Ferrari first unveiled the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring an aluminium retractable hardtop – can be retracted in 14 seconds flat – that weighs 25kg (55lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider. Now, this shiny gold variant has appeared on the streets of London. Continue reading for a video.
The 458 Spider’s engine cover has also been redesigned to accommodate the retractable roof system. Ferrari plans to make approximately 1,500-2,000 458 Spiders every year. It has the same 0�100 km/h time as the hard-top but has a lower top speed 199 mph (320 km/h).