Ferrari is said to already working on a Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider with select dealerships reportedly already taking orders for the drop-top, hardcore Ferrari 458 variant.
Considering that the convertible Ferrari 430 Scuderia was called the 16M Scuderia Spider rather than simply the 430 Scuderia Spider, it remains unclear just what exactly the Speciale Spider will be called. However, whatever it is called, it’ll be extremely potent in every sense of the word and could arrive at the Paris Motor Show 2014 in October.
We know that the car will utilise the same uprated 4.5-litre V8 engine as the Speciale coupe. As a result, we expect it to deliver an identical 597 hp at a screaming 9000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm. As a result of this, the Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider should hit 100 km/h in around the same time as the coupe. That means a sprint of just over 3 seconds before hitting 200 km/h in 9.1 seconds.
The roof of the 458 Speciale Spider will be borrowed from the regular Ferrari 458 Spider which is of course an aluminium hard-top. This roof can be opened and closed in a mere 14 seconds.
Expect to see spy shots and further details of the Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider to emerge in the coming weeks and months.