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Old 07-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Thanks. The new Ferrari convertible with paper temporary plates I saw a few months back in traffic, was an awesome sight.
Convertible, Joe?
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:19 PM
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Convertible, Joe?

Could have been Portifino.
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I just traded a 488 on a 488 Pista which is the best driving car I’ve owned.
That interior looks like the plush carpet in a whorehouse, or out of Leisure Suit Larry. Zoom in on the seats and the same material on the center console.

But gorgeous on the outside.

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Old 07-07-2019, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pdiddy972 View Post
That interior looks like the plush carpet in a whorehouse, or out of Leisure Suit Larry. Zoom in on the seats and the same material on the center console.

But gorgeous on the outside.
Pretty sure you can order any color/material you want for that kind of money, but yeah its gorgeous on the outside
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:58 PM
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What I see here mostly is that the Ferrari is 90% status and the more exotic the higher the status. What I've seen is that the Corvette is 90% functionality. If you looking for status it must be exotic even if there is no real functionality in the exotic (weirdness) I'm hoping that the Corvette stays 90% functionality and that mid engine car's beauty is in it's minimalistic design.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LawrenceFromTorrance View Post
What I see here mostly is that the Ferrari is 90% status and the more exotic the higher the status. What I've seen is that the Corvette is 90% functionality. If you looking for status it must be exotic even if there is no real functionality in the exotic (weirdness) I'm hoping that the Corvette stays 90% functionality and that mid engine car's beauty is in it's minimalistic design.
Very well stated.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LawrenceFromTorrance View Post
What I see here mostly is that the Ferrari is 90% status and the more exotic the higher the status. What I've seen is that the Corvette is 90% functionality. If you looking for status it must be exotic even if there is no real functionality in the exotic (weirdness) I'm hoping that the Corvette stays 90% functionality and that mid engine car's beauty is in it's minimalistic design.
Says the guy who has never driven Ferrari. This is just a ridiculous post.

Read every review ever on a 458/488 then show me where the car lacks function?

I have a 15 458 and a 16 Callaway SC757. While the Callaway is a great car there is no comparison between the Ferrari and the Corvette.

Ferrari is simple a better all around car and performs exceptionally well under any driving condition.

Go drive 488 for a day then come back and talk about how well it functions.


Again STUPID statement by someone who never driven a 458/488 that I can guarantee.


If you had the last critical statement would be about the functionality of Ferrari.

Yes they are expensive and the entry price is a big number .

But anyone who's ever driven one will tell you it absolutely one if the best sports cars ever made by any measure .
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic Sorresso View Post






Ferrari 288 GTO
Love the 458 and 488, but if I won the Lotto, this is the Ferrari I would buy. A bit nostalgic but the essence of Pinin designed Ferraris. The 299GTO.
When I designed the Falcon F7 the 288 GTO was my #1 inspiration car.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:45 PM
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I was on the track with a Pista the other day and was very impressed with it's performance.
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Originally Posted by lemans06conv View Post

If it looks like a 488, I'll take 2 - thank you!

In my opinion only, the best looking automobile ever designed.

I'd take white with black interior and black wheels. : )
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by punky View Post
Very well stated.
By two guys who have no clue what it's like to own or drive a Ferrari but have BOLD statements based on no experience with the car or its capabilities.

Go rent a 458/488 for one day then come back here and tells the rest of the forum how Ferrari lacks functionality and capabilities of a world class sports car.

If the C8 is 75% the car that the Ferrari is it will easily be the best car ever built by GM.

I just don't get guys who have no experience with a subject to make such a dumb statement.

I would ask one simple thing.

Post here on CF any review of the 458 or 488 that the reviewer found that the car lacks functionality or is anything less than one of the best sports car ever produced by any manufacturer.

Goof luck with that. Google Ferrari 458/488 reviews and then get back to me with any negative reviews other than the cost of entry.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by vetteman41960 View Post
By two guys who have no clue what it's like to own or drive a Ferrari but have BOLD statements based on no experience with the car or its capabilities.

Go rent a 458/488 for one day then come back here and tells the rest of the forum how Ferrari lacks functionality and capabilities of a world class sports car.

If the C8 is 75% the car that the Ferrari is it will easily be the best car ever built by GM.

I just don't get guys who have no experience with a subject to make such a dumb statement.

I would ask one simple thing.

Post here on CF any review of the 458 or 488 that the reviewer found that the car lacks functionality or is anything less than one of the best sports car ever produced by any manufacturer.

Goof luck with that. Google Ferrari 458/488 reviews and then get back to me with any negative reviews other than the cost of entry.
I have owned over 60 cars and by far Ferrari makes some of the best drivers cars I have driven. I think Mclaren is getting better but still has ground to make up, and a GT3 RS is an incredible machine but hands down my heart is with Ferrari. Plus I am Italian and just love the brand.


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Old 07-07-2019, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LawrenceFromTorrance View Post
What I see here mostly is that the Ferrari is 90% status and the more exotic the higher the status. What I've seen is that the Corvette is 90% functionality. If you looking for status it must be exotic even if there is no real functionality in the exotic (weirdness) I'm hoping that the Corvette stays 90% functionality and that mid engine car's beauty is in it's minimalistic design.
Congratulations - Your entry into the dumbest posts on the site has been accepted by the selection committee.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by pdiddy972 View Post
That interior looks like the plush carpet in a whorehouse, or out of Leisure Suit Larry. Zoom in on the seats and the same material on the center console.

But gorgeous on the outside.

Jeez, where to start? Itís called Alcantara. Itís used in race/track applications for better grip and less weight.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:05 AM
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This functionality argument is beyond laughable. I’ve grown up with Vettes—owned several and have a deposit with Kerbeck. I’ve also owned an F12, 458, 488 and now a Pista . The Vette is, and always will be the best bang for the buck. The Ferraris I’ve mentioned are light years ahead In drivability, quality and yes, function. And they should be for the cost. Are they worth 3-4 as much—doubtful .

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by lemans06conv View Post

If it looks like a 488, I'll take 2 - thank you!
Now those lines flow...GM just do this morons
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:09 AM
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I dunno. There was a 488 Pista at the local microbrewery on Friday, that was one fine looking car.

Originally Posted by Yarbie View Post
For $60k you're getting 60k looks . Sorry to be a party pooper.lol
Nah. There is really nothing about styling that adds any significant price increases. People make Fieros look like Ferraris for not significant amounts of money.

Originally Posted by captain vette View Post
Thť 488 is the best looking car on the planet
Eh, I'd say that is the Mercedes AMG GT, but I'm not going to argue between those for too long.

Originally Posted by vettedrummer View Post
Jeez, where to start? Itís called Alcantara. Itís used in race/track applications for better grip and less weight.
And, in my subjective opinion, looks far more at home in a performance car than napa leather.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:40 PM
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Another thing I have noticed. If someone gets very upset by something someone else has said it's usually because it's a defense mechanism to protect their self esteem. For example if some driver is not paying attention and almost hits another driver the first thing they do is lay on their horn. So please get off your horns
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:02 PM
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Sorry but that interior looks like a cheap Red Velvet Elvis painting

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I just traded a 488 on a 488 Pista which is the best driving car Iíve owned.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:08 PM
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Nice car but what kind of drums do you play and what style of music. 👍
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I just traded a 488 on a 488 Pista which is the best driving car Iíve owned.[/QUOTE]
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