The new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider completely revealed

The Italians from Ferrari decided to smash any rumors and reveal all the important details of the new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, a model which will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. As we previously said, the Italian supercar gets a single-piece aluminum hardtop. Ferrari decided to quit using the soft-top because the new hardtop offers a deployment time of 14 seconds while it is 25 kilograms lighter.

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Under the bonnet, the new 458 Italia Spider gets a 4.5-liter V8 unit able to deliver 670 horsepower. The unit comes with a dual-clutch F1 transmission but also with an improved exhaust system, revised accelerator pedal mapping and improved suspension.

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

The Italian manufacturer also claims that thanks to a new electric wind stop which is fully adjustable, you can easily talk with the partner at speeds over 200 km/h, the system providing an improved air flow in the cabin.

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

“The new 458 Spider joins the 458 Italia, widening the range of Ferrari’s mid-rear engined V8s and offering the same uncompromising technological solutions, handling and performance in a refined open-top configuration. It is equipped with a Ferrari patented, fully retractable hard top, a world first for a sports car with this lay-out,” concludes Ferrari.

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

The new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is scheduled to go on sale next year, most probably in the first months of 2012 while pricing is not available yet.

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

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