The 458 Speciale has a driving instructor behind its wheel, as this was caught on camera during a (civilian) driving event on the track.
Remember when we said the 458 Speciale is one of the best paths to get up close and personal with a circuit? We forgot to add that, like any 458, this thing appears to be too tail-happy for its own good at times.
The instructor in the driver’s seat is certainly aware of this, as the man treats the car with a lot of respect - perhaps it was too much respect, since he doesn’t appear to fully exploit its potential.
Maranello has gifted the 458 Speciale with Slip Angle Control (SSC), a piece of software that’s supposed to keep the sideways episodes under control, but this only works up to a point.
The new lesson learned by the car’s electronic brain makes better use of the E-Diff electronically-controlled limited slip diff and its F1-Trac control system, but you must remain more than careful not to spin the 458 when going into maximum attack mode.