Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 was brought in to replace the F430 and in no way does it disappoint. With technology gleaned from it’s Formula 1 siblings the 458 comes alive on the race track, indeed the track is the only place you can get any idea of how this car can perform without losing your licence in the first quarter of a mile.
The hairs will be standing up on the back of your neck as soon as you slip into the F1 style cockpit and that’s before the screaming 4.5 litre V8 that’s just over your shoulder bursts into life at the touch of a button. It may be stunning to look at and have a soundtrack to die for but the 458 is certainly not all mouth and no trousers, this V8 revs all the way up to 9,000 rpm and pushes out a staggering 562 brake horsepower. These figures equate to a nought to sixty time of 3.4 seconds and if you’re brave enough the Italia will eventually top out at over 200 mph.
It may be a classic Ferrari in terms of it’s a rear wheel drive but don’t be fooled the acceleration is beyond words and the Formula 1 technology gives massive amounts of feedback making the 458 a stunning supercar to drive. What’s more, the steering is sharp and precise and there’s a huge amount of grip too.
Ferrari 458 Italia Specification
|Car:||Ferrari 458 Italia|
|Max Speed:||202 mph|
|Transmission:||7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission|
|Engine:||4.5 litre V8|
Your Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience will begin with a technical and safety briefing that is then followed by some instructor driven familiarisation laps, here your ARDS instructor will show you the racing lines and car positioning to make sure you get the most from the from the Ferrari when you get behind the wheel for your full six mile drive.
The Racing School Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience is available at the following UK Race Circuits:
Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience Format
|Briefing:||Technical & safety briefing|
|Familiarisation laps:||Familiarisation laps being driven by an instructor|
|In Car Time:||Six miles driving the Ferrari 458 Italia|
|Approx. Time At Venue:||1 hours 45 mins|
|Height Min:||4’ 10”|
|Height Max:||6’ 2″|
|Max Weight:||20 stone|
|Driving Licence:||A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 12 months and needs to be produced on the day of your experience.|
|Tuition:||Yes with professional instructor|