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    My 458 has arrived!

    Just delivered 30 minutes ago and dealer sent me pics as soon as it came off the truck. All being well I'll collect it on Saturday Smiley It is pretty well covered up for the journey to the dealer.

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    Re: My 458 has arrived!

     Congrats Iain! You must be absolutely thrilled! 

    PS: I love the red inserts into the steering wheel; very racey indeed! 


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    It's going to be a l-o-n-g wait until Saturday   The pics make the seatbelts look a bit pink but they are a perfect match for the red leather inserts. I love the red thumbgrips though I'm sure they won't be to everyones taste. My dealer says he'll take more pics tomorrow when the transit protection film has been removed.

    I'm going to have fun driving it home on Saturday as the dealer is over 200 miles away from me so that'll be a nice little break in run


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     very very nice!!!

    Good luck and good drive with your new baby!!


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    Anyone know if the wheels with diamond finish are available?


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    Yes, the diamond finish option is now available. MODIS code RSFD.


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    ISUK:

    Yes, the diamond finish option is now available. MODIS code RSFD.

    Smiley Thanks ISUK

    Your wheels looks also great!! 
     


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    Congrats Iain!Smiley

    Looks great indeed.Smiley

    Enjoy it.Smiley


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    Congrats, they next few days will probably feel very long.


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    All the best

    Please, write a comparison between the Italia and the Scuderia.

    it will make very interesting reading.


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    Many congrats - can't wait to read your first impressions

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    Re: My 458 has arrived!

    Looks stunning.

    Congrats.

    Have fun with it.


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    Great, great choice of options, the red seat insert does look as good as you mentioned previously!

    Enjoy the car!


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    WooooooooW

    Luv it!!!! The steering wheel inserts are amaaaazing !!

    Drive it in good health bro


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    Love the red touches and looking forward to you always well informed comments.

    Congratulations.

    Cheers,


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    Ferdie:

    Great, great choice of options, the red seat insert does look as good as you mentioned previously!

    Enjoy the car!

     Agree this pictures really make it look nice, your interior with the red stripe, red belts and the red thumb grips is very sporty !! Congrats Lain, you must be in cloud 9 right now Smiley  and post a lot of pics of the car once its back home. 

    Smiley Smiley


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     Iain, you have terrific taste. I love the steering wheel and seats 


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    love your sports seat [especially the red line in the middle] and carbon fiber inserts on the steering wheel.

    the screws on the base of the sports seat, are they for height adjustments?


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    tony2006:

    the screws on the base of the sports seat, are they for height adjustments?

    They are indeed. 

    Three or four different height settings? Smiley

    Can't be sure from that phototgraph.

    Do they also allow for variation of seat squab tilt, e.g., by raising the front of the squab, but not the rear? Smiley


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    The screws in the base are for height adjustment as fritz says. They are effectively the same seats as the Scud. The rear can lift I think (there is a long slotted single adjustment track visible).

    I had ordered the carbon fibre dash trim option but it's introduction was delayed when my car went into production. It would have looked great but it's saved me a small fortune by not having it so I'm not too concerned


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    Iain,

    Your 458 is GORGEOUS

    Enjoy it in good health. You'll have a great drive on Saturday

    I'm also curious about your view on 458 vs. Scud.

    Please keep us posted.

    BTW, your interior looks fantastic, I loved the race seats, just fantastic


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    ISUK:

    The screws in the base are for height adjustment as fritz says. They are effectively the same seats as the Scud. The rear can lift I think (there is a long slotted single adjustment track visible).

     That explains it. Smiley

    I couldn't be sure about the rear "holes" being a slot when looking at my monitor. 

    So the holes in front will define the height of the front of the seat squab, and the slots at the rear will provide some leeway for adjusting height and rake angle. 


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    The rear "slot" may be slightly clearer in this pic.

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    OMG.

    Congratulations.  Cannot wait to see it with its protective covering off. Same thing I've been saying since I got married to the wife actually, but it's still on.  


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     +1 with the seat slot. Nice touch. The wheel inserts are great as well - as you said, not to everyone's taste, but I think they compliment the racey character of the car. Nicely done, and enjoy!


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    OMG what a machine, great specced 458!! cannot wait for the pics in the wild, i won't say enjoy because i know you will...


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    Congratulations on a very nicely spec car  Now we will wait for your long terme driving report as you can compare it to your previous sports car


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    Congratulations ! Smiley How are you going to survive until Saturday ? Smiley Smiley

    Beautiful car, more photos please... Smiley


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    Congrats, what a feeling it must be Smiley

    J.Seven


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    congrats


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