F8 Spider Specification

F8 Spider Specification

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BaronMcLaren

Original Poster:

698 posts

116 months

Sunday 11th April
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With a bit of time left to lock spec in for my F8 Spider;

Nero
Crema
Daytona Carbon Racing Seats with Lift
Shields
Sports Exhaust
Carbon Bridge, Dash Inserts & Steering Wheel
Yellow Rev Counter
Apple CarPlay
Rear Camera & Front Sensors
Passenger Display
20’ Dark Painted Rims

Any essentials missing?

Thoughts are we don’t need lift, and JBL system not worth it.

Decent deal, should be here just in time for the clocks to go back.


Edited by BaronMcLaren on Monday 12th April 21:33

willy wombat

577 posts

115 months

Monday 12th April
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Prepare yourself for the barrage of posts advising that if you don’t have racing seats, the car will only be worth scrap value. Personally, I have Daytona seats in my 458 spider and I love them.

Petrus1983

4,980 posts

129 months

Monday 12th April
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I think a lot of people may say that not having lift when it comes to selling on will hamper resale values.

MadCaptainJack

239 posts

7 months

Monday 12th April
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BaronMcLaren said:
Thoughts are we don’t need lift...
How much is the lift option? And how much would it cost to replace the front splitter?

garystoybox

488 posts

84 months

Monday 12th April
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Lift completely unnecessary, in 3 years of use in car parks and odd cambers in my 488, never an issue... my old E92 M3 grounded more easily. Doubt world make much difference for resale.
I appreciate ‘sound systems’ not an issue for many, but the standard system is so poor to be an embarrassment. If trying to keep the costs down I’d much rather have the JBL upgrade, which is much better than it used to be than Apple CarPlay. I have this and never used it (although use it all the time in my other cars) due to the tiny screen and lack of touch/easy integration. You can stream from your phone without it.
Enjoy your new car when it arrives

adamellisdj

409 posts

5 months

Monday 12th April
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Personally I’d go for front camera and rear sensors too.

Taffy66

4,673 posts

69 months

Monday 12th April
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My 488 has both JBL and Apple Carplay but no lift. Personally i'd always pick JBL on a modern Ferrari and would avoid one without it. Carplay is nice to have but not as 'must have' as JBL. Lift is totally unnecessary on both F8 and 488 and just adds cost, weight and complexity. All IMHO.
Inside Carbon really lifts the interior ambience and an absolute 'must have' for me personally.

footsoldier

1,964 posts

159 months

Monday 12th April
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Lift, passenger display and PPF are all ‘for the next owner’ taxes, imo
Passenger display is very cool the first time it’s switched on.., but then value drops to zero.
I would save cash there, and also the lift (I owned a 488 without one)



Edited by footsoldier on Monday 12th April 20:20

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

353 posts

45 months

Monday 12th April
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footsoldier said:
Lift, passenger display and PPF are all ‘for the next owner’ taxes, imo
I've lift and the passenger display on my 488. I like the lift, evening if not strictly necessary. I'd happily bin the passenger display, I think it looks tacky, granted the F8 display is an upgrade.

BaronMcLaren

Original Poster:

698 posts

116 months

Monday 12th April
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willy wombat said:
Prepare yourself for the barrage of posts advising that if you don’t have racing seats, the car will only be worth scrap value. Personally, I have Daytona seats in my 458 spider and I love them.
Sorry they are the Daytona Style Carbon Seats, I’ve edited the post. Thanks for the reply.

BaronMcLaren

Original Poster:

698 posts

116 months

Monday 12th April
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Thanks for the replies.

Don’t want or need lift, so won’t be adding that.

I can’t live without Apple CarPlay, just got too used to it.

Might consider swapping the Passenger Display for the JBL - is the system that much better than the standard kit?

BaronMcLaren

Original Poster:

698 posts

116 months

Monday 12th April
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garystoybox said:
Lift completely unnecessary, in 3 years of use in car parks and odd cambers in my 488, never an issue... my old E92 M3 grounded more easily. Doubt world make much difference for resale.
I appreciate ‘sound systems’ not an issue for many, but the standard system is so poor to be an embarrassment. If trying to keep the costs down I’d much rather have the JBL upgrade, which is much better than it used to be than Apple CarPlay. I have this and never used it (although use it all the time in my other cars) due to the tiny screen and lack of touch/easy integration. You can stream from your phone without it.
Enjoy your new car when it arrives
Thanks Gary appreciate the feedback.

LordOfTheManor

1,097 posts

78 months

Monday 12th April
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I wouldn't be speccing the standard seats, sports seats don't heat but Daytona's with contrasting stripe are lovely wobble

I wouldn't have lift, Apple CarPlay, Rear Camera & Front Sensors or Passenger Display and would have silver wheels to brighten the car

But then again my car would be in "white" woohoo


ps. did you get a discount on the car?

Ray_MV

55 posts

144 months

Monday 12th April
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It sounds obvious, but the lift is useful if you have a reason to use it - e.g. steep driveway / parking garage and trips to Italian villas off the grid over uneven roads - this is when I have used it. Just a piece of mind feature but don’t think the F8 is very low and if you won’t regularly use/need it I would leave it off.

Passenger display is a total gimmick and I prefer the clean look of the passenger side of the dash without it. It’s basically a copy/paste of the Rev counter only - it doesn’t show maps or allow any inputs (just a compass - wtf?!) Also doesn’t work with CarPlay. It’s just a tool for your other half to check your speed and tell you to slow down! Avoid.

I have Apple CarPlay and with iOS 14 updates it works really well - new Home Screen works with the home button so easier to navigate than before. The screen is small but it is crisp and shows waze/spotify really well. In the F8 it is also much better integrated than 488 with scroll buttons and no need to ‘select’ CarPlay button on the side pod. The Siri functionality also works great - easy to dictate and reply to text/WhatsApp messages and new ETA function is useful as sends the contact live updates. It will also improve and update over time so will not date like the ancient Ferrari NAV/maps.

An auto audio specialist can do a much better job than the JBL hi-fi for half the price. I personally thought the JBL was very average in my F12 so would take a chance on the standard setup and you still have £3k+ in the pocket to upgrade at a later date. This is what I have done on my new car and the standard hifi seems absolutely fine. Not as good as Meridian or B&O in my other cars but perfectly acceptable with no distortion or lack of bass - just get the roof down and spend the money on a decat instead!

Taffy66

4,673 posts

69 months

Tuesday 13th April
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JBL on 488 and 812 is much improved over the previous gen as fitted to 458s and F12s.

LordOfTheManor

1,097 posts

78 months

Sunday 25th April
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Anyone been offered a discount on an F8 or Spyder order ?

Looking for the right dealer to buy from or find a dealer with a used white in stock ...

Turbo cab

1,601 posts

199 months

Sunday 25th April
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LordOfTheManor said:
Anyone been offered a discount on an F8 or Spyder order ?

Looking for the right dealer to buy from or find a dealer with a used white in stock ...
Not Spyder, but F8 yes - Although it was a couple of months back, Ended up getting a Pista Spyder at list.

Speak to Dan @ Hrowen.

LordOfTheManor

1,097 posts

78 months

Sunday 25th April
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H R Owen couldn't be bothered to sell me a 488 spyder this year because they were hiding from COVID,

So I don't really want to spend my money with them banghead

jackal

11,238 posts

249 months

Sunday 25th April
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Across 3 modern F's and over 20k miles mostly in Europe, I only ever needed lift once .... in the Ibis in Braganca Portugal, and on that occasion the local fire station let me park there instead, fully secured. I don't spec it anymore.

JBL is essential if you like music because its bad, but the standard system is pretty much unlistenable. Aftermarket is a royal PITA. Some dealers have a person who can fettle afterwards but it's expensive and sounds no better than the JBL.

My only other comment on the spec would be that the F8 interior looks pretty good without too much carbon. It has the central carbon spine by default across the dash and then just the paddles and the steering wheel and you are good to go. So interior carbon and the pointless pass display, I would consider moving those funds to somewhere else. Carbon doesn't necessarily add much on the exterior like it does on other cars but the carbon engine bay is a good choice because it looks so much better with it. You might ultimately get more pleasure from a better looking engine bay than a passenger display.

Edited by jackal on Sunday 25th April 16:27

Djit

162 posts

57 months

Sunday 25th April
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The showroom F8 in Mayfair looks stunning (see pics) and the only one I’ve seen with cuoio leather and alcantara seats, which I liked, a lot. Was very tempted but ended up going Spider for a change. If you are looking for a new Spider try Wilmslow, one was available last week.