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    2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    So, I keep on driving my 458 italia as much as possible, unlike most of the Ferrari owners Smiley

    First of all, some hard facts about the car and my trip:

    I went to Çeşme, Izmir on Friday. Then attended Track event @İzmir Pınarbaşı Race Track. I stayed another night in Çeşme. Then came back Home on Sunday. I did 1.890 km in 3 days in total.and used approx. 300 liters of fuel. On the way back, I drove at moderate speeds, averaging around 130-140 km/h and used just less than 14L/ 100 km. I did 322 km/h as the highest speed I have ever hit, on the Çeşme Autobahn. It was possible to do more. I did multiple times above 300 km/h (306, 311, 316, 322 etc.) speeds. Çeşme Autobahn is one of the best and the longest Autobahns in Turkey. Here is a small snapshot for the doubters Smiley

    My car has just passed 5500 km mark. I'm on my 3rd set of tires and they are shot, too. My front brake pads were changed before I went to Izmir. Here are the more details from the trip:

    Last Friday, I went to İzmir, a city approx. 600 km away from where I live. We had a new track event, and unlike most of  my friends (who own 430 Scuderia, Z8 and another 458 italia) I didn't send the car by truck, but I drove it myself. I just want to have pleasure of driving it on different roads.

    On Saturday, we did the Track event @ İzmir Pınarbaşı Race Circuit which is again a short track (1,98 km) with short straights but nice and fun corners. I did 4 session and upload the last 2 sessions to youtube. This time I had 2 gopros, so I put one of them at the behind window and the other one on the front windshield.

    The best time of the day was 1:00.072 which was done by another 458 italia, driven by my friend. We were told that this is the street car lap record of the Track. (He is also holding the Street car Lap record of Körfez with a lap time of 49,19 sec w/ a modified GT-R. Remember my best time is 49,5 sec @ Körfez).

    I did best time of 1:00.331 in 3rd Session @ 3rd Lap. Here is the video recorded from behind window:

     
    Here is the other video of the 3rd Session, recorded from the windshield:

     


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Here are some photos from the Event:

    My friend's MY10 430 Scuderia. He did 1:01.56 as his best lap time.

    Here is the photo of the other 458 italia which holds the Track Record of the Street Cars (And my time is the 2nd Fastest.)

    Here is the photo of my friend's Z8. He was not too keen on lapping fast:


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Here is the video from the 4th Session. My best time was 1:00.415 in this session:

     


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    Wonderful - thanks for sharing :)


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


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    easy_rider911:

    Wonderful - thanks for sharing :)

    Thank you Easy Smiley

    Here is another video from 4th Session, recorded by the front windshield cam:

     

     


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    Wonderful - many thanks for sharing - really great to see that you are using that magnificent car to the full. I REALLY want one!!!!!!!  Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


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    Marvelous Onur, a real joy to read your reports full of enthousiasm! I can easily see how you can achieve such speeds on your autobahns, they're fantastic!

    Keep the reports coming! wink


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    Thanks for sharing  - real pleasure to keep up with your exploits.


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    Interesting to see you has the Mannetino in WET setting - presumably not for the 322 kphSmiley


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    crayphile:

    Interesting to see you has the Mannetino in WET setting - presumably not for the 322 kphSmiley

    I took the photo when I arrived the fuel station, about 50 km later than I did 322 km/h. I was in SPORT while doing it.

    I used WET mode during the trip except on the Race track where I used CT and ESC off. Also I was in RACE mode while doing some rolls with the other 458 Smiley


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    It's awesome to see that you're using it properly. Some owners don't put that many km's on their car in 3 years. wink


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    pride355:

    So, I keep on driving my 458 italia as much as possible, unlike most of the Ferrari owners Smiley

    I admire you for your 2.000 km trip more than for your exploits on the track.

    Keep on driving, in health and enjoyment Smiley


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    Thanks for sharing !  You are a real enthusiast and it is so nice to see you use your car for what it was  made for kiss


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    pride355:

    So, I keep on driving my 458 italia as much as possible, unlike most of the Ferrari owners Smiley

    This is how it has to be... Smiley Smiley

    Thanks for sharing your experience and photos, very nice read. Smiley


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    Thank you all for the nice and kind comments wink

    Here are a few more pictures from the day:

    As much as I love my italia, I find side profil of Scuderia more sexy than my car. indecision 458 looks and is more high tech where the Scuderia is the last generation of the Old School Ferraris.


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Here is the video made by the Race Track Management. 

    http://vimeo.com/66062088

    It is not an action pack movie. Just shows what kind of cars were lapped on that day.

    The owner of the 997 GT3 RSR is also the owner of the Circuit. He holds the lap record of the Track which is 54.5 sec.

    That day, he lapped 55.1 sec as a best time.


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    It's great that you are using and enjoying the car the way it should be :)


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: 2000km Trip & Another Race Track Event w/458 italia

    REading your reports is awesome Onur ! This is what a true car enthusiast does with his car. not cover it up and have it sitting in a garage. Keep enjoying every mile, be it on a race track or driving to get some groceries. 


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    As I watched the video I had the impression you were getting faster with each lap. KNowing the track and conditions make a huge difference. Were your tires warmed up before the first lap? 


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    Thanks for sharing your great ownership experience Smiley keep it coming.

    J.Seven


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    nberry:

    As I watched the video I had the impression you were getting faster with each lap. KNowing the track and conditions make a huge difference. Were your tires warmed up before the first lap? 

    Nick,

    The tires were already warmed-up after first couple of laps in the 1st Session. To be more specific, here are my lap times from the 2nd & 3rd & 4th session:

    2nd Session:

    1:00.882 - 1:00.658 - 1:00.925 - 1:00.859 - 1:00.820

    3rd Session:

    1:00.787 - 1:00.652 - 1:00.331 - 1:01.053 - 1:00.713

    4th Session:

    1:00.694 - 1:00.718 - 1:00.415 - 1:00.731 - 1:00.836

    Actually, I had 11 race weekends at this Track in the past (2005-2006-2007 and 2010) But I was racing with Honda Civic Type-R (210 hp FW drive car) and EVO IX RS (300 hp AWD) so I had to do some laps to adapt 458. Also there were 2 changes on the track which I also had to adapt myself. Old habits go slow.

    One other thing is I like to slide the car on the limit which does not help the lap times. I'm famous on pushing too much on the tires so I had to keep an eye on them since I had to drive back 700 km Home. I had a passanger during all of my runs unlike my other 2 competitor. Smiley

    My aim was to lap under 1 minute but couldn't succeded while not trying to push the car and the tires too much. I would be happy and faster if the second turn had better surface. The asphalt on that section got so bad that it shaked the car too much and put too much stress on the chassie and the suspension. The road surface was not so good on exit of 3 turn, either. I would do more laps if the track surface was better but quit 1 hour early. 

    All in all, this is what I could manage while staying on the safe side.


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    pride355:
    nberry:

    As I watched the video I had the impression you were getting faster with each lap. KNowing the track and conditions make a huge difference. Were your tires warmed up before the first lap? 

    Nick,

    The tires were already warmed-up after first couple of laps in the 1st Session. To be more specific, here are my lap times from the 2nd & 3rd & 4th session:

    2nd Session:

    1:00.882 - 1:00.658 - 1:00.925 - 1:00.859 - 1:00.820

    3rd Session:

    1:00.787 - 1:00.652 - 1:00.331 - 1:01.053 - 1:00.713

    4th Session:

    1:00.694 - 1:00.718 - 1:00.415 - 1:00.731 - 1:00.836

    I had a passanger during all of my runs unlike my other 2 competitor. Smiley

    My aim was to lap under 1 minute but couldn't succeded


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    ONUR

    THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     

    If you done one single lap without your passenger, the under 1min barrier would have easily been beaten.

    j.Seven


     
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