Unlike its hardtop counterpart, this “new variant of the 458 Italia features an aluminum hard-top retractable roof which, according to Ferrari, weighs 25 kilograms (55 lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider, and can be retracted in 14 seconds.” Video review after the break. Click here for more pictures. Here’s the bottom line, according to Autoblog:

Essentially, if you haven’t picked up on this yet, we could have driven this 458 Spider for 24 solid hours with a fantasy endurance race playing in our head.

[via Autoblog]