If there’s anything better than a beautiful, red Ferrari 458 Italia, it’s that same beautiful, red Ferrari with its top stripped off. We received confirmation that Ferrari was planning on producing a Spider version of one of their highly successful new models back in 2009 from none other than Luca di Montezemolo, himself and now the covers have finally been pulled off.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.
The car is scheduled to make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the Prancing Horse wanted to release the first salvo of information, together with official photos, well ahead of that. Thank your lucky stars, people.
And now that the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider has officially arrived, the next question that needs to be answered now is when it’s going on sale. Word has it that Europe will get first crack at the Ferrari supercar around spring of 2012 with the US following suit towards the end of 2012.
UPDATE 09/09/2011: Ferrari has unveiled a new video showing Fernando Alonso testing the new 458 Spider as a warm-up for the race weekend of the Italian Grand Prix. As you may have guessed, he was extremely satisfied with the perfect combination of high performance, exceptional handling, and the engine sound the 458 Spider delivers. Check out the video by clicking on the image above!
Find out more about the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider after the jump
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