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2012 Ferrari 458 Spider [w/video]

In Which We Fight The Urge To Name It "World's Best Car" When looking for exotic sports car thrills on public roads in the summer, it simply doesn't get any better than the Ferrari 458 Spider. How nice, too, that Italy's summer has gone on and on this year – it thoughtfully didn't end until the evening after our epic drive through the Apennine mountains. Our mostly sun-drenched route started at around 500 feet above sea level in Maranello, climbing to near 3,200 feet over Passo della Cisa, finishing the outbound portion on a deserted sandy beach in northernmost Tuscany. Then,... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.5L V8
Power:
570 HP / 398 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$257,000 base
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    Report: CA man accused of stealing same Ferrari twice
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    Cars get stolen all the time. It's an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. It's just unusual when the same guy steals the same car twice, but that's what apparently occurred recently in Fontana, CA. That's where one Earnie Hooks was arrested late last month driving a black Ferrari 458 Spider. According to police, Hooks was intoxicated when he ...

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    Confirmed: Pininfarina Sergio gets its glass on for production [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We've received confirmation from Ferrari on certain details of the Sergio's production, and have updated the text below accordingly. It's been nearly a year and a half since Pininfarina unveiled the Sergio at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and now Ferrari is putting it into production – albeit with a few modifications. The Pininfarina Sergio, ...

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    Rumormill: Ferrari to offer 458 examples of new Speciale Spider
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    Talk about first-world, one-percenter problems: you want to get a new Ferrari, you've even settled on the 458, but you can't decide between the Spider and the Speciale. It's a tough call, we know. But your pain will be over soon, if the latest rumors are to be believed. Those rumors have it that, at an exclusive preview event for select customers at ...

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    Official: Ferrari makes its return to Need For Speed: Rivals in a big way [UPDATE]
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    With all the excitement over Forza Motorsport 5 and Gran Turismo 6, it's easy to forget that there's another racing game from an even older franchise coming out. The latest Need For Speed installment, Rivals, is set to hit stores November 15 (this Friday) for the Playstation 4, November 19 for PS3 and XBox 360, and November 22 for the XBox One. As part of ...

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    Report: Pininfarina to build handful of Sergio Roadster models?
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    At just about any other auto show, Pininfarina's Sergio Roadster would've been the uncontested showstopper – but at the Geneva Motor Show, where supercar reveals stack up like cordwood and there are plenty of coachbuilt classics-to-be, the Sergio was merely stunning. But its beauty shouldn't be overlooked, and apparently it hasn't been – ...

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    Video: Watch Chris Harris drive the Ferrari 458 Spider like an "idiot"
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    Chris Harris gets to abuse his fair share of cars that we can only dream about driving, so why not add the Ferrari 458 Spider to that list. After somehow borrowing the keys to a Ferrari-owned 458 Spider, Harris spends about five minutes driving the 570-horsepower, open-air supercar like an "idiot" (his words, not ours). In reality, it's impressive to ...

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    Followup: NYC cop whose foot was run over by Ferrari driver reportedly filing $10M lawsuit [w/video]
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    Remember the genius who tried to run over an NYPD officer that was writing ticket for said genius' illegally parked Ferrari? Said genius is being sued by said cop for $10 million. The 458 Spider owner has a name; Julien Chabbot. According to the New York Post, the 28-year-old Internet entrepreneur is being sued by officer Felix Recio, who claims Chabbot ...

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    Video: C/D flogs Ferrari 458 Italia Spider on Stelvio Pass
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    Seems that Jethro Bovington, who we recently spent time with while he reviewed the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta for EVO, wasn't finished with prancing horses after he turned in those keys. Putting on his Car and Driver hat, he took a 458 Spider for a spin up and down Italy's 180-year-old Stelvio Pass. The combination Bovington set out to examine was perhaps ...

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    Mansory channels Enzo styling in Ferrari 458 Spider Monaco Edition
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    Say what you want about the German-based tuner Mansory, but the company definitely has a style all its own. The same can be said for their latest creation, the Ferrari 458 Spider Monaco Edition, which is channeling quite a bit of the Ferrari Enzo on its snout. Mansory says that the new body panels, all of which are constructed of lightweight carbon ...

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    Official: Novitec Rosso has its way with the Ferrari 458 Spider
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    With its screaming 4.5-liter V8 and its clever flip-top roof mechanism, we'd venture to say that the Ferrari 458 Spider is pretty damn close to automotive perfection incarnate. But some owners – even Ferrari owners – will never be satisfied with stock. And that's where Novitec Rosso comes in. The Dutch tuning house specializes in Italian ...

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    Official: Ferrari 458 Spider configurator goes live
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    If we had the money to splurge on a new exotic, we'd take a long, hard look at the Ferrari 458 Spider. Unfortunately, we don't, so we'll settle for playing with Ferrari's latest online configurator instead. Just launched for the 458 Spider, it lets would-be buyers and dreamers spec out their roadster with 38 colors, six wheel designs, and dozens of ...

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    Video: Vicki Butler-Henderson flogs Ferrari 458 Spider on Fifth Gear
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    A hardtop convertible Ferrari? Yeah, you're gonna want a pretty blonde to cover that one. But this isn't the California. This is the 458 Spider. Right, better make it Vicki Butler-Henderson then. VBH, you see, isn't some boulevard-cruising talk-show host. Sure, she's presented her share of reality television shows, like the UK version of The Biggest ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider [w/video]
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    In Which We Fight The Urge To Name It "World's Best Car" When looking for exotic sports car thrills on public roads in the summer, it simply doesn't get any better than the Ferrari 458 Spider. How nice, too, that Italy's summer has gone on and on this year – it thoughtfully didn't end until the evening after our epic drive through the Apennine ...

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    Official: Ferrari 458 Spider priced from $257,000
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    The top's already come off, but we're just now getting to the subject of price. Don't get too excited, most of you can't afford it anyway. We're talking about the Ferrari 458 Spider, and it'll cost you at least $257,000 to put one in your climate-controlled garage. Should you have the means, you can place your order starting in January of 2012. What do ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider is a topless dream machine [w/video]
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    When you chop the top of a sports car, you often lose the lines that originally draws crowds to gasp in excitement as it rolls past into the sunset. Ferrari has just hacked the lid off its 458 Italia and the resulting 458 Spider is the tradition-bucking result. The convertible 458 puts your ears closer to the engine, allows all of your senses to to ...

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    Ferrari 458 Spider goes topless in Italy
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    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 ...

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    Official: Ferrari drops the top, full specs on new 458 Spider [w/video]
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    Engineering a mid-engined exotic with a retractable hardtop is a bit tricky. Which is why it's never been done before – that is, until now. Feast your eyes on what Maranello's crafty engineers have wrought. Earlier this morning, we showed you the first video of the coming Ferrari 458 Spider, but now we have a batch of images and more information to ...

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    Video: Ferrari 458 Spider gets Superamerica-style roof
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    The debut is OFFICIAL! Click here to view official specs and images. Today, Ferrari is unveiling the 458 Spider, and official video of the new sports car's roof operation has already hit YouTube. It's as simple as it is slick. The rear-hinged tonneau flips up, after which the Superamerica-style roof panel rotates back into the space behind behind the ...

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    Report: Ferrari to unveil 458 Spider in Frankfurt with new Scuderia, 599 and Enzo in the pipeline
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    A whole string of new models from Ferrari are in the pipeline. And once in a while, we get an insider's glimpse at what to expect. This time, Automotive News Europe has what they believe is a handle on the Maranello marque's plans for the next few years, and so far things look promising. First up, reports are circulating that Ferrari will present the new ...

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    Report: Ferrari 458 Spider to debut new type of folding roof mechanism?
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    Close your eyes and picture a convertible Ferrari. Now open them. What kind of roof did it have? If you're thinking of folding cloth, Ferrari's made plenty of those throughout its history. But of the last three to roll out the gates of Maranello, only one of them had a soft top. And a makeshift one at that. That was on the limited-edition SA Aperta. The ...

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