I then hopped straight from the 'Vette to a 458 Italia. While both are extremely capable cars, the mid-engined Ferrari provides a completely different feel that requires the driver to throw out most of what you think you know about performance driving. It takes patience on corner exits, since too much throttle induces understeer.
My trail-braking—turning into a corner as I'm still letting off the brakes—provokes the same comment from my instructor lap after lap: “You're going to spin the car!” I think at one point he even said, "I'm just trying to save your life here." Ultimately, all it takes is finesse to drive the 458 at speed, and it's definitely worthwhile.