2011 Ferrari 458 Italia controls – Click above to view video after the jump

The 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia is magnificent. With a vast array of electronic wizardry, a glorious 570-horsepower mid-mounted V8, statuesque bodywork, the track manners of an F1 car and the street manners of sleeping kitten, it may be the finest supercar available.

There is, however, a catch. The myriad controls for all those electronics and the information output by the car is enough to give even the most ADD driver sensory overload. With that in mind, Ferrari has released a video to walk you through the 458 Italia's controls one at a time, breaking down their use and functionality.

Study the vid carefully a couple times, and you can stop worrying about hitting the turn signal when you simply wanted to tune the radio. Tired of turning off traction control when what you wanted to do was de-couple the suspension? The electronic instruction manual has you covered. Click past the jump to get acquainted with the Italia's controls.

[Source: YouTube via WorldCarFans]



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      Weiman
      • 3 Years Ago
      But where is the button for the fire extinguisher?
      Rick C.
      • 3 Years Ago
      which button fires photon torpedos?
      another Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm. There must be a mistake. I was under the impression that the single audio control was on the right side of the driver's footwell.
      Firat Akcay
      • 3 Years Ago
      What they must have thought is: if a guy has a ferrari then he should get bj`s from the perfect blonde with the white skin and gorgeous breast sitting on the passenger seat, so there should be no obstacles in between ))
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Hek!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ferrari doesn't need to get schooled, they only make and sell 6-7 thousand cars a year. Toyota, GM etc make & sell about 8million cars a year. As you can then conclude all the Prii in the world though individually much more fuel efficient than any Ferrari collectively consume much (MUCH) more fuel then all the Ferraris in the world. Now on to your electric argument there. Where does electricity come from? Out the wall? Please...Most power plants even today are coal fired, coal is mined, mining consumes oil. Mining enough coal to power say only 1 million electric cars consumes much more oil than to fuel 6-7 thousand Ferraris. Your argument is dead, thank you.
      Saco Sacão
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still has less buttons than, say, a Volt.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Kevin Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still one on the greatest supercars of all time
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too complicated: I'll take a Maserati for half the price, half the buttons and a console shifter
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dunno if you guys noticed it, but the label for full lights/flash is wrong. In that video it pointed to the telescopic steering adjustment. The lights and wing mirror adjustment are situated on the left hand side on the dash just below the left screen. Did ferrari really made this video?
      • 3 Years Ago
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