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Earlier, Ferrari announced it is working on a more track-focused version of the Ferrari F12. And they said that the new model won’t be a replacement, but will be sold alongside the actual F12. People call it the Speciale, others prefer to use the GTO. So far Ferrari hasn’t said a word about the name. Now, thanks to Motor Authority there are some available spyshots of the testing mule.

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As you can see, the new model has two front wings, a large three parts air intakes. On the hood, there are two air intakes, which is a new thing. That should work on cooling the engine, and giving a higher down force. The rear spoiler has been reworked. There is a separate part, maybe for a retractable rear wing. The car has a new rear diffuser. A carbon-fiber side skirt. The new aerodynamic package contributes to a higher downforce, but will reduce the top speed a little. Power is slightly increased, to 760 bhp, from the same 6,2L V12 engine. And there is a huge weight reduction, of 440 pounds (around 200 kg). Main enemy in visor is the Lamborghini Aventador LP-750 4 Superveloce. So far, Ferrari announces a 10 bhp more, and 100 kg less in weight. This should keep things going in competition between the two Italians.

Source : Motorauthority

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Since its first appearance in 2009, the 458 model, which came as a replacement to the F430, had a big success, whether it was in sales, or in motor sports, the model from the prancing horse manufacturer was a trouble maker for the competitors. Note that, the 458 had many success in the 24 hours of Lemans, 24 hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring, and other endurance races. Now there is a new model, the 458 Speciale A. A as in Aperta, which means, open in Italian.

The 458 Speciale A, is to be unveiled in this Paris Auto Show (October 4th to 19th 2014). It will have the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 Ferrari ever built. It is the same 4.5L V8 in the 458, but set to produce a huge 605 bhp (some say it will be jut 597) and 540 Nm of torque @ 6000 Rpm. It has one of the highest power per liter ratios : 135bhp/L. It will be fitted with a 7-speed double-clutch paddle-shift gearbox. Results are, stop to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, stop to 200 in just 9.5, and lapping around the Fiorano in 1:23:5. It will be the last naturally-aspirated V8 to be built by Ferrari. They will be replaced by Turbos V6, and Ferrari said that it is not thinking of eaving the V12’s.

On the outside, it is a spider version of the 458 Speciale. It will use the same folding aluminium hard-top system used by the 16M, the Scuderia Spider, which will give it 50 kg more on the Speciale, to make it weigh 1455 kg. The hard-top folding and unfolding will be achieved in just 14 seconds. It will have active rear and front aerodynamics, and plenty of stability system. The most interesting one is the SSC :Slide Slip Angle Control which changes the settings of the traction control and the rear differential for an enjoyable ride. On the inside, the dashboard, door panels, central tunnel, and many other will be in carbon fibers, because you know, Ferrari is about sport cars.

Only 499 will be made, Ferrari is to announce the price in this Paris Auto Show. All we know is, it will be the most enjoyable, fastest Ferrari Spider ever built