Just took delivery of my 458

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by DrDoug, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. DrDoug

    DrDoug Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2009
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    I traded in my 2002 3 pedal 360 for this beautiful 2012 458. I had spent months searching for one that had nearly all of the options that I wanted (2012 or newer, Rossa Corsa with dark diamond wheels and yellow calipers, front lift, rear camera, carbon fiber race seats, LED steering wheel, carbon interior, and a remote for the exhaust valves). Even though I have had the car less than 24 hours, I must say this car is a beast. The 0-60 makes my old manual 360 feel really slow in comparison. Thanks to everyone who posts in this forum and has given me a great education in F cars over the past 10 years. Glad I can share these pictures here as I don’t dare put them on FB where there are too many people who would look at a car like this and think negatively. Now I just have to learn how to operate the TFD screens.
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  3. SeaNile

    SeaNile Formula Junior

    Jan 25, 2010
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    Beautiful!! Hope to in the same position in about a year.
  4. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator

    Mar 18, 2014
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    Congratulations, Doug. Very nice spec! Enjoy in good health one of the best Ferraris of all time! Wish you many miles of happiness.

    Kind regards,

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  5. synergy

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    Awesome, congrats! You will love the 458!
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  6. DrDoug

    DrDoug Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2009
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    Doug T
    I seem to remember you getting a 360 about the same time I did back in 2010. I only remember because of your F Chat name.
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  8. Dave rocks

    Dave rocks F1 World Champ

    Nov 23, 2012
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    Love it!! :)
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  9. rubenpadron

    rubenpadron Formula Junior
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    Oct 22, 2013
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    Congrats- beautiful!

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  10. sbenus

    sbenus Formula Junior

    Sep 3, 2009
    San Juan
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    great spec doc!
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  11. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    May 7, 2014
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    Well done ! Great looking rig with lots of options. Safe travels Doug , all the best Kirk.
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  13. v35

    v35 Karting

    May 15, 2013
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    Congratulations! Went to check this one out on Saturday after work to be told you purchased it the day before! Really a stunning example!
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  14. Oz-ATL

    Oz-ATL Formula Junior
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    Apr 14, 2011

    Search Youtube for screen controls. Ferrari of Atlanta did a few videos that will help expedite the learning experience.
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  15. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
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    Congrats Dough, drive her to the MAXX ! :)
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  16. ScottS

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    Mar 2, 2004
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    Love the spec. Racing seats a must !
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  17. Afonsolaw

    Afonsolaw Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Beautiful car enjoy in good health.
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  18. Chadwick Ferrari

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    Dec 22, 2017
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    Nice spec!

    What valve controller does it have? Thinking of getting the Forza for mine..
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  20. DrDoug

    DrDoug Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2009
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    Doug T
    Yeah, I made the deal on a Friday a couple weeks ago.
  21. DrDoug

    DrDoug Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2009
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    It is a Capristo exhaust remote.
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  23. of2worlds

    of2worlds F1 World Champ
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    Lots of nice goodies like forged race wheels and dual trim (alcantara + leather) race seats, bonus points for the rare rear carbon trim to. Plus the rosso corsa that looks perfect, way to go!
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  24. Sir_Ferrari

    Sir_Ferrari F1 Rookie
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    Jul 25, 2012
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    Congratulations! Great spec!
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  25. JasonN

    JasonN Karting

    Sep 24, 2017
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    It's a great feeling when they opened up the doors to the car carrier and you see your car at your home. Enjoy it to the fullest.
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  26. Joe P.

    Joe P. Karting

    Feb 22, 2018
    Charlotte NC USA
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    Just beatiful enjoy it. I got mine 3 months ago- great ride
  27. SH488

    SH488 Karting

    Nov 11, 2017
    Seattle, WA
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    Congratulations! What a beautiful spec, enjoy it in good health!

    My 488 (my first Ferrari) just arrived at the dealer and i went to look at it, taking it home either Wednesday or Thurs this week and I'm so excited i can't wait!
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  28. evo3

    evo3 Karting

    Apr 21, 2011
    Congrats for your move and enjoy it in best health.
    I was doing more or less the same with my yellow 360 2004 3 pedal Spider to a grigio Silverstone 458 2012 Spider back in December 2017.

    I am also really impressed for the huge improvement and enjoyment.:)
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