Ferrari 458 Italia Spider Confirmed


Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed that a soft-top version of the Ferrari 458 Italia is waiting in the wings, but that fans of ruffled hair will have to wait a little while yet.

In an interview with Italian car mag Quattroruote, Di Montezemolo said: "[Deliveries of the 458 Italia] will begin in the second half of January. We also plan a spider version, but not for a couple of years."

The planned introduction of a 458 Spider is not exactly earth-shattering news - Spider traditionally follows coupe in mid-engined Ferrari land much as night follows day - but it is nice to hear it straight from the (prancing) horse's mouth.

When the 458 Italia does arrive it will be powered by the same 4.5-litre 562bhp direct-injection V8 fitted to the coupe, so expect similar performance figures - a top speed of around 200mph and a 0-62mph sprint of around 3.4secs.

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  • soulfood9 30 Sep 2009

    Yes, yes, followed inevitably by the hardcore, track-focused 458 Scuderia coupe and then the limited run 458 Scuderia ragtop. Nothing to see here...

  • pits 30 Sep 2009

    soulfood9 said:
    Yes, yes, followed inevitably by the hardcore, track-focused 458 Scuderia coupe and then the limited run 458 Scuderia ragtop. Nothing to see here...
    Hammer.
    Nail.
    Head.

  • GPT 30 Sep 2009

    pits said:
    soulfood9 said:
    Yes, yes, followed inevitably by the hardcore, track-focused 458 Scuderia coupe and then the limited run 458 Scuderia ragtop. Nothing to see here...
    Hammer.
    Nail.
    Head.
    Surely it's still worth having confirmed on a motoring news website? Or is only surprising news allowed?

  • pits 30 Sep 2009

    GPT said:
    pits said:
    soulfood9 said:
    Yes, yes, followed inevitably by the hardcore, track-focused 458 Scuderia coupe and then the limited run 458 Scuderia ragtop. Nothing to see here...
    Hammer.
    Nail.
    Head.
    Surely it's still worth having confirmed on a motoring news website? Or is only surprising news allowed?
    Yeah I suppose but its not exactly going to be any different than
    458
    458 spyder
    458 Scuderia
    458 Scuderia spyder
    458 *Insert name of company to make it look awfull with big black alloys edition

  • Wayney 30 Sep 2009

    What I always hate is the fact that they make the Scuderia, which is the ulitmate version of that car & then 12-18 months late bring out a brand new model range! Y not bring out the Scuderia & give it 3 yrs before the new model?? :-(

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