While many people may have a problem when placed in the passenger seat of a super-fast Italian exotic, toss them the keys and let them be in charge behind the wheel, and few, if any, can resist or escape the allure of driving at a thrilling pace – moms and grandmothers included.
Exotic car chaser Justin from Germany proved this when he took a trip to Italy and booked a test drive of a Ferrari 458 Italia for his dear mother.
He explains: “During our trip to Italy, my mom decided to take a Ferrari 458 Italia for a ride around Maranello. Even though she drove some fast cars in the past this was the first time she has driven a Ferrari. I think she did quite well. As you can see she hit a topspeed of about 200 km/h on public roads!”
Mind you, Justin’s mother hit a little over 200km/h (~124mph – at the 3:55 minute mark) on a section of the road that seems to have a speed limit of around 50km/h or 31mph, or at least it did a few seconds before in the video.
Once out of the car, she says, “Justin! I drove 200km/h, it wasn’t possible to go faster than that!”.
By John Halas
Hat tip to Carlos M.!