I took delivery of my new 458 last week and have been driving the car getting accustomed to all it's features. My girlfriend suggested we take the Ferrari out on some country roads so I said ok. Except for riding 25 mph around the neighborhood, this was her first real ride in the car. We pulled out onto the main road and I mashed the fun pedal. The engine sang its glorious tune up to redline and I shifted into 2nd. Not hearing any screams or sounds of enthusiasm I looked over and her face was as white as a ghost. I quickly aborted the acceleration and assumed a normal driving discipline. It was several minutes before she spoke. She finally said that she was a gnats @ss from barfing Cheerios all over the interior. I am accustomed to fast cars and I sometimes forget that other folks aren't. I may do the right thing and only hot-dog the car when I am driving alone.