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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    BONES:

    fThat is a killer spec.  Love the blue leather.  Maybe the dark blue calipers would have been a nice tie in to the blue interior and nice play of the gorgeous BLUE Corsa exterior, but its stunning to say the least.   When is the TDF due to arrive?

    Thanks Smiley. The blue callipers are a different shade and so would not have looked good. I am tending to de-emphasise the callipers on my specs so that the focus is on the wheel and not the caliper. The TDF has been delayed yet again  - no idea when it will come Smiley, but it will be worth the wait!

    Stunning Comb Smiley

    and yes, blue caliipers doesn't go with Blu Corsa. 

    Enjoy it in the best of health Smiley


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Porker:

    Yet another addition Crayphile! I actually think you own more cars than I do socks! angel

    It's not immediately an addition I would add myself, but I'm still warming to the 488 I guess. I do applaud the daring color scheme! kiss

    Thanks @Porker Smiley. Out of interest, if you were to pick a mid-engined car to buy, what would it be?


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    pride355:
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    The current V10 plus is my favorite sports car on the market if I were to sell 458. These cars are all very fast. What we need is more emotion/excitement; not another 50 hp. ...........

    You name it. And this is valid not only for Ferrari - the other brands are going more comfortable and more perfectionist, too. Both is killing the emotions and excitement level. On the other hand - they might win some of the clients which are up for a sports car but don't want to cope with the limitations. I think that the 488 Italia (or whatever name it will carry) will be delivering exactly those emotions. Same what Porsche is doing with their GT3s - insane fun of a car!

     

     


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Beautiful car, S. Smiley 

    It is weird, I really like the 488 Spider but not the Coupe. Smiley

    Still not a fan of the turbo charged engine but I guess this is the future for many sportscars. Smiley

    Can't wait to see photos of your tdf, this is really a dream car, even if many claim that it is barely drivable at the limit. Who cares? The emotional experience should be out of this world. Smiley On of the last n/a I guess, even for Ferrari...a very good choice and a car which probably is going to be worth a fortune in a couple of years, so a good investment as well.


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:

    The 488 Spider is home now after PPF fitting. I took it out for a good drive today, so here are some first impressions and photos. The low end torque increase from turbocharging is clearly and immediately evident. I was surprised by how much turbo whine there is at lower revs before the exhaust flaps really open up at 4K revs. The steering is definitely less twitchy than on the 458 but still has that really fast response of the newer generation Ferraris. The car is markedly stiffer than the 458 Spider which I felt was very compromised by scuttle shake and too soft a suspension for my taste ( largely corrected on the Speciale Aperta). Upshift sound is good for a turbo but the downshift sound is a big disappointment for a Ferrari. As a complete package of styling, performance and handling its a definite hit, its the Turbo S of exotics for want of a better expression. The Ferrari gearbox remains the market leader and fit and finish whilst not being Pagani or Rolls Royce is just fine for me ( reference the other thread in the Ferrari section ). I'm really pleased with the  new Blu Corsa colour -  its different , visually arresting, and looks spectacular even in low light. I have deliberately gone for for a softer spec on this car to contrast with some of the more hardcore cars in the collection. Completely failed to control the carbon expense again as you can see!

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    Congratulations - this car looks amazing. I love the color combination!!!! 


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    Porker:

    Yet another addition Crayphile! I actually think you own more cars than I do socks! angel

    It's not immediately an addition I would add myself, but I'm still warming to the 488 I guess. I do applaud the daring color scheme! kiss

    Thanks @Porker Smiley. Out of interest, if you were to pick a mid-engined car to buy, what would it be?

    By mid-engined cars, I suppose you're referring to the modern ones, in which case the 675LT is a firm favorite of mine. In any type of car, I'll always prefer the stripped out road-racer, and the 675 seems to fit that bill perfectly. 

    If you're asking mid-engined, money no object, it would always have to be the Carrera GT for me... Smiley


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    The 675LT is indeed an amazing product but I would probably choose the Aventador SV facelift(?) instead if Lamborghini would give this car the same DCT used in the Huracan/R8. With a n/a engine, the 675LT would be clearly my favorite.


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    RC:

    The 675LT is indeed an amazing product but I would probably choose the Aventador SV facelift(?) instead if Lamborghini would give this car the same DCT used in the Huracan/R8. With a n/a engine, the 675LT would be clearly my favorite.

    Unfortunately, it appears that the DCT will have to wait for the nextgen Aventador and the facelift will likely have the current gearbox.


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    From GCF: sport auto supertest video

    https://youtu.be/OsSp0_Y4W3M

    For Comparison:

    1:42,63 - Porsche 918 Spyder
    1:43,38 - Radical RXC Turbo 500
    1:44,28 - Ferrari 488 GTB
    1:45,06 - Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
    1:46,17 - McLaren 650S Spider
    1:47,08 - Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    1:47,30 - Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
    1:47,35 - '16 Audi R8 V10 plus
    1:47,52 - Porsche 991 GT3 RS


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Wow. indecision Very beautiful car. Nice color. indecision I really like the 488 Spyder. Personally, she looks better than 488 when the top is open. I think body line around engine compartment area look better than ones in 488. 


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    What a fantastic looking car! Just perfect! What is the interior color? The dash I assume is black and the rest light tan?


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    nberry:

    What a fantastic looking car! Just perfect! What is the interior color? The dash I assume is black and the rest light tan?

    Thanks Smiley. The main interior colour is Crema. The dash is Blue Sterling.


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Lovely combo, very classy and rare on a Ferrari wink


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Truly stunning and possibly unique car. Congrats!


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:

    The 488 Spider is home now after PPF fitting. I took it out for a good drive today, so here are some first impressions and photos. The low end torque increase from turbocharging is clearly and immediately evident. I was surprised by how much turbo whine there is at lower revs before the exhaust flaps really open up at 4K revs. The steering is definitely less twitchy than on the 458 but still has that really fast response of the newer generation Ferraris. The car is markedly stiffer than the 458 Spider which I felt was very compromised by scuttle shake and too soft a suspension for my taste ( largely corrected on the Speciale Aperta). Upshift sound is good for a turbo but the downshift sound is a big disappointment for a Ferrari. As a complete package of styling, performance and handling its a definite hit, its the Turbo S of exotics for want of a better expression. The Ferrari gearbox remains the market leader and fit and finish whilst not being Pagani or Rolls Royce is just fine for me ( reference the other thread in the Ferrari section ). I'm really pleased with the  new Blu Corsa colour -  its different , visually arresting, and looks spectacular even in low light. I have deliberately gone for for a softer spec on this car to contrast with some of the more hardcore cars in the collection. Completely failed to control the carbon expense again as you can see!


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    Enjoy her in good health Smiley

    I have driven both 488 spider and GTB; like the spider most evenif I always favor coupe.


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    ONUR

    458 italia smiley

     


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    kingjr9000:

    From GCF: sport auto supertest video

    https://youtu.be/OsSp0_Y4W3M

    For Comparison:

    1:42,63 - Porsche 918 Spyder
    1:43,38 - Radical RXC Turbo 500
    1:44,28 - Ferrari 488 GTB
    1:45,06 - Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
    1:46,17 - McLaren 650S Spider
    1:47,08 - Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    1:47,30 - Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
    1:47,35 - '16 Audi R8 V10 plus
    1:47,52 - Porsche 991 GT3 RS

    Amazing time for 488 GTB; almost unbelievable. Some 3 sec. faster than 991.2 Turbo S; almost 2 sec faster than 650S Smiley


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    ONUR

    458 italia smiley

     


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    Now I know why Laporte auctioned his Camouflaged 458 lol

     

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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    This thing is unspeakably hideous. I turned down the opportunity of all the 70th anniversary options!


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    The Schumacher one isn't bad. 


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:

    This thing is unspeakably hideous. I turned down the opportunity of all the 70th anniversary options!

    I think 488 gtb in bianco italy color with blue stripes and different blue interior was nice.


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    ONUR

    458 italia smiley

     


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    Wonder how big the premium is on these paint jobs.


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    I've always liked the stripe across the bonnet on V12 Ferraris. 


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    Porker:

    Yet another addition Crayphile! I actually think you own more cars than I do socks! angel

    It's not immediately an addition I would add myself, but I'm still warming to the 488 I guess. I do applaud the daring color scheme! kiss

    Thanks @Porker Smiley. Out of interest, if you were to pick a mid-engined car to buy, what would it be?

    the question was not directed at me but i volunteer an answer nevertheless:::)))) i'd wait for the 488 speciale:::))) 


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    pmarkow:
     

    the question was not directed at me but i volunteer an answer nevertheless:::)))) i'd wait for the 488 speciale:::))) 

    Funny, I am thinking of buying a 458 Speciale currently !


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    pmarkow:
     

    the question was not directed at me but i volunteer an answer nevertheless:::)))) i'd wait for the 488 speciale:::))) 

    Funny, I am thinking of buying a 458 Speciale currently !

    that is also my choice but i am not going to pay the huge secondary market premium. it would be for me like paying stupidity tax for not getting one new:::((((((


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    pmarkow:
     

    the question was not directed at me but i volunteer an answer nevertheless:::)))) i'd wait for the 488 speciale:::))) 

    Funny, I am thinking of buying a 458 Speciale currently !

    Not funny at all...logical. Smiley


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    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    RC:
    Not funny at all...logical. Smiley

    Yes  - I admit it  - I am a NA engine addict/ dinosaur. I'm struggling with finding a spec I like and also choking on paying above list for something I should have ordered my self Smiley .


    Re: 488 GTB/GTS

    crayphile:
    RC:
    Not funny at all...logical. Smiley

    Yes  - I admit it  - I am a NA engine addict/ dinosaur. I'm struggling with finding a spec I like and also choking on paying above list for something I should have ordered my self Smiley .

    could not concur more.


     
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