458 and an 8.5 hour drive....

458 and an 8.5 hour drive....

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F355GTS

3,465 posts

199 months

Thursday 1st August
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MDL111 said:
Personally would never take an M5 over a 458 unless I need more than 2 seats
agreed, just drove my 458 (with race seats ) back from Baden Baden yesterday, 10.5 Hours straight, no less comfortable than the FF, M140i and more fun thumbup

mhh

1,460 posts

186 months

Saturday 3rd August
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Good call OP. The race seats are hard on first acquaintance but can take a full day in the saddle with ease. Your challenge is that that end of the day is where all the fun is. The Old Military road is one crazy rollercoaster. Just tell your wife to hold on tight - while getting some pics for the rest of us. smile

Guffy

2,205 posts

209 months

Monday 5th August
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So bumped into the OP yesterday and managed to check out his stunning 458 before he left North of Aberdeen (That's the bride and groom in the car just now), certainly wet my appetite enough to look through the forums where I stumbled across this thread biggrin, what an amazing noise and that's from someone with a capristo exhaust on their V10!



The seats are certainly snug, so will be interesting to hear how their backs are after the return journey!

gcpeters

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815 posts

176 months

Sunday 11th August
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That was indeed us smile !

The route over Glenshee was great, you have to take it easy in the Ferrari because you can catch significant air very easily. For the long journey..

Seats are comfy but you do get a little numb after 7hrs
The noise - exhaust etc is fine, in wet mode at 90kmh they dont open so are quiet, but....
the road noise - its SOOOO loud at 90kmh on certain road surfaces, 80-85 helps - ears were ringing after the journey back!

So it was a great time and route! Would i take the M5 next time, most likely wink

GP

Pooh

3,145 posts

197 months

Sunday 11th August
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I am glad you enjoyed Glenshee, it is a great test of a cars ability which is probably why Jaguar have used it for prototype testing.

Superleg48

691 posts

77 months

Sunday 11th August
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I am planning a little road trip in October, taking a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera from Norfolk ultimately to Venice, via Lamborghini Museum in Sant’ Agata and back over 7 days. Taking in Geneva and Reims on the way back. I have the Osteopath booked for our return. wink

mhh

1,460 posts

186 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Superleg48 said:
I am planning a little road trip in October, taking a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera from Norfolk ultimately to Venice, via Lamborghini Museum in Sant’ Agata and back over 7 days. Taking in Geneva and Reims on the way back. I have the Osteopath booked for our return. wink
Trip report with lot of pics please!

mhh

1,460 posts

186 months

Tuesday 13th August
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gcpeters said:
That was indeed us smile !

The route over Glenshee was great, you have to take it easy in the Ferrari because you can catch significant air very easily. For the long journey..

Seats are comfy but you do get a little numb after 7hrs
The noise - exhaust etc is fine, in wet mode at 90kmh they dont open so are quiet, but....
the road noise - its SOOOO loud at 90kmh on certain road surfaces, 80-85 helps - ears were ringing after the journey back!

So it was a great time and route! Would i take the M5 next time, most likely wink

GP
Try using Bose NC earbuds. They are very effective at killing the motorway drone and you can still hear the engine.

I assume you were travelling in mph, not km/h....;)

gcpeters

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815 posts

176 months

Wednesday 14th August
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mhh said:
Try using Bose NC earbuds. They are very effective at killing the motorway drone and you can still hear the engine.

I assume you were travelling in mph, not km/h....;)
only on private roads of course smile

Superleg48

691 posts

77 months

Wednesday 14th August
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mhh said:
Superleg48 said:
I am planning a little road trip in October, taking a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera from Norfolk ultimately to Venice, via Lamborghini Museum in Sant’ Agata and back over 7 days. Taking in Geneva and Reims on the way back. I have the Osteopath booked for our return. wink
Trip report with lot of pics please!
I was planning on doing just that. smile