News

458 Joined the club ... Divorce has its privileges

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by eurocg, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Terrence

    Terrence Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 15, 2004
    167
    Hawaii/LA
    Full Name:
    Terrence
    Yep. You are right. Stock exhaust on the 458 is very monotone, and also very abrupt from quiet to loud. I got an Akrapovic system and its night and day. The sound is much more gradual from idle and changes tone as the revs go up. The best sounding car I have ever had, and I have had a lot.
     
  2. RayJohns

    RayJohns F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    May 21, 2006
    5,693
    West Coast
    Full Name:
    Ray Johns
    It's hard to argue with her, but you might reply, "no expensive boats until we get the private jet we need" :)
     
    IloveGT likes this.
  3. eurocg

    eurocg Rookie

    Jun 14, 2019
    11
    Florida
    Full Name:
    C
    ebay originally, but i tracked down the original thread listing them from a member here. I bought them off the gentleman that bought them from here.

    As for the install, I did put them in to only get a christmas tree on the dash. I have setup the car to goto Merlin this winter to have all the switches recoated and a harness built to handle the seat swap.

    All Alcantara. Th spec on this thing is crazy. Originally 400k. It was never publicly listed, my boss got a LAFerrari and he hooked me up with this one.

    So mine has the "Sport" exhaust option. Unsure the difference it makes over a Standard car, but it is very loud and sings past 4000. The GT3 is/was a great car, but on the street this is so much more fun and pleasing. The GT3 I only ever had fun in over 100 mph.
     
    DefunctNeurons and up4speed like this.
  4. soulsea

    soulsea Karting
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 14, 2018
    187
    Mount Pleasant SC
    Full Name:
    Serge
    Are you gonna be ok?
     
  5. DoubleD33

    DoubleD33 Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    May 2, 2012
    1,565
    Pasadena, CA
    Full Name:
    Dan D
    well not being listed explains it. Mine was 370k list so you have an idea of the options I have. I too have alcantara carpet and the frunk too. I have to say it is pretty damn cool.
    Enjoy it.
     
  6. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
    800
    That's right!
     
  7. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 16, 2012
    3,129
    Long Island, NY
    Full Name:
    Chris
    The sport exhaust only makes the exhaust tips black, that's it. It's the same sound.
     
    dustman likes this.
  8. eurocg

    eurocg Rookie

    Jun 14, 2019
    11
    Florida
    Full Name:
    C
    Ahh .. So the sound difference must be the Spyder. The other one's I drove were coupe's and they sounded very different.
     
  9. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2019
    416
    Homosassa, FL USA
    Full Name:
    Ian Joubert
  10. OSUferrari

    OSUferrari Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 13, 2015
    243
    Denver CO
    Full Name:
    John
    Sport exhaust is full exhaust system. Different sound. Had it on my first 458. On My F8, I chose the sport option which is just the tips. 2 different things.
     
    AlfistaPortoghese likes this.
  11. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 16, 2012
    3,129
    Long Island, NY
    Full Name:
    Chris
    Maybe it depends on year then. On my 2013, the sport exhaust is just the black tips and it’s priced at about $700-$800 if I remember correctly.
    Some people plug the valves on the exhaust, locking them open, so it sounds much better. I have the capristo valve controller on my car that does it electronically, and makes the car a whole different animal. I like it a lot.
     
    dustman and AlfistaPortoghese like this.
  12. Ferrari 308 GTB

    Ferrari 308 GTB F1 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2015
    5,917
    Ianjoub likes this.
  13. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jul 25, 2008
    12,977
    Amersfoort, Holland.
    Full Name:
    Mel
    You are right Chris, the factory option "sports exhaust" only offers the tips in black, nothing else.

    IIRC the factory does not offer cats-delete and other exhaust systems at all.
     
    dustman likes this.
  14. OSUferrari

    OSUferrari Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 13, 2015
    243
    Denver CO
    Full Name:
    John
    Ferrari offers full sport exhaust on 458. It was around $6000 installed. Deeper sound but not as good as after market exhausts. I still have the original exhaust in my garage that they gave back to me. They also offer just the tips (on 458 and F8). 2 different things
     
  15. OSUferrari

    OSUferrari Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 13, 2015
    243
    Denver CO
    Full Name:
    John
  16. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 16, 2012
    3,129
    Long Island, NY
    Full Name:
    Chris
    Yeah. That’s not a factory option. That’s a dealer accessory. Sorry. I misunderstood
     
    dustman likes this.
  17. boogie

    boogie Karting

    Mar 4, 2016
    192
    Boston
    Full Name:
    Keith
  18. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2019
    416
    Homosassa, FL USA
    Full Name:
    Ian Joubert
    Purdy! ^^^^^^^^^
     
  19. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 16, 2004
    2,868
    MA
    Full Name:
    Ron Frohock
  20. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 16, 2004
    2,868
    MA
    Full Name:
    Ron Frohock
  21. PCJR

    PCJR Karting

    Oct 31, 2007
    142
    PA
    OP - congratulations, fun cars!


    Interesting. My 458 Spyder has headers back Fabspeed and I feel the same way. I actually prefer the sound at lower rpm. When the valves open I feel like it is screaming but not in a great way. It’s very off/on. I much prefer the linearity of sound of my Performante by comparison.

    Did you do full replacement?
     
  22. Carnut

    Carnut F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 3, 2003
    3,636
    Gladwyne PA
    Full Name:
    Morrie
    I was once asked what I got out of being married, my answer was that I got out of being married. People laughed, I was not trying to be funny just tell the truth. Not sure exactly what you mean by that you got a Ferrari out of it, but it is a nice (I have a white 458 spider as well) car, enjoy it.
     
    Texas Forever likes this.
  23. boogie

    boogie Karting

    Mar 4, 2016
    192
    Boston
    Full Name:
    Keith
    Texas Forever likes this.
  24. spyder625

    spyder625 Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jun 16, 2017
    543
    NJ
    Full Name:
    Mike
    congrats, beautiful car and color combo
     

Share This Page