Outrun: the Ferrari 458 Spider driven
Top Gear magazine's Tom Ford takes a spin in Ferrari's new convertible. With fashion model in tow…
Posted: 03 Dec 2011
The 458 Spider is - as near as makes no difference - as fast as the Coupe. It may be a bare tenth slower to 62mph and ‘only' manage 198mph versus the Coupe's 202, but you won't care. Because the noise doesn't so much filter its way in through the medium of your ears, but explode bomb-like in the centre of your head, splashing white-hot sonic shrapnel against the back of your eyes. It's so loud and penetrating it stings. And the rear view still falls away like the perspective from that camera they put on the back of the Space Shuttle.