of 64 Ferraris, with Ferrari Formula One Team Test Driver Marc Gene at the helm, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Ferrari’s arrival to Australia...