With options as fitted to our test car, the Speciale is a £250,000 machine. And it returns 6.2mpg on a test track.

We suspect that neither will matter one iota. But if it makes you feel better, 430 Scuderias hold their value well and it’s possible to warrant some parts of a Ferrari for up to 12 years.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

Road tester
It'd be useful to be able to specify Bluetooth without a stereo, just for basic phone or music functionality

You can't go far wrong when it comes to specifying your 458 Speciale, but be careful with the options.

They get very expensive and you might not see back the premium if you opt for a lot of them.

A seven-year servicing package, four-year, unlimited mileage warranty and one-year tracker package are standard.

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