Watch the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider drop its beautiful top

You've seen the new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, now watch its retractable roof open, with epic orchestral accompaniment. Simplicity is sexiness: the cover opens; the roof rotates, paddle-wheel-style, into place, and the cover comes down. All that's missing is a mustache and the Magnum PI theme music. » 8/23/11 10:30am 8/23/11 10:30am

Ferrari 458 Italia driver starts drag race in reverse

Your fancy dual-clutch seven-speed transmission may let you make shifts faster than hummingbird farts, Mr. Ferrari 458 Italia driver, but we're guessing you wouldn't accidentally start a drag race in reverse if you had a classic gated shifter and embarrassed yourself in front of all these people and the Internet. » 8/10/11 1:30pm 8/10/11 1:30pm

Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am gives better protection for crash-o-riffic …

The Rolex Grand Am series shares an owner with NASCAR, but does it follow the same raucous playbook? Perhaps, considering Ferrari's new Grand Am-prepped 458 GT3's got "greater lateral protection" for more safety in "a series in which collisions are rather more frequent." Oh, mi scusi, signore, but — how you say — rubbin'… » 7/20/11 1:30pm 7/20/11 1:30pm

Father teaches kid to drive in $200,000 Ferrari

Remember when you begged your dad to let you take out the family hauler the second you got your learner's permit. Remember imagining pretending that big Buick was a sleek, Italian exotic. This kid doesn't have to pretend. That "L" on the Ferrari 458 Italia is how Britain signifies a learner driver. Which means the kid's … » 7/01/11 10:00am 7/01/11 10:00am

Topless Chinese model heats up Ferrari 458 Italia, metaphorically

One of the first Ferrari 458 Italia's in China lit up like a Chinese firepot. Perhaps the reason is the country's curious choice of Ferrari mechanics. Warning, though she's fully covered in the linked gallery this is borderline NSFW. » 4/08/11 9:30am 4/08/11 9:30am