Watch a Ferrari 458 Speciale Being Flogged on a Police Training Circuit

Out of all the supercars currently on the market, the Ferrari 458 Speciale is one of the best if you want to learn the ways of the track. Thus, it seems only natural for an example of this Prancing Horse to be found running round on a police training circuit and we’re here to bring you the footage.
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The track special was recently put through its paces on a circuit in the proximity of the Dutch town of Lelystad. This is a circuit where the Dutch police performs their vehicle training and it has a modular configuration that allows for all the aspects of a car’s handling to come under the spotlights.

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.

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