The way I see it, you drive the car the car doesn't drive you. In other words, most cars like this aren't going to be "too much" to handle, you just might not be able to take full advantage of what the car can offer.
I think one could argue if a 458 will truly be that much better of a sports car than a 911 turbo or R8.
1994 Infiniti Q45- First 5-speed swapped Q45.
2007 BMW M Coupe