Ferrari 458 MM Speciale – Custom body for 458-based one-off

One-off special has been built for a British client, and features new styling and a striking paint scheme

Ferrari’s in-house styling centre has developed a new special model for a secret British client based on the screaming 458 Speciale.

Called the 458 MM Speciale, it’s the work of the Ferrari Styling Centre and the company’s custom department and has made its debut at the Fiorano circuit undergoing its first shakedown.

There’s no word on whether the 458 MM Speciale’s powertrain differs from that of the Speciale on which it’s based – a 4497cc naturally-aspirated V8 developing 597bhp at an inconceivable 9000rpm – but the styling is distinctly different from the donor car.

The idea was for even more dramatic lines than the standard car, and the client specified a ‘visor’ style to the front windscreen and side windows, which Ferrari has achieved with black-painted A-pillars for a wraparound look.

It results in just a hint of Lancia Stratos to the glasshouse – or perhaps the Lotus Evora, once the sharply-creased front bumper and hip lines are taken into account – and an edgier feel to the car’s profile.

The bumpers front and rear are formed from carbonfibre while the rest of the bodywork is aluminium. Other notable features are prominent side scoops and the redesigned back end, which has hints of several recent Ferraris, including the 488 GTB and the F12.

Under the skin, Ferrari has moved the coolant radiators – now closer together under the tighter bodywork than before, and fed cool air by those redesigned side scoops.

The sharper shape is set off by specially-designed wheels, new front and rear light clusters and a coat of Bianco Italia paintwork, sporting a tricolore stripe down its centreline. Inside there’s new trim (with Cioccolato leather) and an enhanced audio system.

Recommended

Best supercars 2021 – the best of bedroom wall material
Best supercars header
Supercars

Best supercars 2021 – the best of bedroom wall material

We furrow through our favourite supercars of the moment, from Ferrari to Nissan, and all those in between
7 Apr 2021
New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed – a McLaren 600LT killer
Porsche 911 GT3 NA
Porsche 911 GT3

New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed – a McLaren 600LT killer

Motorsport technology to define new Porsche 911 GT3
6 Apr 2021
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor
Lamborghini Sian - rear
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor

Lambo's sci-fi hybrid system works well, but the Sian is still a proper warts-and-all V12 Lamborghini
14 Mar 2021
New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo
McLaren Artura front
McLaren

New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo

McLaren’s next generation has arrived with a fresh powertrain, chassis and tech
17 Feb 2021

Most Popular

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed
BMW M3/4 Competition xDrive tracking
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed

All-wheel-drive M3/M4 Competitions to arrive in late summer
18 Apr 2021
The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo
Mansory F8XX front
Ferrari F8 Tributo

The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari’s latest mid-engined V8 offering has been given a Mansory makeover
19 Apr 2021
Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head
Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage
Features

Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head

The latest Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage offer two different takes on the front-engined supercoupe formula. But which should you …
17 Apr 2021