The Ferrari 458 Spider Makes Your Driving Dreams Come TrueJune 25, 2012
Ferrari’s first ever mid-mounted convertible with a folding hard top roof, the thrilling Ferrari 458 Spider is a minor adjustment in appearance and function from the highly acclaimed coupe version – The Ferrari 458 Italia. In just 14 seconds you can transform from the classic hard top coupe-mode to the more joyride conducive convertible mode with the seat tops acting as rollover protection, and it’s wondrous to watch the seamless transformation occur at the press of a button.
However, the Ferrari 458 Spider is more than just cool gadgets and gizmos… As soon as you sit down inside the car you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Formula One race. In fact, there is even an integrated racing mode which automatically tightens up the steering and brakes to make it easier to navigate sharp bends at high speed.
Compared to the 458 Italia, the Ferrari 458 Spider caters to drivers who would actually enjoy driving their car on a daily basis. You can probably imagine yourself sitting in the driver seat without too much trouble, racing along one of the highways around Miami Beach and thoroughly enjoying the unobstructed Florida sunshine as the engine barks its satisfaction. The Ferrari 458 Spider comes in around $260,000, but you’ll probably have to wait awhile to get yours since they’ve just been released earlier this year and only 1,500 of these supercars will be manufactured per year. All in all, the Ferrari 458 Spider lives up to the hype and expectations, and you’re a lucky one indeed if you ever have a chance to drive your own.