Ferrari has officially unveiled the 458 Spider, and it comes complete with a folding hard panel top. One caveat: its ” 4.5-liter direct-injection V8 (with all its 562 prancing horses and trademark crackled red cam cover) is now hidden below decks instead of displayed as on the 458 Italia coupe.” Continue reading for more pictures and a video.

The power is transferred to the road by Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission through the sophisticated E-Diff, itself integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS for maximum handling dynamics.

[via Autoblog]