Ferrari will launch an open-top Spider version of its new 458 Italia within the next two years, according to reports from Italy.
Italian media have quoted Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo as saying work is already underway on the Spider model and it will follow the launch of the hard-top version next year.
“[Deliveries of the 458 Italia] will begin in the second half of January," Montezemolo said. "We also plan a spider version, but not for a couple of years."
The Italian firm launched the Ferrari 458 Italia at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this month and power will come from a 4.5-litre V8 engine.
It will produce 562bhp and it will be the highest-revving Ferrari road car ever. Extensive development work has been undertaken by seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher.