New folding hard-top 458 is given an introduction in Ferrari's hometown ahead of its official premiere in Frankfurt next week.

Here are a few photos from the Ferrari 458 Spider world debut in Maranello, Italy.

The car will make a more official premiere at the Frankfurt motor show next week but this is the more exclusive event by invitation only.

Hey, isn't that Fernando Alonso popping the roof on the new Spider?

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The 458 Spider comes with an aluminum folding hard-top roof that deploys in 14 seconds. It features the same 4.5 liter V8 unit from the 458 Italia coupe which has an output of 570 PS (425 kW / 563 bhp) and 540 Nm of torque (398 lb-ft).

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Our thanks to Teamspeed and their member GrayTT for the photos.