How A Ferrari 458 Speciale A Should Be Driven

I don't imagine many of Ferrari's new ultra-limited drop top 458 Speciale will be driven like the one in this video, and that makes me a little sad.


Of course, it's understandable that the owner of one of the 499 Speciale A's Ferrari will make might want to keep their investment pristine, but on the other hand, it's just a car. Cars deserve to be used to their fullest potential, which is why this video from EVO makes me so gosh darn happy.

Jethro Bovingdon and co. went over to Italy to sample the Speciale A but were met with some intense rain. In true English fashion they said "screw it," dropped the top, and drove the hell out of it. Hey, I guess the faster you go the less wet you'll get, right?

They hooned until their cameras were too wet to work, and the Alcantara interior was thoroughly soaked. The Speciale handled the wet with aplomb, which is quite incredible considering it's a 600 hp RWD convertible riding on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

I hope the future owners of Speciale A's do them justice like EVO has. Sure, they're rare and probably quite expensive, but they deserve to be driven like a stolen rental car.

Top Photo Credit: EVO via YouTube


The guy does an impressive job of keeping the car on the road, but driving with the top down in the rain seems pretty stupid. I guess it's easy to be so cavalier when it isn't your own car.