I bought a Ferrari

I bought a Ferrari

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NRG1976

1,245 posts

13 months

Saturday 4th May
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Ken_Code said:
Looking closer, it might actually be pink-ish.

That’s the danger of buying a car without seeing it first.

Oh well.
The floor looks pink-ish too, so suspect the car is silver in the flesh.


ETA: this is likely the colour



Edited by NRG1976 on Saturday 4th May 10:21

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th May
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JJ77 said:
Blimey what colour is that… hope for OP it’s the colour of the wing mirror shot which looks Grigio Titanio. Just look on build sheet for paint colour, did you put deposit down or paid outright without seeing it?
I agreed to buy it, so that’s a done deal.

Boleros

346 posts

9 months

Saturday 4th May
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Were you the chap that came out of the Turbo S?

interstellar

3,521 posts

149 months

Saturday 4th May
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Its call glossy aluminium which is from the Tailor made range.

see it here

https://news.dupontregistry.com/sponsored/check-ou...


Here is your actual car from JCT's website

https://youtu.be/52IoGqh9HdU?si=4oGmTRdw7nm2riOV



Edited by interstellar on Saturday 4th May 11:42

interstellar

3,521 posts

149 months

Saturday 4th May
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Boleros said:
Were you the chap that came out of the Turbo S?
That was funboxster wasnt it?

Boleros

346 posts

9 months

Saturday 4th May
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interstellar said:
Boleros said:
Were you the chap that came out of the Turbo S?
That was funboxster wasnt it?
Ah yes, rings a bell. I know he was considering a Portofino as well.

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th May
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Boleros said:
Were you the chap that came out of the Turbo S?
Not me, no.

I’ve an Emira, a 650s, a Range Rover, a GR Yaris, and my most frequently used car, an electric Smart.

Boleros

346 posts

9 months

Saturday 4th May
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Ken_Code said:
Boleros said:
Were you the chap that came out of the Turbo S?
Not me, no.

I’ve an Emira, a 650s, a Range Rover, a GR Yaris, and my most frequently used car, an electric Smart.
Nice collection. What prompted the Portofino?

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th May
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Boleros said:
Nice collection. What prompted the Portofino?
I’ve two little boys who absolutely love coming out in “daddy’s racing cars” but rarely can, so a 2+2 gives me the chance to take the whole family out.

The McLaren nearly never gets used. It’s an absolutely wonderful car, but rarely feels like the right choice, so just doesn’t get used. That and the Lotus will be getting sold.

Boleros

346 posts

9 months

Saturday 4th May
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How did you get on with the Emira? I’m guessing you can’t have had it for long.

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th May
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Boleros said:
How did you get on with the Emira? I’m guessing you can’t have had it for long.
I think it’s a really nice car. I’ve had it a year, and its handling and feel is absolutely top-tier, but I find the V6 engine a bit bland. Maybe it’ll get better after it frees up a bit, but from new the shape of the power curve feels wrong, there’s no real build of pace as you get towards the red line.

It’s not a patch on the K-series as it was in the S1 Elise, the straight-4 in the Esprit or Excel, or even the three in the Yaris.

I suspect the AMG engine and auto box might be a better option.

ANOpax

867 posts

169 months

Saturday 4th May
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Ken_Code said:
there’s no real build of pace as you get towards the red line.
You're in for a treat with the Ferrari. And when the kids are older, trade for a V12 Lusso...

blueg33

36,881 posts

227 months

Saturday 4th May
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Ken_Code said:
Looking closer, it might actually be pink-ish.

That’s the danger of buying a car without seeing it first.

Oh well.
Checked out the colour its really pink - you will hate it. So to save you some hassle I'll take it of your hands, obviosly at a forced sale price wink

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Collection day today. Unfortunately the DVLA site stopped working, so it couldn’t be transferred to me or registered and I left in the same car I went there in, with a very surly four year-old saying “I hate this car.”

Trev450

6,369 posts

175 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Collected my 2017 488 last week and to say I'm impressed would be a huge understatement.



Man of gas

176 posts

130 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Trev450 said:
Collected my 2017 488 last week and to say I'm impressed would be a huge understatement.


Congratulations, I really like that. After several years of convincing myself my next car will be a 570S I am suddenly finding myself obsessed with the 488

Ken_Code

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1,566 posts

5 months

Tuesday 28th May
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I need to read the manual. It’s beeping at me if I engage reverse (not once, continuously, and this isn’t the parking sensors), I can’t turn off voice prompts on the navigation, it beeps if I go over 70mph, goes into Auto three seconds after I shift with the paddles and doesn’t apply the parking brake when I stop.

Coxey

430 posts

110 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Ken_Code said:
I need to read the manual. It’s beeping at me if I engage reverse (not once, continuously, and this isn’t the parking sensors), I can’t turn off voice prompts on the navigation, it beeps if I go over 70mph, goes into Auto three seconds after I shift with the paddles and doesn’t apply the parking brake when I stop.
My Pista does this drives me mad lol be interested to know how you turn it off and yes I know I should read the manual haha

Trev450

6,369 posts

175 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Man of gas said:
Congratulations, I really like that. After several years of convincing myself my next car will be a 570S I am suddenly finding myself obsessed with the 488
Thank you.

Ironically, I started my search for a 570S and to my dismay, found I couldn't comfortably reach the pedals. So started looking at alternatives and realised the 488 was less money than I originally thought.

Soleith

501 posts

92 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Ken_Code said:
I need to read the manual. It’s beeping at me if I engage reverse (not once, continuously, and this isn’t the parking sensors), I can’t turn off voice prompts on the navigation, it beeps if I go over 70mph, goes into Auto three seconds after I shift with the paddles and doesn’t apply the parking brake when I stop.
There'll be a way to change it to full manual mode without it jumping back to auto. In the F12 I hit the auto button again, in the Roma it was sliding up to "M" there'll be something similar in the portofino