• Sep 8, 2011
The latest exotic two-door to wear the Cavillino Rampante is the Ferrari 458 Spider, and our friends at eGarage.com hopped a plane to Maranello so they could see it in person. How's it look? How do you think it looks? The already gorgeous coupe has been given a styling kick that also turns the aural pleasure knob to 12 (11 is so last year).

Sure, the 458 coupe will be the choice of those seeking adventure on the track. The 458 Spider, however, will provide the perfect soundtrack to a life well lived. The affluent among us will have to live in Europe to get first crack at the car, which goes on sale there in the spring of 2012. Ferrari faithful here in the U.S. will have to wait until the end of 2012 to put a droptop 458 in their garage.


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      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is nothing wrong with going topless in Italy.
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      The noise with that roof down must sound like the orgasm of 500 virgins.
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Today is a sad day again, I still cant afford a Ferrari.
        Carbon Fibre
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        Keep dreaming my friend and never give up.
        bonehead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        "I dont always drive cars, but when i do i prefer Ferrari.... Keep dreaming my friends"
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it has been a long time since a Ferrari convertible has looked better than its coupe counterpart....perhaps the F355 was the last great looking convertible.
        QCRamAir
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        The F355 Spider is exactly what came to mind when I wrote my previous comment . It looked simply fantastic, top up or top down. Not overdone, but far from subtle at the same time. It was perfect.
      Andy Drake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sexy!
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really want to see how the top works, I hear it is a single that flips back over the engine. like the Renault Wind
        Jeff Glucker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/23/ferrari-drops-the-top-full-specs-on-new-458-spider/
        ufm3
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        It's very "SuperAmerica-esque" in my opinion. There's a vid here somewhere or on jalop. Last week I think.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Which organs do I have to sell in order to get a white one with black leather interior?
      JonZeke
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's certainly the 458 for actual driving pleasure, but looks wise it loses out to its coupe sibling. I find it interesting that this spyder has chosen the aesthetic route of the old Dino 246 GTS (no side windows, massive buttresses that run to the rear wheel arch), also for functional reasons. Granted that old girl was a targa and there was a bit of roof structure between the buttresses, but still.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        You mean the Renault Wind who 'borrowed' its roof design from a Ferrari Superamerica? Besides, big difference in the packaging of a front engine front wheel drive car versus a mid engine rear wheel drive supercar.
      QCRamAir
      • 3 Years Ago
      It doesn't look TOO bad with the top down, but with the top up, IMO it looks awful. I miss the days of Ferraris with clean lines, which IMO, ended in the early 2000's.
      JF
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to be all over supercars... but man, these things bore me now. Show me something the common people can afford.
      tkosoccer03
      • 3 Years Ago
      there is one reason why i wouldn't buy this car.. no window over the engine. part of what makes a ferrari exciting is that you can see the motor. to me, this isn't a true ferrari spyder.. it lacks that spyder look and feel we've become accustomed to.
        lorenzo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        I think that it has a single panel that flips back, like the Renault Wind they wanted to make the top substantially different than the California
        protovici
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        Got to be careful with the "accustomed" to a style. GM got real bad at that and had to steal tax money to get out of that mistake.
          tkosoccer03
          • 3 Years Ago
          @protovici
          right.. but GM and ferrari are not the same..
        flammablewater
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        If I had the money to buy this car, I could buy a plexiglass window molded perfectly to fit over the engine.
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