One-of-a-kind ride: Ferrari builds custom 458 MM Speciale for one well-heeled buyer

The Ferrari 458 Speciale was indeed pretty special. It was the most hardcore performance variant of the 458 Italia, which has since been replaced by the 488 GTB. But some Ferrari customers always want more, and have the bank accounts to get it.

What you see above is the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale, a one-off custom version of the 458 Speciale built for an anonymous British customer. It uses the chassis of the stock Speciale, but with a reshaped body that gives the MM a unique look without impacting aerodynamic performance. Most of the body is aluminum, while the front and rear bumpers are carbon fiber.

Ferrari says its customer specified a “visor” effect, with blacked-out A-pillars that allow the windshield and side windows to blend into one element. The look is inspired by the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, but there seems to be a bit of the modern 488 GTB in the MM Speciale’s many aggressive scoops and intakes as well. The front radiators are mounted closer together and at a steeper angle than before, according to Ferrari, while the front bumper itself has a somewhat cleaner look. The side air intakes are more prominent, and at the back there’s a new rear spoiler.

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The car is finished in what Ferrari calls Bianco Italia, a metallic white hue. It also features a red, white, and green stripe running from the hoof to the top of the engine compartment, in reference to the Italian flag. The white theme continues through the interior, which is trimmed in Cioccolato leather with white stitching, and features satin white rings around certain controls. The MM Speciale also has an “enhanced audio system” and other upgrades made to suit the owner’s wishes, according to Ferrari.

Regarding the mechanical bits, Ferrari would only say that the 458 MM Speciale “was built on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale.” The stock Speciale has a 4.5-liter V8 producing 597 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Ferrari previously said the stock Speciale would do 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of around 200 mph.

The price of the 458 MM Speciale is likely in the “If you have to ask…” category, and it’s not like the sole example is for sale, anyway. Don’t expect this to be the last factory-built custom Ferrari, as there is apparently no shortage of buyers for whom a regular Ferrari simply isn’t special enough.


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