Designed in-house by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the one-off 458 MM Speciale is built on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale. Stylistically, the unnamed British client was looking for extremely sporty lines and specified a ‘visor’ effect for the 458’s glasshouse: a black-painted A-pillar, very much in the style of the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, which helps to provide a wraparound solution between the windscreen and side windows to meld into a single, seamless glass surface. This solution simultaneously lowers the roofline and lends an aerodynamic sleekness to the full volume of the swept-back C-pillar.
Finished in Bianco Italia, and complete with a red, white and green livery that pays homage to the Italian flag, this unique coupé features all-new bodywork, handcrafted in aluminium with composite carbon-fibre bumpers front and rear. The 458 MM Speciale also boasts a new side air scoop, one of the most distinctive elements in an extensive revision of the car’s aerodynamic package.
The radically modified aerodynamic solutions are particularly evident on the front of the car, where the bodywork hugs the coolant radiators which are more steeply inclined and mounted closer together than on the 458 Speciale.