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VIDEO: Drool as Ferrari test driver hoons 458 Italia around test track

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On: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:42PM | By: Teddy Field


VIDEO: Drool as Ferrari test driver hoons 458 Italia around test track

In the car world, being a Ferrari test driver has got to be the best job in the world. “Heya, Luigi, take’a this 458 out an see’a if it breaks’a”. So you tear out of the factory, bound for Ferrari’s private 1.9-mile test track outside of Maranello. Then you bomb the freshly built supercar around Fiorano’s curves and straightaways until something goes ’Bam!’. Such is the life of the lucky bastard in this video. And you get to watch as he beats the livin' hell out of a Giallo Modena yellow 458. Turn your speakers up so you can hear that V8 wail.

In case you’re wondering, here’re the specs of a 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia. We’re not sure if this is a test mule or some type of prototype. But the videographer said that he figured they were testing the durability of the transmission clutches.

2014 Ferrari 458 Italia specs—
Base price: $233,509
Engine: Mid-mounted 4.5L V8
Horsepower: 570 @ 9000 rpm (!!)
Torque: 398 @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
Weight: 3,274 lbs
Fuel economy: 13 city/17 hwy
0-60 time: 3.4 seconds
Top speed: 202 mph
Fun factoid: An optional driver’s seat with memory function costs $6,447


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