Evo Magazine write up F430

Evo Magazine write up F430

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coops18

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67 posts

48 months

Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Just read this months magazine comparing the F430 to a Mclaren 12C snd an R8. £100K Hero's

Well their description of the F430 is spot on!beer

https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/item/3506-audi-...

Edited by coops18 on Friday 2nd November 05:57


Edited by coops18 on Friday 2nd November 06:01

nige1

21 posts

130 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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link doesn't seem to work, please re-send, would like to see this!

BlackR8

123 posts

14 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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I would also be interested in seeing this...any links or insight into what the review concluded?

MDL111

3,060 posts

114 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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I thought the link is just supposed to be a thumps up

NoPaddleShiftForMe

134 posts

34 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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It is a good read. Here is the conclusion.

“So there you have it, three mid-engined exotics that are as sensational to drive as they are (relatively) sensible to own. Which would I have? Well, the Audi and McLaren are both gobsmackingly brilliant, but it’s the bewitching Ferrari that has me under its spell.”

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j3gme

629 posts

131 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/item/3506-audi-...
Think this is the same write up as the EVO article

isaldiri

4,103 posts

105 months

Thursday 1st November 2018
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j3gme said:
https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/item/3506-audi-...
Think this is the same write up as the EVO article
Interesting but tbh I couldn't disagree more with it. I have owned all 3 and the Audi and Mclaren were for me a country mile better than the 430, both in driving dynamics and especially in build quality.

coops18

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67 posts

48 months

Friday 2nd November 2018
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Of all my cars....the F430 still gives me a big smile with its theatre and timing that gear change in-between the noise being outputted is just fantastic

Edited by coops18 on Friday 2nd November 06:03

BlackR8

123 posts

14 months

Friday 2nd November 2018
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coops18 said:
Of all my cars....the F430 still gives me a big smile with its theatre and timing that gear change in-between the noise being outputted is just fantastic

Edited by coops18 on Friday 2nd November 06:03
Having been fortunate enough to drive/own 2 of the 3 in the list, I also have to admit the Ferrari does have what I think James May called 'the fizz' every time you get behind the wheel.

Evolved

1,951 posts

124 months

Friday 2nd November 2018
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That site is useless on mobile!

ghost83

2,672 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th January
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I’m not a Ferrari fan and I’d rather have the 360 or the 430 over the Audi or McLaren if I’m honest!


Gameface

6,440 posts

14 months

Wednesday 9th January
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F430 is an absolute mess stylistically IMO. No cohesion whatsover.

ghost83

2,672 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th January
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Looks are subjective and I personally like it

One question though is the scud rly worth upto 100k more than a regular f430?

Also if you had 200k would you buy

A 360cs a 430 scud or a regular 458

Edited by ghost83 on Thursday 10th January 08:07

thecook101

560 posts

52 months

Thursday 10th January
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ghost83 said:
Looks are subjective and I personally like it

One question though is the scud rly worth upto 100k more than a regular f430?

Also if you had 200k would you buy

A 360cs a 430 scud or a regular 458

Edited by ghost83 on Thursday 10th January 08:07
I debated between a Scud and an F430 when I bought in 2014. In the end I wanted to drive and track the car and not be concerned about rarity and values so I went F430. Cost me circa £10k to upgrade the brakes and suspension, remove 100kg and remap to 525bhp. I now have a better power to weight ratio than the Scud without risking a 200k car - which wouldn't be an option for me.

On your second question, between those three I think you'd get most use out of the 458, most thrills from the Scud, but the most fizz from the CS. As an addition to what I have I'd go 458, as my only car I'd go CS.

WCZ

6,106 posts

131 months

Thursday 10th January
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ghost83 said:
Looks are subjective and I personally like it

One question though is the scud rly worth upto 100k more than a regular f430?

Also if you had 200k would you buy

A 360cs a 430 scud or a regular 458

Edited by ghost83 on Thursday 10th January 08:07
it's not worth 100k more as such but they hold their value so at least you'll get it back and it could be worse, the TDF isn't worth £700,000 over a standard f12 imo

£200k is way into 488 territory these days!

MDL111

3,060 posts

114 months

Thursday 10th January
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ghost83 said:
Looks are subjective and I personally like it

One question though is the scud rly worth upto 100k more than a regular f430?

Also if you had 200k would you buy

A 360cs a 430 scud or a regular 458

Edited by ghost83 on Thursday 10th January 08:07
went through that thought process 15 months ago and settled on a Scud. CS looks and sounds better, but as a car for track days I felt the newer Scud will hopefully be less fragile (tbc). The 458 did not really interest me as I wanted something that feels more of an event when driving / not a plush daily and am not a fan of DCT (I have the FF for that).
So far have done about 15k km and quite happy with it - no major issues, performs well on track/fast enough, feels special when driving it. Am surprisingly happy with the F1 box, feels much more entertaining than the DCT - so much so that while I still would prefer a manual, I am at least no longer contemplating to convert the Scud to manual.
I did not pay 200k GBP though, I bought a higher mileage (51k km at purchase, now 65-66k km) car for c. 150k euros.

Roof down

127 posts

63 months

Thursday 10th January
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Gameface said:
F430 is an absolute mess stylistically IMO. No cohesion whatsover.
Sadly I have to agree, I think the mechanical change maybe better, but the styling.OMG. I could have done better, and I am no artist.
On the plus side it makes the 360 look way better , and getting better with age, the only side or view i dont like on the 360 is lookiing at the front head on, it looks a little wrong , whereas the 430 looks better from that same viewpoint.

ghost83

2,672 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th January
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Roof down said:
Sadly I have to agree, I think the mechanical change maybe better, but the styling.OMG. I could have done better, and I am no artist.
On the plus side it makes the 360 look way better , and getting better with age, the only side or view i dont like on the 360 is lookiing at the front head on, it looks a little wrong , whereas the 430 looks better from that same viewpoint.
I personally like both the 360 and 430, but then I like the front of a 720s and hate the back end

mwstewart

5,257 posts

125 months

Friday 11th January
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Gameface said:
F430 is an absolute mess stylistically IMO. No cohesion whatsover.
Yes, entirely; a hideous thing.

WCZ

6,106 posts

131 months

Friday 11th January
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MDL111 said:
went through that thought process 15 months ago and settled on a Scud. CS looks and sounds better, but as a car for track days I felt the newer Scud will hopefully be less fragile (tbc). The 458 did not really interest me as I wanted something that feels more of an event when driving / not a plush daily and am not a fan of DCT (I have the FF for that).
So far have done about 15k km and quite happy with it - no major issues, performs well on track/fast enough, feels special when driving it. Am surprisingly happy with the F1 box, feels much more entertaining than the DCT - so much so that while I still would prefer a manual, I am at least no longer contemplating to convert the Scud to manual.
I did not pay 200k GBP though, I bought a higher mileage (51k km at purchase, now 65-66k km) car for c. 150k euros.
good call imo, also worth noting there's barely any track days you can take a 360cs on because it's insane volume