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F8 or STO?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by dustman, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. 09Scuderia

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    this thing is an absolute 10. This car feels like something truly special.
    I wish I hadn't seen those pics from the reveal in Japan...I can feel my wallet getting lighter :)
     
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  3. FordGTDriver

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    Lambo has quite obviously accomplished their goal with the STO; outrageous, over the top, bust you in the chops. Looks like a hit in both the junior high school study hall and the cars and coffee crowd. The .01% percent of end-users who take the STO to the track will be super satisfied, I'll wager. Those who buy them to race around Harrods on Saturday night will likewise be thrilled. None of that is a criticism, by the way. I've owned several Lambos and been a guest at the factory, and I love them for what they are...I'm also a big fan of VW group and their stupendous fleet of engineers. My new W12 GT is a juggernaut.

    If I were to spec the car, I would pay any amount of money to avoid having the "STO" moniker on the door...it looks like branding for an unrelated company. Perhaps an emergency delivery vehicle for Suppository Transport Organization?

    Love the Lambo, but really can't compare it to an F8. Kind of like asking whether one prefers Gucci Loafers to track spikes.
     
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  4. dustman

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    I think I have to get the Japan-spec also. Just stunning.
     
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  6. lamborarri

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    This STO really gets the best of yesterday all in one.
     
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  8. Shack

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    The more I see it the more I like it. Very faithful to the STS track car and I am sure great learnings from the race series.

    Ferrari - wake up as this is what the Pista should have been !!
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  9. SLDriver

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    The STO will be a very special car and from the sounds of it'll be the last NA V10. Maybe they'll come out with a final edition paint special but there's no Performante V2 this is basically it for a hardcore, track focused V10 Huracan.

    I prepare myself to lose a boatload of money whenever I buy a new Lambo like what's happen with my SVJ but I don't feel this way about the STO. This car is special.
     
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  10. dustman

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    Pista is a good car, and looks fantastic. It’s more gimmick than go relative to these other bespoke offerings, but still many owners do love it.
     
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  11. XSpeed

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    if f8 had proper sound - no gpf. Do you prefer f8 or the huracan?
     
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  13. dustman

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    Maybe F8 spider. But I have had four 458’s, 488s, Pista so I am a little tired of the same interior and design package. F8 is at least a very smart upgrade over the others in terms of visuals outside. Starting to grow on me.

    Off topic...took the CS out again today for an hour....IDK if I really need anything else but a TDF.
     
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  15. MalibuGuy

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    What about Sian Roadster va F8 spider?
    Oops! The limited edition Lambo is over 3 M!!!
     
  16. dustman

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    No contest...Sian.
    You still enjoying your 458spider?
     
  17. ipsedixit

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    The only disappointment with the STO is that it's only 95 lb lighter than the Performante.
     
  18. MalibuGuy

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    Yes She just turned 128,000

    looking forward to the F8 spider—hopefully will be here by Christmas.

    You consider the 812 GTS?
     
  19. Coincid

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    I loved my time with both my Performantes and would expect the STO to heighten the experience.
     
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  20. Surfah

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    The STO is the antithesis of the F8. Race car derived design and technology. NA V10, lightweight, form follows function design, no turbo, doesnt sound like ass no GPF.

    Given the level of disdain on this forum towards the 488 and F8, the near universal acclaim of the STO is no surprise

    And complaining about the STO being "only" 95 lbs lighter than the HP? The HP is 88 lbs lighter than the 610-4. So in reality the weight difference between the STO and Perf is greater than the Perf and 610-4.

    75% of the STO bodywork is CF. Wheels are magnesium. I imagine Lambo is pushing the limit of weight reduction while maintaining the necessary safety and structural features of a street legal car.

    Want something lighter go race a Super Trofeo Evo.

    Regarding the rollbar and 4 point seatbelts, in the US its part of the SC package. In Canada it apparently is not offered.
     
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  22. Surfah

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    Active aero is illegal in GT3 racing. The STO has nonactive nonadjustable aerodynamics.
     
  23. Coincid

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    That accounts unfortunately for the unsightly rear wing.
     
  24. Surfah

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    Unsightly to you. Functional and serious to us.
     
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  25. Coincid

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    It is functional and effective, just not attractive.
     
  26. Shadowfax

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    Looking beyond the race car aesthetics and the positive ethos of the car I can see a few issues.

    1) Inadequate luggage storage in the frunk cancels out any overnight trip with wife or partner (unless solo).

    2) Horrendous rearward vision.

    Essentially it is a track car which can be registered, offering very limited road use other than being able to drive to and fro the circuit without a trailer.

    Lambo's were never very practical cars but STO has unfortunately taken it to new heights. I was expecting an improved version of Perf with at least the same level of practicality.
     
  27. 09Scuderia

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    1) Ship your stuff ahead of time.
    2) cameras.

     
  28. dustman

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    I like scoops and wings and find it baller. But I totally get thats not the norm.
     
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