I must confess to being in two minds about the new Ferrari Scuderia Spider.

On one hand, I can't quite get my head around it. After all, what is the point of chopping the roof off what is supposed to be (and what is in reality) the ultimate road-going Ferrari?

Even in an F430, losing the roof is unlikely to do it any favours. So you'll up end with a sub-optimal version of the optimal Ferrari, if you get my drift.

On the other hand I've been lucky enough to drive a Scuderia Coupe on several occasions and it's probably the best sounding car on earth. So can you imagine how the Spider's going to sound through your favourite tunnel?