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    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    Atzporsche:

    Man I saw a 355 spider the other day... I remember why it's my favorite Ferrari ever... it's stunning and simple!

    One of my favorite recent Ferraris too, but just about the absolute worst V8 for ownership expenses.  Costs around $8k to change the timing belts (have to remove engine from car - much more difficult than in 911) and the exhaust headers always crack and the F1 gearbox (if it has one) is a maintenance headache too.

    When the F430 went to timing chains instead of belts, that was a huge moment for maintenance cost relief...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    Grant:
    Atzporsche:

    Man I saw a 355 spider the other day... I remember why it's my favorite Ferrari ever... it's stunning and simple!

    One of my favorite recent Ferraris too, but just about the absolute worst V8 for ownership expenses.  Costs around $8k to change the timing belts 

    Every three years according to the maint. schedule. At least they give you an access panel in the 360 so you just have to remove the seats. Smiley


    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    Did a one hour test drive in western Slovenia this morning with 458 Speciale.

    Verdict? Sensory overload and WOW!


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    Sounds great. So... another purchase option next to 991 TT and Huracan for you? 


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    Ferdie:

    Sounds great. So... another purchase option next to 991 TT and Huracan for you? 

    Well...

    If you value greatest drive dynamics, not-from-this earth warp-like throttle response, very accurate and direct steering and all the so called "feel" things verdict is clear as a summer sky-458 Speciale is the best sportscar. I can not prise this car more highly, it is THAT good...

    Driving 991 Turbo after 458 Speciale can be described as "comfortably numb" but, not in the wrong way.

    Just... My favourite Ferrari color is Grigio Ferro Met and with some options "my specs" 458 Speciale would cost around €250K(German price). Little bit too much IMO. I am currently not brave enough to spend that much money on sportscar(actually in Croatia it is about €100K more due to our "nice" taxes).

    BTW, not very much moved by Huracan. My deepest repect for 650S-BUT, I would never buy one.

     


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    The heart screams Ferrari, the brain says Porsche...


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    For those interested, igirl just posted a pic of her (assumption) 458 Sp on the GT3 thread. 


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    SciFrog:

    The heart screams Ferrari, the brain says Porsche...

    I think that if someone was in a position to consider a Speciale, this person would also afford a Porsche as an additional car, if there was a need/wish for one.

    There are many Ferrari plus Porsche owners.

    Therefore this dilemma doesn't really exist.

     


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    "Form follows function"


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    reginos:

    I think that if someone was in a position to consider a Speciale, this person would also afford a Porsche as an additional car, if there was a need/wish for one.

    There are many Ferrari plus Porsche owners.

    Therefore this dilemma doesn't really exist.

     The dilemna is how too find yourself in that enviable financial position Smiley Smiley


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    Grant:
    reginos:

    I think that if someone was in a position to consider a Speciale, this person would also afford a Porsche as an additional car, if there was a need/wish for one.

    There are many Ferrari plus Porsche owners.

    Therefore this dilemma doesn't really exist.

     The dilemna is how too find yourself in that enviable financial position Smiley Smiley

    Don't ask me Smiley but some friends here know the secret Smiley


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    reginos:
    SciFrog:

    The heart screams Ferrari, the brain says Porsche...

    I think that if someone was in a position to consider a Speciale, this person would also afford a Porsche as an additional car, if there was a need/wish for one.

    There are many Ferrari plus Porsche owners.

    Therefore this dilemma doesn't really exist.

     


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    "Form follows function"

    I respectfully disagree here.

    For example I almost got F12 Berlinetta last year. No financial issues what so ever.

    But... Social and economical local climate was not good and still isn't. Porsche 911's are locally socially acceptable same as Ferrari's or Lambo's-no difference at all.


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    Not sure what went wrong, but that didn't look quite right for the Turbo (turbos disconnected?) Smiley Smiley

     


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    Cause they did a rolling race? Why don't they do a race to 60 from stop?

     


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    He did not have it in the right gear. At that speed in the right gear you would have heard the turbos firing. No freaking way the Porsche guy drive the car correctly.


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    997 driver said he mis-shifted. But let's not forget the Speciale is a car with 100 hp more.


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    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


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    On this first run the result is not the same, you can ear the Turbo is on 1ºgear and pulls away.  I still find amazing the result for Porsche with almost 100Hp less.

     

     


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    J.Seven

    997.2 Cab 2S. Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS, BMW X6 4.0D, BMW X5 4.4i V8


    Re: 458 Speciale intro

    Ferrari 458 Speciale: On Track at Anglesey... (Evo video)

    "Richard Meaden tests the Ferrari 458 Speciale on track at Anglesey circuit - exploring the car's limits of grip, as well as going for an all-out lap time..."

    Ferrari 458 Speciale: On Track at Anglesey -- Evo video link

    ...thanks and all due credit to Richard Meaden at Evo!

    Smiley SmileySmiley


     
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