New Car Day

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RT964

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224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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I pick this up tomorrow ...



My first Ferrari after many years of Porsche ownership.

After thinking about going V12 with either an FF or 599 HGTE, test drove a 458 and never looked back. Can't wait bounce today is going to be a loooong day !

fluffekins

144 posts

236 months

Friday 21st February
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Stunning, congratulations.

Olas

911 posts

9 months

Friday 21st February
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Ferrari sell engines. The rest of the car comes free

PompeyReece

749 posts

41 months

Friday 21st February
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Congratulations.

There's something about viewing an powerful engine through glass. Do Ferrari's have engine bay lights a la R8's which illuminate the engine bay when dark?


F355GTS

3,556 posts

207 months

Friday 21st February
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You'll love it thumbup

Taffy66

3,507 posts

54 months

Friday 21st February
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What a coincidence as i bought my first Ferrari 14 months ago..I'm a Porsche guy at heart and still own three including a .2GT3 RS WP but Ferraris have a mystique about then no other car maker can hope to match.
I was also initially on the lockout for an FF or 599 but finally settled on a GS 458..What an amazing car and like you no regrets on my decision.

RT964

Original Poster:

224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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fluffekins said:
Stunning, congratulations.
Thanks

Olas said:
Ferrari sell engines. The rest of the car comes free
Ha ha, yes I know. Have you tried changing the radio station on one of these ...

RT964

Original Poster:

224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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PompeyReece said:
Congratulations.

There's something about viewing an powerful engine through glass. Do Ferrari's have engine bay lights a la R8's which illuminate the engine bay when dark?
Don't think so - believe that's the domain of a McLaren 720S !

F355GTS said:
You'll love it thumbup
If the test drives were anything to go by, I'm sure I will.

RT964

Original Poster:

224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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Taffy66 said:
What a coincidence as i bought my first Ferrari 14 months ago..I'm a Porsche guy at heart and still own three including a .2GT3 RS WP but Ferraris have a mystique about then no other car maker can hope to match.
I was also initially on the lockout for an FF or 599 but finally settled on a GS 458..What an amazing car and like you no regrets on my decision.
I've still keeping the faith with Porsche and have got 2 911's (although nothing as glamorous as a 991.2 GT3 RS WP - just a cooking 991.1 GTS and a 1990 C4 Cab).

Roof down

202 posts

78 months

Friday 21st February
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RT964 said:
I pick this up tomorrow ...



My first Ferrari after many years of Porsche ownership.

After thinking about going V12 with either an FF or 599 HGTE, test drove a 458 and never looked back. Can't wait bounce today is going to be a loooong day !
Beautiful, enjoy very much indeed, stunning . If I had the money I would have that in a heartbeat, Mike

RT964

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224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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Roof down said:
Beautiful, enjoy very much indeed, stunning . If I had the money I would have that in a heartbeat, Mike
Thanks Mike. One of my favourite views (that has kept me occupied whilst I wait to pick it up) is this one ...


Gibbo205

2,262 posts

159 months

Friday 21st February
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Looks like a lovely car, you best post up more pictures! smile

It was 430's that interested me in Ferrari's and after test driving a lot of machinery the 458 also won it for me too. smile

LindsayMac

545 posts

154 months

Friday 21st February
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We need many many more pictures, 2 is not nearly sufficient.
Ex Porsche man myself looking for a 458, well done. Enjoy

woodynut

14 posts

92 months

Friday 21st February
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PompeyReece said:
Congratulations.

There's something about viewing an powerful engine through glass. Do Ferrari's have engine bay lights a la R8's which illuminate the engine bay when dark?
Yes main dealers can now fit an engine bay light to a 458 Italia

FezSpider

407 posts

184 months

Friday 21st February
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Olas said:
Ferrari sell engines. The rest of the car comes free
It's going to be a bloody sad day 8n ferrari history when the sell there first full electric car.
Fitted with a generic electric motor, so sad.

MDL111

4,239 posts

129 months

Friday 21st February
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woodynut said:
PompeyReece said:
Congratulations.

There's something about viewing an powerful engine through glass. Do Ferrari's have engine bay lights a la R8's which illuminate the engine bay when dark?
Yes main dealers can now fit an engine bay light to a 458 Italia
oh god please don't

MDL111

4,239 posts

129 months

Friday 21st February
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congratulations on the car!
take it on a track day to fully experience what it can do

RT964

Original Poster:

224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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LindsayMac said:
We need many many more pictures, 2 is not nearly sufficient.
Ex Porsche man myself looking for a 458, well done. Enjoy
I will post some more later - just need to download them from the camera.

RT964

Original Poster:

224 posts

30 months

Friday 21st February
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MDL111 said:
congratulations on the car!
take it on a track day to fully experience what it can do
I’ll probably do a day at Bedford in the summer - took the 991 there last year and had a great time (and went through 2 tanks of fuel !).

F355GTS

3,556 posts

207 months

Friday 21st February
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RT964 said:
MDL111 said:
congratulations on the car!
take it on a track day to fully experience what it can do
I’ll probably do a day at Bedford in the summer - took the 991 there last year and had a great time (and went through 2 tanks of fuel !).
might be a bit noisy for Bedford