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458 Finally upgraded to 458 Italia! Yes!

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  1. Mikael-F360

    Mikael-F360 Formula Junior

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    Hello my fellow enthusiasts,

    Today was a great day! After owning a 360 6MT for 3,5 years, I finally found and bought a 458 Italia with my dream spec today. Rosso corsa exterior, nero black interior with red stitching, carbon racing seats, carbon led-steering wheel and sport wheels.

    Just wow. This car is a friggin' monster! Raw and aggressive if needed but still comfortable and elegant. And the sound! Ferrari really nailed it with this model. I am happy as a kid! Face hurts from smiling! This is car fever at it's best.

    Goodbye 360/430 section. This is my new home. At last!! YES! :)
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  3. Xrayv8

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    Congrats!

    I can tell you that having had owned many different Ferrari models over the years including the 458, 488 spider, and Pista, I still have more fun driving my 458. The visceral feeling and the symphony to my ears can not be matched by the other models including my Pista. For this very reason, I've kept the 458 along with the Pista so I can have the best of both NA and turbo worlds.
     
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  4. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Congrats beautiful!


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  5. buddyg

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    Congrats it‘s an incredible car for sure!!
     
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  6. dustman

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    Fantastic. Send interior pic please. Love it.
     
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  8. Regular Guy 01

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    Congrats on finding your dream spec car.
    She is beautiful.
    Sounds like you are on your way to a wonderful relationship!!

    Welcome to the 458 section and I hope you have fun here.

    Best wishes,
    Gene Greer
     
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  9. Steinhart

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    that is awesome! enjoy!!
     
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  10. schwoo

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    Big congrats! Very Happy for you!


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  11. italiafan

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    congrats!
    I loved mine for 17K care-free joyous miles.
    One of Ferrari’s all time greats for sure.


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  13. OSUferrari

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    Congrats. You will never get tired of driving this car and it will always make you smile (at least it still does for me 8 years later). Enjoy!
     
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  14. Graz

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    Congratulations Mikael. I remember the first time I drove my friend's 458. I was so taken with it I went to my local Ferrari dealer and ordered one the very next day. I too had a 360 Spider Gated that I traded in for the 458. I'm now on my second 458 Italia and it just keeps on giving every time I drive it. So, I understand exactly how you're feeling. Wish you all the best and drive the hell out of it in good health. Best, Thomas

    Here's mine. Rolling sculpture :)
     

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  15. action-ant

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    Congrats! Enjoy in good health!
     
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  16. OmegaPO8500

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    Yes! Excellent! Congratulations the car looks great. I hope you drive the hell out of it. :)


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  17. mcag22

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    Congrats ! That is beautiful, and hope to be posting my own pic of a 458 in the future
     
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  18. Mikael-F360

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  19. Mikael-F360

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    Thanks! Posted :)
     
  20. Frozenguy

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    What a beautiful interior spec to match a breathtaking exterior spec. One of my favorites for sure. A surge of inspiration for those of us still working towards one! Have fun with that machine, I could stare it all day and drive it all week. Thanks for the photos.
     
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  21. Mikael-F360

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    Thank you good sir! May the forces of the universe bring a pristine example to you soon! Things have a way to work themselves out.

    The feeling of owning one of these magnificent cars is really something to look forward to. It's pure joy.
     
  22. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Many congratulations, Mikael!

    Love the spec and the all leather carbon fiber racing seats!

    Enjoy in good health. Wish you many miles of happiness behind the wheel!

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  23. tekaefixe

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    Why the Italia and not the Speciale?
     
  24. Mikael-F360

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    Thank you Sir! Many joyful miles ahead =)
     
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  25. Mikael-F360

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    #22 Mikael-F360, Sep 3, 2020
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    Question might not have been aimed to me but I'll answer it anyway...

    Speciale is my long term goal. Here in our market it's double the price as Italia. So there's that o_O But eventually, someday... I am having a blast meanwhile!
     
  26. Borrow’d Mine

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    A real beauty. Enjoy it to the max.
     
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  27. bball16

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    Congratulations!
     
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  28. tekaefixe

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    It's to you because you have an Italia and a Pista and Im about to buy a Speciale or a Pista and I wanted to know your opinion.
    Thanks you!
     

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