Bargain ‘Marmite” 458 up for grabs

Ferrari 458 Italia camouflage special edition

THIS could be called the Ferrari Marmite.

Because you’ll love it or hate it.

I’ve always been of the opinion that supercars should be left untouched. They don’t need glitzing up with trinkets and go-faster stripes. It’s a supercar after all.

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So my immediate reaction to this was to screw my face up.

Then I kept looking at it and decided I loved it.

What in life is cooler than a camouflage Ferrari?

Ferrari 458 Italia camouflage special edition
Ferrari 458 Italia camouflage special edition

Anyway, it once belonged to Lapo Elkann who is the grandson of Gianni Agnelli and next in line to the Fiat empire.

This outrageous 458 was given to Ferrari’s in-house personalisation team ‘Tailor Made’ and they turned it into a work of art.

It gets a warpaint job yet contrasts with CND peace signs on the front wings in place of the ‘Scuderia Shields’.

It’s all beautifully thought-out with wheels in dark green, even the callipers, carbon ceramic brakes and engine cover painted in matching camouflage.

On the inside it’s got dark brown leather and camo’ inserts, camo’ trim on the steering wheel and dash and an extra dash of camouflage with Rosso horses stitched into the headrests.

Under the camo’ job, the 458 Italia still boasts a 4.5-litre V8 delivering 562bhp and 62mph in just 3.4 seconds, all the way to 202mph.

Ferrari 458 Italia camouflage special edition
Ferrari 458 Italia camouflage special edition

It’s also a bit of a bargain – if you’re not short of a few bob that is.

At a charity dinner last year it was auctioned off for €1,000,000.

Now, RM Sotheby’s are offering the unique 458 Italia at its Ferrari ‘Leggenda e Passione’ sale on September 9, with an expected price tag of between €250k and €350k.

That’s a steal then.

Phil Lanning

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