While the rest of us await the official unveiling of the Ferrari 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, a limited number of lucky customers and press agents were able to slide into a private event in Maranello where the drop top 458 Italia was seen live and in color. One of these lucky few was TeamSpeed’s moderator, GrayTT, who was kind enough to share the images with the rest of the world.

The Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine from the hard-top version. With a total output of 570 HP at 9,000 rpm and 400 lb/ft of torque at 6,000 rpm, the wind-in-your-hair Ferrari will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and is capable of hitting a top speed of 198 mph.

Starting September 9, 2011, Ferrari will be accepting orders for the new 458 Italia and, according to people in Maranello, this is "the drop top you will want."


Source: TeamSpeed

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  (248) posted on 09.16.2011

Impressive car! The high color of the car is good it helps to the to attract the people who saw this on the road.

  (647) posted on 09.9.2011

Oh, I thought the spider version will be out later in 2012? And Why Ferrari has opened this car in the market so soon? I guess the queue to purchase this vehicle is increasing that’s why they are accepting orders already.

  (474) posted on 09.9.2011

It seems that there are a lot of 458 Italia versions that were out in the market. Plus, there’s an entry for this vehicle in near opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Anyway back to this topic, I was depressed in the figure performance of the vehicle. It seems that the hard roof top has affected its deliver power.

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