Official details of the long-awaited open-top version of Ferrari’s 458 Italia have been revealed – and it’s called (no prizes for guessing) the 458 Spider.
Ferrari will show the car to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and against all expectations, this car will feature a folding metal-top rather the more traditional soft-top. The car has a dry weight of 1,450kg (3153 lbs), and a weight distribution of 42:58 front to rear.
The folding top is made entirely of aluminium, which Ferrari claims weighs 25kg less than a normal soft top, and deploys in 14 seconds.
Power comes from the same engine as its coupe sibling – a high-revving 4.5-litre V8 engine producing 570 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. It also has the same seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission, E-diff, and F1-trac traction control.
The 458 Spider will accelerate from 0-62mph 3.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 320km/h (198mph). Ferrari claims a combined fuel economy figure of 11.8 litres per 100km, and CO2 emissions of 275g/km.