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Drove the F8 today and placed my order!

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by buddyg, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. buddyg

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    Wow I was blown away by the F8, it looks so good in person. I love the new interior looks really modern and the passenger display is very cool. Love the new steering wheel and much easier to use windshield wiper control and voice/phone button.

    I am coming from a 458 so the power difference is extreme. The F8 has as much torque as my 458 has hp. It was cold out but I did stand on it many times, which resulted in wheel spin but man when it hooks up it just flys! I would say it’s as fast as my Dodge Challenger Demon that makes 808hp on pump gas and 840 on 100 octane.

    They were doing lots of test drivers today so I decided to pull the trigger. They are saying I could get it as soon as next Summer maybe the end of Summer.

    This is the coupe and I am having an internal battle if I should go coupe or spider, the spider would probably be at least a year or more. I do love the polycarbonate rear window that shows off the engine, you obviously lose that with the spider.

    Didn’t expect I would like it so much and it doesn’t sound awful but nowhere near as good as my 458. Anyway I am duly impressed and excited to get it. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login

    I will upload my spec photos later.
     
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  2. REALZEUS

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    Quicker actually. ;)

    Congrats!!!
     
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    Not at the dragstrip, the guys on the Hellcat forum have run 9.7 and the F8 is quoted as 10.2. Would have to see one run on the track, but on the street probably pretty close.
     
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    Thank you. We need real life review by real user like this!

    Can you also describe more on the sounds?
     
  6. Adamtensta

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    Congrats Buddy. Only you know if you should rock a spider or not. I know what I would choose though.

    Question, I noticed you had a child seat in the 458, have u turned off the airbag and if so, how? Wanna bring my kids in the 458 but don't know how to disable it.

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  7. Surfah

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    Thanks for posting your impression.

    Do you have video with audio of ignition and revving?
     
  8. REALZEUS

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    This is a rather pointless discussion and I am sorry for starting it, but those numbers were run on those super tricky, special drag tyres, and their skinny front counterparts. Put it on normal road tyres and try again and I know that it doesn't get close to those numbers. Also, the 1/4 mile is just one metric. 0-186 (the European 0-300 kph) mph for example would be more telling of a car's accelerative force. ;)
     
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  9. Coincid

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    Have you driven the 488? If so, any comparative thoughts to the F8.
     
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  10. racerdj

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    Congratulations!! Any comments about the sound ?
     
  11. Adamtensta

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    I love when people post something exciting that gets everyone around the table, and then the poster goes offline for hours

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    Nice pics & video! We were supposed to have an F8 here last weekend, but got the SF90 instead. Hoping to finally drive one in December they are saying now....
     
  13. buddyg

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    I don’t have a car seat in mine maybe someone else?
     
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    No big deal I like them both and they are both super fast!!
     
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    I have not.
     
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    Didn’t sound bad but not nearly as good as my 458. For how awesome the rest of the car is I think I can live with it.
     
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    Sorry at the circus with my grandkids.
     
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  18. Caeruleus11

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    Congratulations!! The F8 is really beautiful and I'm so glad to hear you loved how it drives!
     
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    Awesome news! My deposit has been in since announced and already configured!!


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  20. buddyg

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    Not really this was the only one when they pulled it into the dealership. Should have taken some revving videos! :(

     
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    Congrats
    Awesome spec and thanks for sharing your experience with the car
     
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    #24 buddyg, Nov 8, 2019
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    No problem, we are going to go with black mats to break up the red carpet, but couldn’t get it on the config. Also going with black wheels same design.
     
  24. racerdj

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    Great CF spec!! Looks great!
     
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