Posted Aug 8th 2012 2:15PM
Seems that Jethro Bovington, who we recently spent time with while he reviewed the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta for EVO, wasn't finished with prancing horses after he turned in those keys. Putting on his Car and Driver hat, he took a 458 Spider for a spin up and down Italy's 180-year-old Stelvio Pass.
The combination Bovington set out to examine was perhaps the world's best mid-engined convertible supercar on perhaps the world's greatest driving road. Giving the grunt is a 4.5-litre V8 with 562 horsepower, and while there's a mere 110-pound (50 kg) penalty over the coupe, the open-air reverberations of that exhaust are indeed worth it, especially set to the scene of 60 hairpin turns and long, narrow straights over 9,045 feet of elevation and every kind of weather. So yeah: nobody loses.
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