Owning a Ferrari is a dream come true for any car enthusiast. It’s magical. There’s really no other way to describe it. You haven’t really driven until you drive a Ferrari 458.

That’s not exactly encouraging information unless you happen to have a few hundred thousand dollars lying around, but you can still revel in all the specs, and drool over all the amazing features.

Imagine Yourself Behind the Wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia Right Now

Even if you never get to slip into the seat of a Ferrari 458 Italia, you can learn every inch of its luxurious interior, and imagine the experience.

Feel your hands on the wheel. And then smell the leather interior.

Then see the curves in the road ahead, and whip around them with ease. Here is everything you need to know about the Ferrari 458 Italia to feel like you’re sitting in the driver’s seat.

In the Driver’s Seat

When you slip into the ergonomically designed leather seats of a Ferrari 458 Italia, you just might feel like you’re in the cockpit of a fighter jet. The acceleration and sound of the car makes you feel surrounded by sleek and sexy power

There are so many controls at your disposal that reading the owner’s manual is a must.

The steering wheel has the majority of the controls that you will need. They sit right at your fingertips to make the steering wheel feel like an extension of your body. Your movements and the movements of the car are one.

The dashboard display has a built-in navigation system, and a bright digital screen gives you all your pertinent driving information. You’ll want to keep an eye on that speedometer because the Ferrari 458 Italia is almost too much fun to drive.

The 458 also has what they call an automated manual transmission. It has the features of both a manual and an automatic so that you get the benefits of both.

Cruising along the California coastline, and want to feel like you’re totally in control? You can manually switch gears for the ultimate driving experience.

However, if you find yourself stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Just hit the auto button at the center of the console. It will help make your drive a whole lot easier.

How Low Can You Go

Aside from the plush leather seats, you might feel like there’s not much between you and the roadway. That’s because the Ferrari 458 Italia has you hugging the road. You sit low, but you’re cradled in the lap of luxury.

The Ferrari 458 Italia is aerodynamic. It is good to note that it looks sleek and impeccably designed.

The Ferrari 458 even looks like it’s perpetually in motion. It looks fast and fun from every angle. The intakes, the vents, the winglets, the visible engine, they all add flair and allure.

The Italia is also designed to balance weight and power and to reduce front-end drag. You get a lower center of gravity. This helps you eat tight turns and winding roads for breakfast.

You can practically feel yourself hugging those tight turns, can’t you? Picture the open road ahead, and you’re already gone.

Thrills Versus Frills

Make no mistake, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a luxury car. But it is first and foremost a sports car. It’s not the car you get because you can answer your emails in it, or because it has smart features that take over the driving for you. It’s the car you get because you love driving.

Its refined features maximize your driving experience.

You get the thrill of the road, the roar of the engine, and the satisfaction of putting the pedal to the metal. While other cars boast features that seem to try to distract you from the fact that you’re in a car, the Ferrari 458 brings the driving to the forefront of your experience.

This all makes sense when you remember that the engine in a Ferrari is built for racing. People love a Mercedes or Lexis for all their creature comforts, but they love Ferraris for the engines.

No wonder they’re visible and on display. The V8 engine maximizes both power and fuel efficiency by design.

This is all while meeting the most stringent emission standards.

Feel like You’re in a Ferrari

You might have grand dreams of getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia, but even if they never come true, you have a pretty good idea of what it would be like.

You can feel the road beneath you and the shape of the ergonomic wheel in your hands. It’s not surprising that Ferrari has such a dedicated following, and you’re pretty happy to be a part of it.