A Straight-Piped Ferrari 458 Speciale Is Something Truly Special

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Listen to this owner’s ridiculous straight piped Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Ferrari is known for engineering supercars that not only look incredible, but also make an astounding sound and that is all true for the Ferrari 458 Italia. Arguably one of the prettiest supercars of modern times, the only thing that can one up 458 is the sound that its 4.5-liter V8 engine produces.

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For the lucky few with enough money to get into the track-focused version of the 458—the Ferrari 458 Speciale—the exhaust sound is even more intoxicating. Unlike the pedestrian 458 Italia, the 458 Speciale’s 4.5-liter V8 puts out 597 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, which is a healthy bit more than the regular supercar that it is based off of. As one of the last naturally-aspirated V8s to leave the factory, the 458 Speciale is the automaker’s last hooray before switching over to turbochargers.

While the 458 Speciale already sounds like an animal from the factory, this owner fitted the track-ready supercar with a Fi Exhaust System that arguably makes it one of the best-sounding machines on the road. According to the video, the owner believes the supercar’s sound is “better than sex!”

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Besides its amazing sound, the supercar shoots huge amounts of flame out of its exhaust. Ferrari should make all of its supercars sound this good from the factory, but there is one downside to it—it’s extremely loud. There’s even an Audi R8 and Lamborghini Aventador to compare engine sounds too. Just make sure you check the volume before listening to the video or something might blow.