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Frankfurt Preview: Ferrari 458 Spider

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Ferrari will be debuting the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. It’s the world’s first mid-rear engined Berlinetta equipped with a retractable hard top!

Ferrari has been making some curious moves. First there was the California. Then we see the FF (and throw up a little bit). Now we’ve got a Ferrari with a retractable hard top?!

But as you can see from these official photos (which were leaked to the Internet), it works quite well. While I loved the old F355 convertibles, they looked like hell when the top was up. But with the hard top on the 458, you can’t even tell that it’s a convertible when the top is up!

Enjoy the pics!

And a video of the retractable hardtop in action:

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."