Want a Ferrari 458 Speciale? You'll Need to Load Up on the Options

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This sounds like something Ferrari would force buyers to do.

Ferrari is a carmaker that thinks very highly of itself. Granted, it makes absolutely wonderful cars. That can’t be denied. However, some journalists and others in the industry can’t stand Ferrari the company. Love the cars, hate the company. Want an example? According to Magnitude Finance, Ferrari dealers in the UK are currently taking deposits of up to £20,000 for the 458 Speciale. However, customers are being told that their orders could in fact be cancelled if someone else wants to buy one with even more options.

For example, a UK lending specialist stated that "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 pay over the odds to get one new." The 458 Speciale is guaranteed to become highly collectible because of the likelihood of it being one of the last naturally aspirated Ferraris. Like the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia 16M, collectors predict the 458 Speciale to be the next appreciating model over the long-term. Customers wanting the 458 Speciale Aperta have even greater pressure to check the boxes because just 499 examples will be made.

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