Outrun: the Ferrari 458 Spider driven
Top Gear magazine's Tom Ford takes a spin in Ferrari's new convertible. With fashion model in tow…
Posted: 03 Dec 2011
This is a Ferrari that makes you look good, in every sense. It doesn't require massive amounts of feral aggression to get it to do quite startling things, and doesn't require you to be a racing driver to gain liberal amounts of satisfaction from the experience. The steering is quick and accurate, needing only a twirl and a half of lock even for hairpin bends, the body control superb and supple. Yes, you can get the wheel and windscreen to shimmy when you hit a series of lumps at speeds - especially the small nuggetty blips that line the nearside of the Italian roadway - but generally it's solid enough for the remit and, again, pretty much as per the Coupe experience.