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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) review: 25 facts and highlights

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

Why is Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) better than the average?

  • Top speed
    ?

    325km/hvs314.38km/h
  • Faster acceleration (0-100)
    ?

    3svs4.1s
  • Height
    1.2mvs1.26m
  • More horsepower
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    597hpvs512.91hp
  • Weight
    1.4tvs1.54t
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
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    8.5l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • Longer wheelbase
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    2.65mvs2.64m
  • Better fuel economy (city)
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    13.7l/100 kmvs16.68l/100 km

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
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A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
2.Has rear-wheel drive
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Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
4. less CO2 emissions
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The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

Best

BMW i8 (2014)

49g/km

275g/km

Dimensions

1.height
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1.11m

1.2m

2.width
?

Best

Lotus Elise (2014)

1.72m

1.95m

3.weight
?

Best

Alfa Romeo 4C

895kg

1.4t

4. shorter length
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Best

Lotus Elise (2014)

3.82m

4.57m

5. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Ferrari FF (2014)

2.99m

2.65m

Speed

1.top speed
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The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

447km/h

325km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

2.5s

3s

3. faster acceleration (0-200)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

6.7s

9.1s

Engine

1.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1566Nm

540Nm

2. more horsepower
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Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

597hp

3. larger engine size
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This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

Best

SRT Viper (2014)

8.4l

4.5l

4. more cylinders
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Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

16

8

5. better fuel economy (highway)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Lotus Elise (2014)

5l/100 km

8.5l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (city)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Lotus Elise (2014)

8.3l/100 km

13.7l/100 km

Features

1.Has in-car system
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An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
2.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)

2

1

3.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
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Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

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