The 458 MM Speciale Is Ferrari’s Newest One-Off Supercar
It’s custom-made for one lucky buyer.
Bianco Italia white paint, Italian flag tricolor and blacked-out windshield pillars are the signature styling cues of the latest custom one-off Ferrari, the 458 MM Speciale.
Those are the icing on the cake that includes all-new aluminum bodywork with enlarged air intakes and carbon fiber bumpers. The Speciale burst into view with its shakedown test drive at Ferrari’s private Fiorano test track in the hands of Dario Benuzzi, who’s countless hours at Fiorano make him the track’s master.
The nose of the 458 MM Speciale is, improbably, even lower than that of the regular 458, with its radiators leaned further back to permit a lower hoodline. The tail wears a spoiler that balances the revised aerodynamics of the MM’s custom bodywork.
The MM’s lines were penned by Ferrari’s Styling Center to the requirements of the customer who asked for a visor-like wrap-around appearance, which is the source of the blacked-out windshield pillars and the contrasting white paint.
Inside, the lucky (and presumably very rich) mystery buyer will enjoy Cioccolato leather upholstery with white stitching. Unlike regular Speciales, this one is equipped with a powerful audio system, giving the driver an alternative to listening to the lovely voice of Ferrari’s final naturally aspirated 598-horsepower V8 engine.
The 488 GTB that replaced the 458 features a more powerful, if less tuneful, twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
We can only hope the Speciale’s owner appreciates all of these ultra-unique car’s stunning details.