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  1. 635CSI

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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/2018-12-23/the-sunday-times-magazine/the-clarkson-review-ferrari-gtc4lusso-t-5qtgxtpw2?_ga=2.211285653.1670700962.1546433037-1618786485.1546433037

    Not sure if this link will come up to non subscribers as the Times has a "pay wall".

    In summary he likes the car especially because it has a well positioned drivers door window ledge where you can rest your elbow.
    He's right on that score.
    On motorway trips its where I put mine, the other one is on the center arm rest.

    Every thing else, take with the usual pinch of salt from the contrarian old git/straight talking national treasure
     
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    Can someone post article in full, please? Thanks in advance!
     
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    #53 635CSI, Jan 3, 2019
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    I guess it doesn't open to non Times subscribers?
    If so I can maybe open, take screen shots and post those.
    Mods, any copyright issues that you would have an issue with ?
     
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    Ok, well a good few hours have passed with no mods response lets give this a go.
    A word, Clarkson is a contrarian, his views are his and need to be taken with a pinch of salt, except about the window sill/elbow rest, that is indisputable.
     
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    Food for thought. I still think I'd rather have the V12 and AWD, but he makes his case quite well.
     
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    Fully agree the car feels balanced and aggressive.
     
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    I can't comment on the T since I have not yet driven one, but I can tell you I would say the same things about the V12.
     
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    I think the v12 is plenty aggressive and playful plus you get 4wd for the winter.
     
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    His comments match many I know who have had both. If you have an 812 then maybe the T is ideal ?
     
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    It would be, only if it had a heated steering wheel option available! :D
     
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    Funny guy and good read. My T arrives in March and I hope (and pray) it’s wonderful too.
     
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    It will be. Looking forward to production pictures ! Which exterior/interior colours didn't you go for ?
     
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    TDF Blue on Beige Tradition with Daytona inserts and the full carbon treatment. I really can't wait! I recently sold the LussoV12 (13% hit for the year+). FYI For the January build they offered me the option of adding all the new cameras and safety stuff but the only option I really wanted was the 3D cameras and I had to get everything else that I didn't need/want to make that happen. Just was not worth the $8000.
     
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    Curious, why did you sell the V12?
     
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    Yes the magic question, even our dealer principle could not believe or understand what I was doing; the Ferrari NA representative also asked why. I never truly loved my GTCV12, I had the FF for 3 years and it was the best car I have ever owned but I just didn't have the same passion for Lusso12 experience. My spec was a little too safe for what I like now and I found the driving experience a little too insulated and too lethargic for my city driving needs. I think if I lived and commuted on big long roads where I could rev it up then I would have been much happier. Additionally I don't drive my Ferraris in the nasty winter here, maybe on light nice days, they get destroyed and I don't trust everyone around me so the AWD is not really needed. THEN I got to drive a V8LussoT and it felt like my 488 with 2 extra seats, it was quick to rev, the torque addictive, and it had so much more character in the city driving. I fought the decision for months, I couldn't go down to a V8?? Eventually the pull of that fun test drive and the opportunity to build a new Ferrari got me. I placed the order and my Lusso12 sold in record time. I want to pair my LussoT with an 812 and incoming Pista.. :)
     
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    Lusso T, 812, Pista ?
    Not a bad shed full of cars.
    Maybe needs a classic Ferrari to complete ;)
     
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    Excellent Ferrari combo! You get snow all the time. It's a rarity here. So I'd have taken that V12 FF to Colorado to drive it in the snow first chance I got.

    I have my unicorn 360 sunroof/stick, so now I'm looking for the right 2+2 to be its partner. It must be a V12 though. Six years with my old 456M GTa spoiled me. :)
     
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    Ferrari added new option for gtc? Camera and security system?
     
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    I’ve love my V12 Lusso but I can see where Clarkson’s coming from. When I first drove the two engines back to back, I preferred the T as I thought it was more playful. But when my dealer had a V12 in a great spec on the showroom floor, I couldn’t resist it and have no regrets. That sound every time I start the car.... :)
     
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    Yes in Canada for $5200 you get:
    - Adaptive cruise control
    - Pre-fill advance
    - Forward collision warning
    - Emergency brake assist
    - Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection

    Then add another $2000ish you can get:
    - Surround 3rd camera
     

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