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458 Optional Lower dash panel plaque! All cars should have come with this!

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  1. Jason B

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    I’ve always loved this option! 2010-2013 458 had the option for this plate, it was never standard, but I think all 458’s should have had this optional plate. Makes no sense why it was OPTIONAL!

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    2014-2015 458’s got this one below, if you got the optional plate.

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  3. gilly6993

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    Ferrari hasn’t won a drivers or constructors championship since 2008....


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  4. matt lane

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    LOL Nat and I had a the exact same thought and a chuckle as we took an early season spin this aft :)

    Couple of good drivers, there's hope in 2022!

    Cheers

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    That’s like Al Buddy and his four touchdowns in high school at Polk High. Ancient news.
     
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  6. RayJohns

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    Just my 2 cents here...

    The used 360 I bought had this silly plate also. Super gay and the biggest waste of $1200 (or whatever it cost) ever.

    I was originally going to remove mine and sell it, except there was an indent in the leather dash under it, so I had to re-install it.

    It's optional - thankfully - because not everyone thinks the same things are cool. Also, as mentioned, Ferrari hasn't won a championship in ages, yet they are still going around selling over priced congratulatory plaques to customers who must not actually follow Formula 1.

    The 458 is a great car; it doesn't need an over-priced plaque screaming to the world about how great Ferrari is - the exhaust note does a fine job of that all on its own.

    :)

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  8. RayJohns

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    Glad you like your plaque though :)

    Ray
     
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  9. Jason B

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    Actually, I don’t have a plaque. I just always thought they should be standard and wanted one. When you’re around people that have no idea about Ferrari or it’s racing heritage, I thought it would be a good conversation piece while explaining things when people see the car for the first time
     
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  10. axlesofevil

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    Can we not use that term like that? There are so many better words that get the point across: stupid, idiotic, superfluous, useless, pandering, wasteful, etc.
     
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    LOL, easy Francis
     
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  13. axlesofevil

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    Sorry to derail, it's just something that really bothers me and I like to point it out when I can. Makes me feel like I'm doing my part to make the world a little better. :D

    Enjoy your weekend, everyone. It's beer o'clock.
     
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  14. RayJohns

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    You need to get out more brother... it's a line from one of the funniest movies ever made:



    Ray
     
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  15. RayJohns

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    I've let a number of people check out my Ferraris and let kids sit inside so their Dad's could snap photos, etc. and not one person has ever asked about the plaque. I think the only person who ever did comment on it was a friend who had his own 360 and they had changed the plaque slightly between years.

    Myself, I always sort of thought it kind of interrupted the lines of the dash. But as my buddy once said, "Ray, if everyone in the world thought like you, all Ferraris would be silver with black interiors". I replied, "yeah, true; you kind of have a point there".

    Ray
     
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    #13 Llenroc, Apr 16, 2021
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    The plague on the inside dash was not optional, they came on all cars in certain years. I can’t remember exactly when they stopped using it but sometime after 2015 IIRC.
     
  17. Mikael-F360

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  18. Napoli

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    NOYB, Ray!
    These plates look poorly thought out, totally extraneous and out of place, and chintzy AF.
     
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  19. Mikael-F360

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    Well... that's like...

    ...your opinion, man ;)
     
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  20. GT2goneF

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    I was so happy for him until you took it away... LOL
     
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  21. GT2goneF

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    I think Ferrari can hold its own with regards to conversation starters, besides the plaque. I think it is a neat detail but I also agree that they should keep up with the times and actual status. They should have something like "2020 Championship P6" plate.
     
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  22. Napoli

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    NOYB, Ray!
    Duh, man.
     
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  23. RayJohns

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    Life is full of ups and downs, as you well know haha :)

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  24. RayJohns

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    Funny...

    I'm sure Mao Zedong felt like he was doing his part to make the world a little better also; same probably goes for every single kamikaze pilot during WWII. All just doing their part to help make the world a better place - for themselves and their own personal causes, of course. Facial recognition software: making the world a better place? Depends on whom you ask and/or if you happen to live in China. You running around saying, "can we not use terms like that?" and suggesting you're making the world a better place is the first step down a very slippery slope my friend. Today it's me in the crosshairs, tomorrow it might be you.

    Hey, speaking of Mao, did you know he had a plaque?

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    Anyway, all Sunday night joking aside, I personally prefer my Ferraris without dash plaques :)

    Ray
     

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