Video: Mum takes Ferrari 458 Italia out for a spin

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If you owned a £200,000 supercar, would you let your mum take it out for a joy ride?

One brave Fezza key holder did just that when he or she allowed the mother of YouTube supercar spotter Justins Supercars (his lack of grammar, not ours) to slip behind the wheel of a pristine 458 and take it for a burn around the busy streets of Maranello.

Justin accompanied the uploaded in-car footage with this explanation: "During our trip to Italy, my mom decided to take a Ferrari 458 Italia for a ride around Maranello.

"Even though she drove (sic) some fast cars in the past, this was the first time she has driven a Ferrari. I think she did quite well."

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia


Justin's mother is clearly a fan of nailing the throttle as she can be seen reaching speeds of up to 124mph on public roads.

There are a few hairy moments - particularly when her young passenger has to nudge the steering wheel in order to avoid a nasty collision with the kerb - and she can be seen regularly reaching for the gearstick, even though it's an automatic but it's a fair display of V8 hooning.... even though it's not entirely legal.

For those who need reminding, the Ferrari 458 boasts a 4.5-litre engine that develops 562bhp - enough to propel the Pininfarina-designed rocket from 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 202mph.