Many automobile fanatics spend a lot of time dreaming about what it would be like to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari and experience the power and performance of this kind of supercar firsthand.

If you consider yourself to be amongst this group, and you hope to fulfill this dream one day, it is essential to be prepared to handle all that driving a Ferrari entails. Although you do not have to be a professional driver to handle a Ferrari, driving a car of this calibre is completely different from ordinary vehicles.

The Golden Rules to Understand When Driving a Ferrari

While driving a Ferrari is something that very few ever have the opportunity to enjoy, if you are fortunate enough to do so, you definitely want that experience to be memorable for all the right reasons.

Therefore, it is essential to be well-versed in the major dos and don’ts that relate to operating this type of vehicle. These include the following:

1.Keep a good distance from the car ahead

It is always a good idea to keep some distance between yourself and the car ahead when you are driving, especially on the highway. Other drivers can sometimes be unpredictable, and you never know when they may slam on the brakes.

Even if you have a quick reaction time, without sufficient space between your car and the one ahead, if you brake just a fraction of a second too late, you risk smashing into them and potentially totalling your car and theirs.

This is an especially significant risk when you are driving a Ferrari a little faster on a roadway, as it will be even harder to react to sudden oncoming hazards.

The ideal distance to keep between your Ferrari and other cars ahead of you is anywhere from 50 to 100 feet. This distance should be maintained at all times, except when in heavy traffic or at a stoplight. Giving yourself this extra space will reduce dangerous and disastrous situations.

2.Adapt your driving based on the weather

When driving a Ferrari, it is crucial to pay attention to both the present and future weather conditions, as sudden weather shifts can affect the way you must handle the vehicle.

Of course, if the forecast calls for a warm sunny day, your visibility will be fine and road conditions will be optimal. However, if conditions are icy, rainy, or foggy, or any of these are on the horizon, it is important to prepare to deal with them.

For most types of extreme weather, including rain, fog, ice, or snow, the best approach is to drive slower than usual and be extra cautious of your surroundings.

If the weather gets too extreme or visibility is low, it is better to delay your drive until things clear up. You do not want to risk accidentally hitting someone else or have someone else hit you while driving a Ferrari. After all, with their wider tires, Ferraris are prone to aquaplaning on overly wet roads.

3.Take it slowly through smaller towns

Another important rule to remember is to reduce your speed when driving through smaller towns and villages. Driving in such areas is quite different from long highways or empty back roads, and navigating the roads in small cities requires a delicate approach.

In such communities, you will likely encounter smaller streets, tighter corners, and compact building layouts, none of which lend themselves well to fast, careless driving. Failing to slow down while driving through a small town will only end up putting innocent pedestrians at risk.

4.Do not let other drivers provoke you

The unfortunate reality is that some drivers will see you cruising in a beautiful Ferrari and feel the need to challenge you for a race. As tempting as it may be to indulge in this kind of behaviour, it is not worth the risk of getting into an accident or receiving a speeding fine.

Just ignore the other drivers who make a point of overtaking you on the highway or revving their engines next to you at a stoplight. At the end of the day, when you are already behind the wheel of a gorgeous Ferrari, you really have nothing to prove.

Drive a Ferrari With One of Ultimate Exotics’ Supercar Experiences

Before you can heed the valuable tips mentioned above, you first need to have a chance to drive a Ferrari. Ultimate Exotics can provide you with such an opportunity.

If you book one of our world-class supercar driving experiences, you will have the rare chance to fulfill a life goal and drive some supercars from our impressive fleet, which includes a Ferrari 488 GTB.

Although driving a car with this much power under its hood is definitely a new feeling, you don’t need to worry, as someone from our team of supercar experts will offer helpful tips and guidance before you get behind the wheel.

For more information about how you can drive a Ferrari with one of our experiences or to learn more about the different experience options that we provide, call Ultimate Exotics at (888) 493-8687 or contact us here.