Leaked photos of the Ferrari 458 Spider have emerged on the internet today. Its a highly anticipated car thats due to be launched soon and could be the first mid-engined Ferrari with a folding hard-top roof.
Theres no guaranteeing that these shots are real, but they certainly follow the same style as previous Ferrari press shots and its a very impressive photoshop job if theyre not.
There were rumours that the 458 Spider would have a folding hard-top, similar to one that the California has, but these leaked photos only show it with the roof down. If it were to have a folding hard-top then it would be the first of the mid-engined Ferraris to do so.
The 360 Spider and F430 Spider both had see-through engine bays, so perhaps the lack of it from these photos suggests it may well have a folding metal roof.
The Ferrari 458 is the joint-highest rated car on sale at the moment, along with the McLaren MP4-12C, so were looking forward to seeing the reviews for the 458 Spider when it comes out.
Its set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is in mid-September, so well see it in full then. We first saw these photos over at Jalopnik, who found them on CheersandGears.