Drive a Ferrari 458 Italia On a Racetrack!

Ferrari continues to improve upon perfection with the 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive V-8 Berlinetta that was first unveiled to the public on September 15, 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed to be a successor to the Ferrari F430, the 458 Italia is derived from an entirely new design platform, which intergrates technology developed from Ferrari’s involvement in Formula 1.  more on the Ferrari 458 >

Expectations were high for the 458 especially after the success of the 430. Needless-to-say the F430 and the 430 Scuderia are very impressive, and any replacement would have very large shoes to fill. Ferrari did not disappoint. The 458 Italia tops its predecessors in all categories, not only raising the bar at Ferrari, but setting a new standard for all exotic supercars. With blinding acceleration and superior handling, the Ferrari 458 Italia can do a quarter mile in 10.8 seconds and corners like it's glued to the asphalt leaving drivers begging for more. This car is so exciting it should have come standard with a heart defibrilator.

Derived from the shared Ferrari/Maserati engine department, (Maserati has essentially been the luxury division of Ferrari since Ferrari took full control in 1999 after having a majority stake in the company since 1997) the 458 Italia produces 560 hp at a screaming 9,000 rpm. 398 foot pounds of torque are delivered at 6,000 rpm, with 80% percent of the torque at 3,250 rpm! The naturally aspirated engine features direct fuel injection, a first for Ferrari mid-engine street cars. 0-60 mph takes just 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph. Breaking the 200 mph barrier, makes the Ferrari 458 Italia the first volume production Ferrari to scale the 200 mph mark.

Unlike other models of Ferrari, the 458 Italia has only one transmission option. The 458 utilizes a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that directs power to the rear axle. The 458 does not come with the option of a manual transmission, marking it only the fourth model in Ferrari’s long history in which a manual transmission is not offered. The other models not to include a manual option were the Enzo, Challenge Stradale and the 430 Scuderia.

Ferrari introduced a new design concept whereby the 458 Italia carbon-ceramic brakes include a prefill function that forces the pistons within the calipers to push the pads into contact with the discs on launch, eliminating the delay when the brakes are applied. This concept added to the pre-existing antilock braking system (ABS) creates a drastic improvement to braking, bringing the vehicle from 62 mph to 0 mph in 107 feet.

Ferrari Formula 1 driver and racing superstar, Michael Schumacher participated in the exterior and interior designs of the 458 Italia. In collaboration with Carozzeria Pininfarina, who have been involved with all of Ferrari’s exteriors of late, the F458 was designed with aerodynamic efficiency and downforce as a top priority including the deformable winglets of the front grill that lower at high speeds to reduce drag and increase downforce. An ironic turn of events considering it was the late Enzo Ferrari himself who said, "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." Nevertheless, Ferrari engineers remain confident that Enzo would have been pleased with the 458 Italia.

The interior design features many changes, notably the relocation of many column stock controls to the steering wheel, giving a more Formula 1 type feel. This was done to create unimpeded access to the paddle shifters. The turn signals take a little getting used to since they have been turned into buttons on the steering wheel, initially creating a very unnatural feel. Other questionable design choices include placing navigation controls along with audio controls in pods that flank the steering wheel, making access to these items impossible for a passenger. Additional cabin improvements include a repositioning of the driver seating position, creating a much more comfortable seating position than what was offered in previous Ferrari models.

If you thought that Ferrari could not top the success of the 430 line, prepare to be pleasantly surprised with the superior handling and performance of the Ferrari 458 Italia. Being that Ferrari has once again raised the bar considerably higher than what was available to previous volume production models, this begs the question: what will Ferrari do next?

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Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 202 MPH
  • 562 HP
  • 3.3 S
  • $270,000
The Ferrari 458 Italia reigns at the top of the Ferrari supercar kingdom. Producing 562 hp with 398ft-lbs of torque, the newest and most sophisticated Ferrari ever made resides in a class all of its own. Combined with stunning beauty and superior handling, the Ferrari 458 Italia delivers style and grace unmatched by any of its predecessors.

Romain Thievin

Tips From A Pro

"The Ferrari 458 Italia is a personal favorite of mine, as well as the majority of the instructors in the staff. The car has a very light steering wheel, very fast shifting and an awesome V8 engine. This makes the 458 both very easy to drive and very exciting when approaching the limit."


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Arrival And Registration
We suggest arriving 15 minutes before your driving session with your valid driver’s license. Once you're checked-in, feel free to visit the pit lane to take pictures or relax in the lounge area until your classroom session begins.
Technical Briefing
The interactive technical briefing will introduce you to our track and proper driving procedures that will make you a more efficient and faster driver. Later, you will be paired with an instructor who will help you to safely get the most out of your driving experience.
Discovery Lap
Exclusive and only at Exotics Racing, ride along with one of our professional drivers behind the wheel in order to get a preview of our racetrack. The Discovery Laps are driven at moderate speed in order to explain each braking zone, apex, and acceleration zone. During this session, you will become familiar with the racetrack as well as how your body will react to the turns.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE - FROM 5 TO 200 LAPS from 5 to 200 laps
Driving Experience
Get behind the wheel of a powerful supercar on our racetrack! Your personal racing instructor will help you get the absolute most out of your driving experience. The length of your session will vary depending on how many cars or laps you are doing.
Cars and Laps
Enhance your experience by driving more cars and laps. With our Buy 1 Get 1 Free special offer, the more you drive, the more free laps you get on track. Also, if you want to drive different supercars, you can save up to $100 off per additional car. And don’t forget to purchase the ride-along experience; this will be the adrenaline-pumping ride of your life!
CHECK OUT - 30 MIN 30 min
Check Out
At the conclusion of your driving experience, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. An HD video from on board your driving experience that captures you in the driver’s seat and displays your track position, your speed, top speed, and your fastest lap time will be available for purchase.
DRESS Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes required.
No racing suits are required. Open-toe shoes, sandals, and high-heels are not allowed. Close-toe shoes will be provided to anyone who does not have proper footwear.
DRIVER LICENSE Driver's license from any state or country required. Must be 18+.
Your driver’s license can be issued from any state or country. Drivers must be at least 18 years old. Ride-along passengers must be tall enough to safely sit in the passenger seat of the car while properly wearing the car’s standard seatbelt.
HELMETS & INSURANCEHelmets are provided on track at no cost. Insurance is included.
You must properly wear your helmet throughout the entire time in the car as a driver and passenger. Helmets are provided at no cost and all standard helmet sizes are available. Insurance is included with no deductible.
DRIVING CENTER Stunning Driving Center with premium facilities and panoramic viewing terrace.
Our Las Vegas EXR Driving Center is a state-of-art 14,000 square feet of hospitality space and provides premium services with private café, relaxing lounges, Wifi, AC and VIP area. Drivers and guests can watch the supercars on track from the panoramic rooftop terrace with an astonishing view on the whole racetrack.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY Friends and family are welcome to join you at the racetrack.
You and your guests may take as many pictures and videos as you want while remaining safely off of the track and flow of traffic in and out of pit lane.
TRANSPORTATION Complimentary round-trip transportation from the Las Vegas Strip
We offer a complimentary shuttle service from the ARIA Resort & Casino to our Las Vegas racetrack. We also provide a complimentary parking if you want to come with your own vehicle. Other easy and affordable transportation services such as Uber or Lyft will be the quickest and most flexible way to get there. For the ultimate experience, ride in a limo with our partner Presidential Limousine.
  • dress Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes required
  • Driver License Valid Driver’s license from any state or country required. Must be 18+
  • Helmets & Insurance Helmets are provided on track at no cost. Insurance is included
  • Driving Center Driving Center with premium facilities and panoramic viewing terrace
  • Friends and Family Friends and family are welcome to join you at the racetrack
  • Transportation Complimentary round-trip transportation from the Las Vegas Strip

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March 14, 2018

My instructor was *** and he was absoutley fantastic. He pushed me to go as fast as I could was always positive and when we got into a little bit of a situation he was cam and very professional about fixing my mistake. He was also very informative and knowledgeable about the car and how to make me go faster. It was a great experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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March 13, 2018

Great experience, this was my 2nd visit in eight months and I am sure I will be back for a 3rd one, if not more. I would recommend this to any car enthusiast.
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February 28, 2018

Very professional organization and well organized. I drove the Audi R8 V-10, the Acura NSX and the Ferrari 458 Italia, in that order. My wife did a ride along in the Huracan. Excellent pro driver instruction from all 3 pros and they do want you to go as fast as you are able. Can't wait to get back! Get the videos! They're worth it for memories plus you can see where you lost time so you can improve.
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February 27, 2018

Amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience! The incredible staff is what makes the experience that much more memorable! Absolutely fantastic!
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February 26, 2018

Wow, what a great time. Bucket list item for me, that filled to the brim. Professional staff that is very accommodating. My instructor, *** gave great instruction in a very soft smooth manner. Helping me improve, pushing me to the limit of my ability. Feedback included, acknowlegement on the fast areas to help me go and tips in the areas I had difficulty with, created improvement truly making a learning experence. Nice selection of cars to choose from, with packages for every budget. Not many places you can go, get in a world class sports cars, go really fast, safely, receive instruction on pushing its and your limits. For a heart pumping, hammer down, adrenalin rush, trill DRIVE, in the world's greatest supercars, GO EXPERIENCE EXOTICS RACING.
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February 20, 2018

This was my second visit to Exotics Racing and I came away knowing that this is THE place to drive cars that are unobtainable by most of the population, myself included. One car I selected was unavailable due to a mechanical issue but Exotics was top notch in making sure I was satisfied with their solution. I also give my highest review for driving instructors *** in the 458 Italia and GT3-RS respectively. They were both excellent and very helpful in getting the most performance from each car. My only criticism would be to try to group together those drivers with the same type of goals. Some want to go flat out and some not so much. I had to slow to 30 mph to pass a Lamborghini, which I passed twice in 7 laps. Put the fast and pedestrian in separate times on the track. Overall another great experience at Exotis racing!
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February 5, 2018

Everything was first class josh the instructor is incredible. Very knowledgeable and helpful. He made the experience amazing.

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February 5, 2018

Had an amazing time, went 7 laps in the farrari 428. Such an awesome car. Also did a couple laps with the professional drifter. I highly recommend. Staff was very professional and helpful. The driver assistance that was with me was very helpful also to get me through the track as fast as possible. This is one thing that you should definitely do!!! You won't be disappointed! Absolutely amazing time. Will be back to do it again...
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January 31, 2018

The entire experience was everything I had hoped it would be. *** did an excellent job of helping me learn the track and each of the cars I drove. I would love to do it again next time I am in Vegas.
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January 31, 2018

There is nothing i can say but thank you for one of the best experiences in my life. This is not a critique but i would have liked a bumper sticker for the window of my 1 ton ford. and you could probably even get more promotion just by running the interior videos of your clients on the shuttle.



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