What’s It Like to Drive a Ferrari?

Ferraris are hand-built Italian supercars that embody the best of automotive engineering and breakneck performance. So what is it like to drive a Ferrari? The short answer is: like nothing else you could do. A longer answer involves the speed of which every Prancing Horse is capable, the iconic roar of their engines, and cabin designs that are meant to enable you to harness the incredible power effectively.

Speed

While Ferrari vehicles offer much more than incredible top speeds, there’s no denying that the thrill of driving a vehicle that can exceed 200 mph is a unique experience. When you put pressure on the gas pedal of a Ferrari, the response is immediate — this, as much as anything else, emphasizes the connection between the driver and the vehicle. It’s about more than raw speed, though — it’s about what they can do at high speeds. Ferraris are built for the driving experience, and as such they are highly responsive when taking turns even near their limit. This responsiveness becomes intuitive very quickly, and will make vehicles from other automakers seems instantly lesser.

Of course, hammering down the gas and feeling yourself pressed back into the seat as you go from a standstill to 60 mph in around 3 seconds is an essential part of the Ferrari track experience, too.


Sound

The roar of a Ferrari is like nothing else on this planet. Ferrari’s engine sounds are the result of world-class engineering that takes the full sensory experience of drivers into account. Some automakers rely on loudspeakers or amplifiers to enhance the sounds of their powertrains — Ferrari does not do this. The sound of a Ferrari is the result of smart design, careful acoustic design, and precision tuning. Ferrari does extensive simulation and prototyping work using Brüel & Kjær NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) Simulator ll to ensure that each Prancing Horse has a compelling song all its own.


Driver-Centric Cabin Designs

The steering wheel is the focal point of every Prancing Horse’s cabin — it is, after all, the primary way that you interact with the vehicle. Every Ferrari is designed so that driving controls are on or near the steering wheel, from the manettino to the gearshift paddle. Cockpits are designed to provide an optimal view of the road as well as all instrument clusters and information displays, while the seats are made to cradle occupants comfortably and securely at the highest speeds.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale Front Seats

Every Ferrari Feels Different

A Ferrari is more than an exotic car — though it may feel exotic to those who haven’t driven one before. Each Ferrari model has a personality all its own because they are built by hand and produced in very limited quantities. That’s why, when you seek to buy a Ferrari, you should do so with the understanding that, while they all share some common DNA, they are also all unique. This is why so many people collect Prancing Horse, and why finding the exact model you want may involve a search. Fortunately, we can help you with that, whether you live in Chicago, St. Louis, or anywhere else in the United States.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale From Above

Inquire About Purchasing a Ferrari of Your Own Near Chicago

Want to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari soon? Contact Continental AutoSports to get started. We can help you find the right Ferrari and discuss the ways in which you can best enjoy it. Even if you’re not in Chicagoland, we’re here to help you find the Prancing Horse of your dreams.


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