First Ferrari 458 Speciale A Nets $900K at Auction

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The limited-edition Ferrari 458 Speciale A is already fetching a premium.

The first of 499 Ferrari 458 Speciale A exotics was auctioned off as part of Ferrari’s celebration of 60 years in the U.S. at Beverly Hills, selling for $900,000 with proceeds benefitting Daybreak, the American branch of the Italian charity whose mission for nearly 25 years is to advance research towards a cure for genetic diseases.

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Sporting a retractable aluminum hard top, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A is the Italian automaker’s most powerful convertible ever, with a naturally aspirated V8 engine with 605 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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