One of the most important shows in the automotive calendar is for sure the Paris Motor Show or Mondial de l’Automobile. This is the event where you can see many world debuts for both production cars and concept vehicles. Some of the best cars presented at this year’s Paris Motor Show were Bentley Mulsanne Speed, Maserati Alfieri, Lamborghini Asterion, Volkswagen XL Sport and Infiniti Q80 Inspiration.
Ferrari also chose to present new supercar at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Ferrari 458 Speciale A is the most powerful convertible ever produced by the Italian manufacturer. Talking about its name we have to mention the additional A which comes from the Italian word Aperta, meaning “open.” Ferrari 458 Speciale A will be produced in a limited edition of 499 units.
Ferrari Speciale A boasts 597bhp at 9000rpm and 398lb ft of torque at 6000rpm. Powered by a 605hp V8, the car rockets from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds. The retractable hard top retracts and deploys in just 14 seconds.
The car was presented in a yellow body with a Blue Nart and Bianco Avus stripe running from nose to tail, an homage to Luigi Chinetti’s legendary American racing team which won many endurance classics in the 1960s in Ferraris. The cockpit has a matching yellow color for the seats along with Alcantara, and the door panels, center tunnel and tread plates will be covered in blue carbon fiber.