We say it's real, just one exists so far, as created by Modificata. It’s a Speciale modified to feature three pedals, a stick and a six-speed gate, removing the seven-speed dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission.
This POV is honestly beautiful, showing the control, the interaction and the involvement we so miss from the paddle-only 458s. Even down to the mistakes, the over-revs on the downshifts – it’s his mistake to make and a thing that needs to be perfected and learned. If we had the money and had any 458, we’d absolutely be on the phone with them, getting it booked in. What a wondrous creation.
Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the previous video: Doing 120mph around the isle of man in a Kart