posted here a couple weeks ago. my dad was offering 200k on some 458s but then he convinced himself to wait for the 488 since he likes the lights way more
when does this car come out in the US to buy? whats the approximate cost? why the fuck is there so little info?
There aren't that many others
>lambos=too showy, low, claustrophobic, unpractical
>mclarens=never really shown interest
>mercedes=he was thinking about the GTS but never really went with it
>my dad was offering 200k on some 458s but then he convinced himself to wait for the 488 since he likes the lights way more
If you don't have previous pedigree with Ferrari, you likely won't get a car for a long time. The cars get allocations based on customers previous buying history, the better the pedigree the sooner you get the car. Also dealer allocations are limited, so whatever dealership you buy from might speed or slow your delivery.
You can still get one second hand, but you'd be paying WAY over list from a broker who got it second hand, which is stupid. The great thing when you can get them is that driving the first year you don't take much of a hit on them depreciation wise since people can't get them.
>when does this car come out in the US to buy?
It's already getting delivered. First ones are already driving.
>whats the approximate cost?
Really depends how you option it. Ferraris have a wide range in cost. I want to say they start around 250k
>why the fuck is there so little info?
Ferrari has great branding but their technical marketing is always a little rough. Can be hard to find good info, but they produce a beautiful magazine for customers and do some great hard cover books they send to dealers and good customers when new cars come out.
Faster too if you really care
But Ferrari fags only want the stupid fucking horse on the hood despite there being better cars out there in practically every category
>B-but muh soul and passion
>Muh Top Gear maymays
Have you driven a 458i? Exactly. I have and it was probably the greatest experience of my life. I've driven aventadors, 911s, r8s, huracans, and the 458i was the only one that felt perfect. You can benchrace all you want but at the end of the day you have no idea what you're talking about.
>Porsche probably makes the only supercars that you can own and drive everyday
This. I've been around a lot of sports cars, Porsche might not look the most exotic, but that shit you can drive every day.
Porsches feel like VWs. They're great cars and you'd be hard pressed to find fault in them but they don't scare you like a Ferrari does. You feel safe driving a Porsche and that ruins it for me.
If a Ferrari doesn't scare you you're driving it wrong. I daily a gli and when I sat in the 15 carerra 4s and grabbed the wheel it made me think immediately of my jetta. It has the same seat rail levers for fucks sake. The Continental GT feels less like a VW from the inside than a 911.
my mom DD's a '14 911 c4 cab. my parents have had vettes and a 6 series. the vette was too harsh (and cheap feeling) for daily use, the 6 lacked the fun when you wanted it. the 911 is perfect for both daily use and screwing around.
Porsche hasn't had a widowmaker since like 84 or some shit. The only reason the F40 wasnt a widow maker was because there was only like 1330 and most of the owners weren't married.
Yeah I've posted threads about mercedes and porsches and the threads always derail into how should buy a different car
Ferraris are absolutely beautiful and drive nice, it's obviously not going to be his daily driver tho
I already said earlier ( >>14193804 ), it starts around 250k. Your hunch is right though, by the time you option them it is closer to 300k or even a bit above. The little carbon pieces and bullshit really add up too, you can make them as high as you want.
That's what they do now a days. Not that I'm complaining, I have no interest in Ferraris. Really, finding one that will be at base price is like finding a unicorn.
Yeah.. Sometimes the ones with less options end up looking better in my experience. Saw a blue 458 the other day, that nice metallic they have, with a tan interior and Daytona seats. Wasn't a super expensive one but man it looked great. If they guy would have put on the carbon fiber doors and diffusor and whatever else it would have not looked as good.
So let me get this straight...
Your dad is choosing between what may well be the last ever NA v8 Ferrari and the turbocharged future that is going to replace it based on what the damned LIGHTS look like?
Fucking normies, I swear to God...
I've driven nearly every Ferrari manufactured after 1980 including nearly every rare run (Barchetta, SuperAmerica, 16M, 458 Speciale, Challenge cars) and all the newest ones. NOTHING compares to the Mondial T. I know all you benchracers wouldn't understand but hopefully someday you get the chance to feel the visceral, engaging experience only found in Mondials.
Have you guys ever driven a left hand drive car where all 3 pedals are to the right of the steering column? Features like that are the definition of exotic, any car can have more vents, fins, carbon fiber, and emblems, but few are daring enough to pull off something like that.
Yeah. I know a guy who owns a 458 that's a black metallic and red guts. Fun thing to drive fast, but I would never buy one because of the lose of money.
I know I shouldn't say this, but I find Ferraris to be to civil. The only Italian super cars I enjoy are older lambos. They have this feeling that is like nothing else. The vibrations and howl from the big V12 and absolute embarrassment of opening those scissor does is something that makes it feel more human.
>old overpriced turd
>"b-but its exotic"
>"its a ferrari"
Oldest lamborghini I've driven was a 10 gallardo 550-2 and it had some character but you couldn't get around how VAG it is. The Aventador is just dreadful as a drivers car. Its just a party trick with awd. Huracan is pretty serious when its in Race mode but in Strada or Sport, its just completely unresponsive. And I'm sorry, flipping those doors up feels so good. When you nudge it with your elbow and it slides up at the perfect speed and you throw a leg out trying not to smile because you feel so cool.
Trust me the doors make me feel special, but at the same time I'm pretty sure I don't look all that cool getting out of the thing. I'm 6'3" and I put on quite the show trying to get in and out of.
I've had the very, very, very, lucky chance of driving a early 70's Countach. Absolute animal of a car. It smells like something burning, there's also the smell of gasoline, it's cramped, hot and noisy. Yet I enjoyed it so much because it was something for the senses. It felt like hell at red lights and felt like death when going around a bend.
Im 5'6" so my foot doesn't touch the ground until I push myself off the seat. I drove an i8 and the carbon tub comes up a good 4" above the doorframe which is 3" above the seat. It's proper comedy watching tall people try to fold themselves into trying to go feet first. There's literally one correct way to get in. Sit ass first on the tub and slide backwards intp the seat and then swing your legs in. Its nearly impossible for fat people. Cool doors on the bimmer too.
Funny story about it. I was at a chipotle in Boca and some highschool girls were gawking hard and as me and my friend were leaving their mom comes up and asks if we could give them a ride in the cars (friend was in a 458). So I'm giving this jailbait a ride, thrashing it a bit, and she won't stop asking me to marry her and telling me she loved me. Pretty sure she left a stain in the seat.
How does one just casually drive numerous Lamborghinison, ferraris and next-gen hybrid BMW super cars with enough freedom to give middle schoolers joyrides?
I wouldn't buy a Ferrari, purely because I hate how they spin the media.
Also, I work in the car media industry, and I've been fortunate to drive both a 458 and 488, I'd still go for the McLaren 675LT, or even a 650S.
You. You couldn't even copy and paste a comment of me defending a jew. Fuck, for that matter you couldn't even copy and paste a post where I defend Chris Harris.
Which only leaves voices in your head.
>You feel safe driving a Porsche
Not sure if serious, but i sure as hell never felt safe driving my mate's 911 turbo S.
It was fucking terrifying, i can only imagine what the rwd version would be like.
If your dad wants a new 488, he is going to have to roll around in a few used Ferraris for a couple a years before getting first dibs on a new one. Its stupid, but I guess supercar companies can get away with this "brand loyalty" bullshit becuase the demand for their product is high, but the production is relatively low. Convince your dad to buy a GTR instead, just about every Nissan stealership has one sitting on the showroom floor
Um.. what? The 488 is Ferrari's step up from the California. It's one of their bread and butter models. I'm sur e you could buy one without already owning a Ferrari.
I've already seen three of them puttering aound Shanghai and the dealer has four of them on display
You're a moron. If you Healy have driven most Ferraris then you would know the Mondial was a steaming pile of shit. Easily one of the worst vehicles to ever wear the badge. The power was horrible, the chassis was squishy, the FI never worked right. The list goes on. If you want to drive an engaging Ferrari then drive the F512M. Easily one of the best and purist cars Ferrari ever made.
When you've driven as many as I have you'll realize why the Mondial is the best of all time. I've driven the Testarossa, TR, and M, none compare to the Mondial T