2012 Ferrari 458 Spider Starts at $257,000

Ferrari has announced that the pricing for the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider will start at $257,000. Compared to the coupe version, the pricing for the Spider costs about 15 percent more. Sales will kick off in Europe next month, with sales in the U.S. starting in January 2012.

The Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by a 562 horsepower 5.2L V8 that is mated to a dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift gearbox. The hardtop is made of aluminum and retracts in 14 seconds.