On the opening day of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Ferrari unveiled its 458 Speciale for the first time in the UK. The 458 Speciale is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 engine that was awarded the title of Best Performance Engine of 2014 and Best Engine Above 4.0 Litres by Engine Technology International magazine.
Another Ferrari making its UK debut at Goodwood was LaFerrari, Ferrari’s new hybrid supercar. LaFerrari is the latest limited series car from the Prancing Horse with only 499 examples being made. Of the two LaFerraris at Goodwood this year, one of them is owned by Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai.
An even more unique Ferrari, produced by Ferrari’s Special Projects division, is the F12 TRS which also participated in the dynamic demonstrations taking place on the fabled Goodwood Hill Climb. Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the one-off car was developed at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta.