Ferrari 458 Might be Too ‘Speciale’ for You

Ferrari 458 Might be Too ‘Speciale’ for You

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is turning out to be such a big hit with the car buying elite that it might be leading the brand to snub some of its customers.

“One client ordered the car many months ago but he was subsequently advised to increase the options he selected to guarantee delivery simply because others are prepared to go pay over the odds to get one new,” Magnitude Finance director Tim Marlow said in a press release.

The U.K.-based lender specializes in financing expensive vehicles for high net worth clients. In a press release, it said Ferrari is telling customers who put down a £20,000 deposit that they are only being put on a list of possible clients, but that there isn’t any guarantee they will get a car.

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Production of the 458 Speciale is scheduled to wrap up in March, 2015, and is expected to mark the end of Ferrari selling naturally aspirated V8 sports cars. Subsequent eight-cylinder models will rely on forced induction like the California T unveiled earlier this year in Geneva while the brand’s 12-cylinder models will take advantage of hybrid systems.

The 458 Speciale’s 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 makes 605 hp, which is enough to make it the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated V8 at just over 132 hp per liter of displacement. It also uses Ferrari’s latest stability control system and offers even faster shifts than the 458 Italia.

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