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It’s Official: Ferrari Debuts 458 Spider

Ferrari Debuts 458 Spider

And yes, it is gorgeous! Ferrari has dropped the top a bit early on the new 458 Spider before its official debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Though most in the industry were convinced the new berlinetta would indeed feature a folding hardtop of some sorts, immense speculation surrounded exactly how the company would achieve such an engineering feat given the car’s tapering rear design.

The ingenious result is a mechanism closer to the flip-style lid of the older 575 Super America rather than the ‘standard’ style found on the California. After flipping back, the roof is concealed below the rear deck lid in just 14 seconds. This means, however, that to have the wind in your hair it’ll cost you, and others, the ability to see the car’s incredible 4.5-liter V8 that’s visible so prominently in the 458 Coupe.

No doubt that the new 458 Spider will go down as one of the most gorgeous roadsters of all time. It certainly has our votes.

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