Anyone else prefer the Roma key over the 488 F8 key ?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by MalibuGuy, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. MalibuGuy

    MalibuGuy F1 Veteran

    Sep 18, 2007
    Malibu, CA
    So this is a minor point. But I actually prefer the key for the Roma which features a rectangular Clossonaie style Ferrari badge on the front and a very bespoke looking leather stitched cover on the rear side.

    In contrast the standard key for the 488 and F8, a shapeless chunk of red plastic, pales in terms of looks and lacks a sense of occasion. My old school 458 key is smaller and looks nicer IMO.

    Have I got it all wrong?

    Can the Roma Key be programmed for the F8? I’d pay for that.
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  3. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
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    I'd pay for an old fashioned key that you put in the ignition and turn!

    What's the backup plan when this space age key loses power or malfunctions? Is there a mechanical key somewhere?

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  4. klinkman

    klinkman Formula Junior
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  5. bml71

    bml71 Karting

    Mar 2, 2019
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    Bradd Lewis
    I find the Roma key hideous. I would not want to swap my 488 key at all. The Roma key looks like some counterfeit trinket from a knock off stand

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  6. ipsedixit

    ipsedixit Formula Junior

    The Roma key suits the car.

    It would not suit the 488; or really any mid engine sports car from Ferrari.
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  8. Mighty Joe

    Mighty Joe Formula 3

    Sep 3, 2010
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    I like my 488 key! To each his own.....
  9. FerrariCountach

    Jul 30, 2020
    From what i see its just an enamel ferrari prancing horse and the 488 F8 key is actually quite stylish, i prefer the F8's key.

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