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458 Am I looking for a unicorn?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Texastonka, Jan 21, 2020.

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Does this 458 build exist?

  1. Yes I've seen it

  2. No way Jose!

  3. It is for sale here....

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  1. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
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    None of the carbon is important at all and can be added aftermarket. Get the car with good history, right color combo, and the right seats, and go from there. If after driving the car a month, you still want the carbons and know you recover any of the money you pay for the carbon, then just go ahead and buy them.

    Simple enough.
     
  2. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

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    F*ck! Another one of those. I will stop replying to newbies.
     
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  3. noone1

    noone1 F1 Rookie
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    LOL. Highly doubt you'll find that specific spec. Fortunately you can probably add the majority of those options yourself. It won't be worth it and it will cost you a fortunate, but you could be able to add all that CF stuff after you find the exterior/interior combo you want.
     
  4. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota Formula 3
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    Usually the case when people don't get the response they wanted. Makes me think of threads where people ask an advice, and as soon as you tell them that what they are planning may not be a great idea etc. they start to argue and have a thousand reasons why you're wrong and they are right. Why the **** ask if you don't want to listen and know better than the rest of us. Go figure.
     
  5. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    Vanished , like a fart in the wind. Pulled an Andy Dufrense .
     
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  6. 1cerberus4u

    1cerberus4u Karting

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    Pretty much the spec of my 458... But its white.... And, I'm not sure I'd sell it.... The spec (or pretty close to it) exists... That said, other than seats (easily changed) an wheels (not diamond) it's pretty much there....

    I was lucky, I wanted white, and a lot of carbon as OP wants.... Found it... and for the record, I don't call it a unicorn... even though its white... LOLl!!
     
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  7. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation bias

    Maybe some other "in the hunt" person can benefit from the knowledge. One can hope.

    T
     
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  8. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

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    I have known forum owners who start threads and never return under the same user name just to get some action going.

    If the thread is informative and/or entertaining, then who cares? I do understand the concept of feeling like you offered advice for nothing and wasted your time, but I don't feel that it is so. Others who never sign up will be reading your words on into the future. You have contributed to the collective knowledge. Be happy with that!

    Cheers :D
     
  9. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

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    I went through that with purists on an MG forum once. I was mildly amused....

    Photosuckit kind of f*d the thread.

    https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mg-midget-forum.3/1973-midget-build.1645751/
     
  10. Texastonka

    Texastonka Rookie

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    I'd prefer a driver. Willing to pay a premium for the perfect car
     
  11. Texastonka

    Texastonka Rookie

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    Tough crowd. Wow. So I check the forums once a week or two and don't live on them. My apologies.
    Some very good posts and I appreciate the words of encouragement and also the links to aftermarket suppliers of CF options, those are great ideas.

    For those that say just buy one and drive it? No. I'm looking for a nice daily so the options are part of that. I've driven several and prefer the ride of a 458 as a small daily over other models. If I wanted a 'machine' I'd jump in one of the Vipers, the 458 barely has more torque than a mustang. The 458 is a beautiful pice of art and that is why I want it, it is far from a 'machine'. I also won't be trading it in on a F12, just adding another to the garage. If the new V8 cars were not forced induction I would be ordering new.
    So let the bashing begin, or actually continue the bashing. Gotta love the 'I've been on the forum forever and post daily so I'm the cool guy' keyboard commandos.

    I'll continue my search and again Thank You for those that offered actual answers and ideas. The links to help locating aftermarket parts vendors to help my ideal build be a reality we're very helpful.
     
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  12. blkfxstc

    blkfxstc Karting
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    I know Texastonka personally, definitely a vehicle guy, and definitely busy running a business.
     

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