A new set of pictures of the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider emerged before its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show this year, and somehow, Cheers & Gears got a hold of these new pictures first.
Not much official information that we know from this new 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, but from the photos, the new Ferrari Spider is very similar to the Ferrari 458 with the absence of a roof. It seems like the new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider has some sort of a snap-on hardtop instead of retractable hardtop like others have speculated. It is hard to imagine a retractable hardtop folding into the rear where the big V8 engine sits, which there isn’t much room.
In comparison with the recent Ferrari 458 Italia coupe, we expect the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider will be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found in the 458 Italia coupe version. From what we know of the 458 Italia coupe version’s V8 engine is that it produces about 570 horsepower and 398 pound-ft of torque, and it is mated to a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission.
Hopefully, we will get some official pictures and details from Ferrari soon on the new 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.
Source: Cheers and Gears