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kbf1981

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1,664 posts

83 months

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Anyone picked up there's yet? Is it as good as the reviews say?

isuk

968 posts

99 months

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Had mine for nearly 5 months and yes, I'd say it is every bit as good as the reviews say it is.

chris5150

451 posts

83 months

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Ask me in 18 months, got one on order...had a 458 italia and that was epic. Was uming and ar'ing over the F12 or spider, decided spider as I have always liked the 'open air'since the 355...and for me the 458 is quite fast enough
long long long wait...still something to look forward too...
Seem to be still very rare with big prices on them, which bodes well!

Beefmeister

11,868 posts

113 months

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Don't do it! You're a manual Lambo man!

I can see a manual LP550-2 Spyder in your future.... biggrin

15HN

372 posts

110 months

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get mine next month. is it correct that the spider does not have the 2012 upgrade the coupe got?
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madmover

1,465 posts

67 months

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Already feeling a change?! Or is this to replace the lambo?

bertie

6,199 posts

167 months

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Mine comes March, it better be good!!

Camlet

479 posts

32 months

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Saw a 458 Spider up close last night. Third Spider in two weeks. Sorry, the back shelf doesn't work for me at all. Completely lacks the tension of the Italia. Disappointing. Last night there was a DBS Volante next to the Spider. Made the Spider look soft.

epom

2,401 posts

44 months

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I would imagine that this is all the best bits rolled into one ?? Could nearly be used as an everyday car wink

kbf1981

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1,664 posts

83 months

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madmover said:
Already feeling a change?! Or is this to replace the lambo?
I don't really get time to drive both cars so I was thinking of swapping both in for a 458 Spider and using it as my only car - I just don't get time to take both cars out and that seemed a perfect daily driver if you're into that sort of thing. Got to admit I'm loving the 430.

A Good Name

81 posts

25 months

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15HN said:
get mine next month. is it correct that the spider does not have the 2012 upgrade the coupe got?
What updates did the coupe receive?

isuk

968 posts

99 months

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15HN said:
get mine next month. is it correct that the spider does not have the 2012 upgrade the coupe got?
Yes, the spider does not have the revision to the gearshift etc that the 2012 coupes received.

madmover

1,465 posts

67 months

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kbf1981 said:
madmover said:
Already feeling a change?! Or is this to replace the lambo?
I don't really get time to drive both cars so I was thinking of swapping both in for a 458 Spider and using it as my only car - I just don't get time to take both cars out and that seemed a perfect daily driver if you're into that sort of thing. Got to admit I'm loving the 430.
Glad your enjoying it... almost sounds like a plan wink Hope your keeping well mate!

woppum

823 posts

69 months

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Hate being the scavenger but really hope these drop, would love one.

kbf1981

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1,664 posts

83 months

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woppum said:
Hate being the scavenger but really hope these drop, would love one.
Strong money at the mo - if you can wait, new would be the way to go imho.

pistolp

1,543 posts

105 months

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Hard to believe that a car which hasn't been built yet won't get the 2012 upgrade. Ask your dealer to make sure. My coupe is at the dealer as we speak. That's obviously just been built, it does have the upgrade.

The other spider mentioned is 5 months old + so that might explain why it doesn't have the upgrade.

Unless someone knows something I don't I can't think why all new 458 won't have the upgrade from now?

bertie

6,199 posts

167 months

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pistolp said:
Hard to believe that a car which hasn't been built yet won't get the 2012 upgrade. Ask your dealer to make sure. My coupe is at the dealer as we speak. That's obviously just been built, it does have the upgrade.

The other spider mentioned is 5 months old + so that might explain why it doesn't have the upgrade.

Unless someone knows something I don't I can't think why all new 458 won't have the upgrade from now?
What was the upgrade?

pistolp

1,543 posts

105 months

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Think it was just software for gearbox etc. I saw the car the other day and the only difference I could see was the steering column is now manual adjust! Picking up Thurs so will let you know if I notice any difference at all. Doubt I will.

Interesting that I also noticed how high the car looks, the gap in the front wheel arch is much larger than on my last one. Ferrari have confirmed its within their 150mm tolerance levels. Amazing they have such a high range of variance but there you go. Rather than buggering about its going straight to a team that prepares cars for the Ferrari Challenge and British GT, they are going to check all the geometry and set up. I reckon it's a much better bet getting a race team to sort it than a service department engineer/mechanic. I doubt they even have a flat floor?

isuk

968 posts

99 months

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pistolp said:
Hard to believe that a car which hasn't been built yet won't get the 2012 upgrade. Ask your dealer to make sure. My coupe is at the dealer as we speak. That's obviously just been built, it does have the upgrade.

The other spider mentioned is 5 months old + so that might explain why it doesn't have the upgrade.

Unless someone knows something I don't I can't think why all new 458 won't have the upgrade from now?
My car is a 2012 model (build completion early June). The spider is not getting the revised gearshift software as Ferrari are aiming it a different customer. They are trying to differentiate between coupe and spider by giving the coupe a harder edge through reinstating the feeling of the old F1 box by having the gears bang home in race mode to give you that kick in the back feel. Both my coupes were 2010 and 2011 models so I've never experienced the revised shift in the 2012 coupe therefore don't miss it. The spider has the same shift pattern as the coupe from those model years. The exhaust on the spider is also supposedly quieter though with the roof down or the roof up and rear window down it sounds much louder to my ears.

pistolp

1,543 posts

105 months

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Someone who sounds like they actually know what's what! I was just guessing.
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