Many of the controls – lights, wipers, indicators, damper adjustment, engine stop/start and traction control switch – are on the steering wheel itself, echoing the style if not the content of a Formula One car. This takes getting used to, the indicators especially. Also, the visibility at angled junctions is pretty awful.
Ferrari 458 space & practicality
The days when you made yourself fit in a Ferrari as best you could are long gone. The cabin is spacious and light, and there's room for a few bits of light luggage behind the two seats to supplement the deep, if a little narrow, storage area under the bonnet.
Ferrari 458 equipment
Standard kit includes leather upholstery, air-conditioning and a stereo system, but buyers will be far more interested in what they can add to personalise their car. A lot, is the answer, but none of it comes cheap. There’s the usual stuff – parking sensors, electric seats and sat-nav – and more off-the-wall stuff such as a bespoke luggage set that costs thousands of pounds.