Pink Floyd drummer reviews Ferrari's 458

April 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Nick Mason, drummer for the famed rock band Pink Floyd, recently took a ride in the new Ferrari 458 for an article in the British version of GQ.

Mason is reportedly a huge car aficionado and leaped at the chance to review the anticipated sports vehicle.

Despite his insistence that he needed no instructions to figure out all the "switches, knobs and buttons," the 458 model is quite simple to operate, states Mason. "For starters, unlike so many supercars, you can actually see out of it," jests the band member.

The traction on the car is fantastic, not slowing the 458 one bit, giving the driver all the more reason to use maximum power while maintaining "adhesion to the road," raves Mason.

It's speed and power is what attracts people to this car - the top speed is 202 mph and can accelerate to 62 mph in 3.35 seconds. With a 4.5-liter V-8 engine, the Ferrari gets 570 brake horsepower and has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Comfort, on the other hand, is what drivers give up for such a monster. The drummer is referring to the seats, only, however. The 458 is still "spacious and practical."

"It is the best Ferrari yet," concludes Mason.

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