8. Ferrari 458 Speciale
While the Ferrari 458 Speciale isn’t exactly new to the scene – it debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show – it’s still a special exotic making its presence known at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The most powerful version of the 458 to date delivers 605 hp, adding 35 more compared to the standard 4.5-liter V8 engine. According to the Italian automaker, its 135 hp per liter makes it the most horsepower per liter of any road going, naturally aspirated engine ever made.
But it’s not just tweaking the engine’s performance that makes the Ferrari 458 Speciale so outstanding. Aerodynamic improvements, new tires and Ferrari’s Side Slip angle Control system (SSC) helps make the 458 achieve the highest lateral acceleration set by a Ferrari at 1.33 g. Oh yeah, it’s also 200 lbs lighter, making it very ideal for track use. And just how popular is the Ferrari 458 Speciale? Last year’s allotment sold out in just a matter of months.