Drove an F430 Spider at a motor-cross event yesterday.
Going in I would have preferred a coupe but I didn't fit very well in it with the helmet on, so Spider with the top down it was! The noise was GLORIOUS so I can't say it was a bad choice.
I cannot believe how agile, fast, and exhilarating these cars are. Acceleration and braking are insane. Steering was 2nd nature, after 1 lap I had it all down pretty well and the instructor was pleased with how I was attacking fast bends.
On one hand I was kinda bummed they had the traction control on, which meant I had to have the car pointed mostly straight in order to lay down the power, but I understand that most people (me included) would probably just burn out tires and hit cones if the systems were disabled.
I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 11/11/13 at 8:05am