See + Hear My Ideal 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale in All-New Car Configurator

Car configurators are no silly thing these days: this is serious high-commerce.

Not an purchase, either: people are far more demanding of the experience presented to them from before the moment they step into a car showroom these days.

For companies like Ferrari and McLaren — the configurator wars are ground zero for a battle to win these high-dollar clients.

But isn’t a test drive critical, you might ask? Yes and no.

Buyers like this often own a car for such a short period of time that the delivered model must prove itself to earn more than a three-month tenure in the garage. If you love love love it — it might stay for two years.

If you hate it? Gone in the next week – often even sold without taking a loss. And rarely, even earning a bit of profit on your low-mile beauty.

HEAR the Ferrari 458 Spider around the Balloca test track below.


…and enjoy a few of my sample configurations in the new car configurator – which is specially set up for the 458 Speciale at this point.

I chose gold wheels, leather in tan for every single interior surface, and a white speedometer faceplate. I like it. Oh!  And the black roof.

Not a big racing stripes fan…

The configurator usually starts your adventure in pure Rosso Corsa — which is not a bad choice either. But skip the big Ferrari shields on the fenders; we know what kind of car it is just by the engine note!

But the above link should take you right to my white/gold beauty. =]

“My” 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale



  • External colours: Bianco Avus
  • Livery: Nero stellato
  • Roof Colour: Nero Pastello

Rims & Calipers

  • Rims: 20″ Gold rims
  • Brake Caliper Colour: Aluminium brake calipers

Body Components

  • Carbon fibre side nolders
  • Titanium sport pipes
  • Front bumper protection film
  • Suspension lifter
  • AFS System
  • Spare wheel kit 20″
  • Parking camera

“My” 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Daytime

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Rosso Corsa



“My” 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Nighttime

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After that, find a showroom and bring a big check! You will leave with a bigger smile.

Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.

He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.

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