Our spy photographers have managed to capture, for the first time ever, the convertible version of the hot Ferrari 458 Speciale, while it was being tested out on public roads, close to its “home”.
The development of a Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is no surprise considering the fact that it has been hinted in several reports over these past few months but it seems that the Italian based automaker has moved faster than ever and a test mule of the supercar has been recently spotted out outside the company’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy, getting ready for the 2015 Paris Motor Show, in October.
The upcoming Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will get the convertible body style of the already available 458 Spider but it will come with a number of elements which will bring it closer to its solid roof brother, the 458 Speciale, which will include the new side sills, the more aggressive front bumper, the dual exhaust tips and so on. Power will be provided by the same 4.5 liter V8 engine, found on the 458 Italia, 458 Spider and also on the 458 Speciale, which, on the latter, is rated at 597 HP, connected to the optimized 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is believed to be unveiled during the French automotive event.