Despite the driving skills on display, sliding around the snow in a Ferrari Testarossa isn’t the wisest thing to do
January 25, 2023 at 15:00
by Brad Anderson
If we were fortunate enough to own a Ferrari Testarossa, you can bet your bottom dollar that we would drive it frequently, just as the carmaker had intended. However, one thing we would never dare to do was drive it in the snow. Evidently, the owner of this particular Testarossa has much more guts than we do.
It goes without saying that the Ferrari Testarossa was not designed to handle snow-covered roads quite like a Subaru Outback, for example, but if you’re skilled enough behind the wheel and have expert throttle control, it can not only be driven in the snow but can also be drifted around turns like a proper rally car.
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Apparently, the Testarossa in this video was not fitted with winter tires at the time of filming, making the driving on display all the more impressive.
Of course, this isn’t to say that driving like this is a smart idea. In fact, the driver could have easily lost control and at one point, is shown doing donuts in a parking lot, not too far from other cars. He also spun out while creeping up a snow-covered hill and according to the YouTuber who filmed the video, even spun out in front of a police officer while going around a roundabout.
Not only does driving a rear-wheel drive sports car in the snow take a lot of finesse, but doing so in a mid-engined supercar is particularly tricky.