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Video: Ferrari 458 Spider test drive with Fernando Alonso

September 10, 2011

Ferrari has released a video of the just-unveiled Ferrari 458 Spider being test driven by Fernando Alonso onto its YouTube channel. The new drop-top supercar features an automatic retractable hardtop roof adopting a unique space-saving design.

Ferrari unveiled the new Ferrari 458 Spider for the first time in public at a special function in Maranello, Italy. There were reports floating around earlier last month about the possibility of the Italian company developing a new drop-top version of the 458, but here’s all the proof you could possibly need.

Click play on the video below for a quick demonstration of the new Ferrari 458 Spider as Ferrari F1 Champion Fernando Alonso takes a stunning yellow example for a spin in some Italian mountains. You’ve got to love the sound of that 4.5-litre 419kW V8 engine.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.