Here it is, the long awated Ferrari 458 Spider in all its glory. It features a beautifully engineered folding hard top similar to that of the Superamerica. The clever part is, when the car is running topless, the folding top rests under a beautifully sculpted piece of metal that once was the engine cover. This allows the top to stay perfectly clean while not in use but the bad part is that the 562Hp V8 is no longer visible. Designing a spider version of the Italia requires some chassis thoughening in order to compensate the missing roof but the car kept an overall dryweight of 1430 Kg (3153 pounds with racing seats and forged wheels) which is far above any other convertible from the same category.

When it comes to performance, the 458 Spider packs out the same amount of prancing horses as the coupe with similar performance numbers: 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in less than 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 Km/h (198 mph). Power is sent to rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission. Check out the high res pictures below as well as a short HD video showing the hard top folding mecanism in action.

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