New from Ferrari comes the highly-anticipated official release of the 458 Italia’s convertible iteration. The stallion-emblazoned hard-top is exactly what one has come to expect from the brand – masculine, agressive and supremely stylish. As the world’s first mid-rear engined berlinetta equipped with a retractable hard top, the 458 Spider’s debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show was nothing short of a big deal. The car’s retracting back-panel mechanism is similar to the one on the Superamerica, but more streamlined in design considering that the 458 Spider hides its roof under the deck lid rather than merely retracting it backwards, adding increased protection from dust, rain and debris. Offered here is an all too brief yet still enticing video of the new supercar not quite in action.