A debut in Paris this September is a very real possibility.
Before the Ferrari 458’s turbocharged replacement arrives, the Italian supercar builder will likely have one last naturally aspirated variant to sell. Already there’s the 458 Speciale, but like the so-called standard 458 Italia, a drop top is now in order. According to 4WheelNews, a Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is on the agenda. Ferrari sources have supposedly confirmed this news, but as of now there’s still no precise launch date.
In fact, another source has claimed some Ferrari dealerships have already begun to take a few orders for the car. Like the coupe, the 458 Speciale Spider will have a 4.5-liter V8 with an output of 605 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The coupe does 0-62 mph in only 3.0 seconds, but the Spider may lose a bit of performance due to the aluminum folding hard-top. Speaking of which, that hard-top will very likely be the same unit found in the 458 Spider. Other design details should be identical to what’s found on the coupe. If we had to take a guess, the 2014 Paris Motor Show in September would be the chosen unveiling.