Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider spy shots (Image via 4WheelsNews)Enlarge Photo
These include a more aggressive front bumper, new side sills with an aerodynamic fin, and dual exhaust tips. The regular 458 Spider has a three-pipe exhaust design and more streamlined side sills.
We’ll likely see the 458 Speciale Spider introduced at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in early October (a private showing already took place during last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance). The car is likely to have a unique name, just like the previous 430 Scuderia Spider 16M, which was the convertible version of the hardcore 430 Scuderia.
Apart from the convertible roof and potential name change, the 458 Speciale Spider should be almost identical to the 458 Speciale coupe. This means a 4.5-liter V-8 tuned to deliver 597 horsepower, an optimized seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and the innovative Side Slip Angle Control system.
Stay tuned for an update.
Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2013 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo