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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by IloveGT, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. mdrums

    mdrums Formula Junior

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    That Merc keep up with the 458? ;-)
     
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  2. FFan5

    FFan5 Karting

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    3133 per year is a lot more than 1117 per month. Sounds like first grade math to me!
     
  3. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

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    What are you not understanding?
    1117 is NOT per month...it is the TOTAL death rate thus far.
    We are past peak and the data STRONGLY suggest will will never reach a number as high as 3133 thought the rest of the year.
    Thus car accident deaths will be > COVID deaths in Florida.
     
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  4. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    In France I cannot even go to where my Ferrari is parked because of current restrictions... the plan is to have the rules relaxed on May 11th, I'll go to look at it then but will not have a chance to drive it for at least one more week :(
     
  5. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

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    You neglected to take into account all the people who went to the hospital from car accidents and were declared covid19 deaths.
     
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  6. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

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    I'm out almost every day for drives including runs with 10+ cars every weekend, no issues at all. Bought my 488 Feb 4th and have put almost 2k miles on it, then another 600 or so on Lotus. I'm in MA where we do have a stay home "advisory" and my town has a lock down but are allowed to go out for essentials, I buy my essentials one at a time
     
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  7. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    Truth be told, driving on deserted public roads is probably once in a lifetime experience. You either seize it, or you don’t. No second chances. And if you’re not at risk of infection or of infecting others, I honestly see no harm other than having an unforgettable blast.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  8. FPFaeth

    FPFaeth Formula Junior

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    Our weekend home is in a wooded area with superb driving roads all around and nearly non-existent traffic. I use my 488 whenever I can throughout the day and will take it for the occasional shopping trip just to enjoy the car. As someone above said, a great tool for engaging mindfulness when nothing else will work. Way better than therapy and more effective. (Fellow in the next town over was just stopped for doing 142 in his Audi S8. Just a ticket.)
     
  9. Thecadster

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    Must be nice. 15mph over the speed limit in NC can be considered a felony traffic violation. It’s solely up to the discretion of the LEO. I live in mortal fear.
     
  10. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

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  11. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
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    it would just look very bad if I drive a fer
    because I am in Los Angeles... and I don't want to wake up early... and driving ferraris to work in hospital during this time really looks bad.
     
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  12. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
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    holy sh it!
     
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  13. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    I hear some police speed traps (in the EU) can’t accurately read license plates if you pass them by at above 250kph. I sure hope that’s true, or one day I’ll be logging in just to ask if any of you kind gentlemen could please put forward my bail money :D

    In the 458 (and valid for any recent Ferrari), when time comes to shift up from 6th to 7th, you’re doing roughly 285 kph. We all have one foot in prison. Might as well have fun.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
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  14. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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  15. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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  16. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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    It probably has but you can hear it over that exhaust.
     
  17. Live2win

    Live2win Karting

    Sep 27, 2019
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    I drive my 458 every day. I told my wife Ferrari Therapy. In Maryland the police are not doing traffic stops, and traffic is down, so it is close to a private track on the highways. In fast lane better do 90 or you will be passed.
     
  18. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
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    so everyone is just driving their cars then... fine!
     
  19. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

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    Like a top :) So far I've done 3k miles with her in 5 months. Truly a wonderful car!
     
  20. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2017
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    Absolutely, that's a reminder for me why I pay California taxes haha... hard to beat the car culture/weather/roads here. Cheers to better driving weather on your side
     
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  21. Theoldman

    Theoldman Rookie

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    And here I am, haven't seen the sun and it's been a week now..
     
  22. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Good for you. Nice she has a good owner! I babied her.
     
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  23. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

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