458 First Ferrari: S. Loeb's 458 Italia

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  1. Gn_

    Gn_ Rookie

    Oct 16, 2018
    #1 Gn_, Jul 17, 2019
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    Hello everybody,

    It is my first post here, my name is Gaëtan, 31, living in Switzerland and I am excited to share with you guys my dream come true!

    Who never dreamt of owning a Ferrari? Well, to say the truth, my dream was to have an E9X M3.
    A dream that came true in 2012 when I was able to get one but inside of me since the 458 Italia was officially released, I was telling myself, one day I hope I can get one... And this day has finally arrived just before my 32th birthday!

    The cherry on the cake? It's the 9 times WRC Champion Sébastien Loeb's 458 Italia!
    It's a 2010 Rosso Corsa, with racing seats and carbon wheel.

    Never in my life I thought I would be able to own one of this car, I was already thrilled with the M3 but this... My girlfriend and I are so happy and it already feels like she is a part of the family!

    Here some iPhone pics:

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  2. Simon

    Simon Moderator
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  3. Eilig

    Eilig Formula 3
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    Sehr schön! Herzliche Glückwünsche :)
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  4. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

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    Great and enjoy in great health. Now join the team in Switzerland and let’s go for great drives!!
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  5. Gn_

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  6. Gn_

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    Oct 16, 2018
    Thank you to both of you.
    It's always a pleasure to drive on these mountain roads in Switzerland, maybe we can do that tekaefixe. ;)
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  7. 458 Spider 0414

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    Wow... Awesome to hear what a special Ferrari you were able to attain..... Enjoy in great health...

  8. Caeruleus11

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    Congratulations and welcome to the family! :)
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  9. Surfah

    Surfah Formula 3

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    Nice upgrade from the M3, whole different ballpark. Big congrats
  10. dustman

    dustman F1 Rookie

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    Very nice car and what a special pedigree.
  11. Gn_

    Gn_ Rookie

    Oct 16, 2018
    Thanks guys! It is indeed an incredible upgrade from the M3, I loved the sound of the V8 but this is a whole different league...

    A friend came to see the car with his 3 years old son, he asked him if he knew what was the car, he replied “a Frari!” so cute!

    From child’s dream to reality

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  12. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Love each and every 458, especially with such a nice story to go with it.

    Many congratulations and enjoy in good health!

    Kind regards,

  13. Viper830tt

    Viper830tt Karting

    May 10, 2017
    My 2 year old calls them out but only mid engine ones. He loves the shields. Doesnt believe that an F12 is a ferrari though. He can apparently also call out porsche now too. Making papa proud. I need to get this on video before he tells me he is too busy to spend time with me.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using mobile app

    ... a big congrats too. It's beautiful.
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  14. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    My daughter started around 18 months saying "Wawee", and now a few months later she can make the F sound. Every day I come home and she says "Dada! Fwawee! Vwoom!"
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  15. Sir_Ferrari

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    A 458 Italia with 31? Not bad! I wish I could afford one some day.
  16. Randyslovis

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    I'll never forget the day I took delivery of my first Ferrari.
    Enjoy it on the beautiful roads I only get to see in pictures!
  17. Steinhart

    Steinhart Karting

    May 21, 2019
    I lived in Switzerland for 2 years, beautiful country, what a great place to drive a ferrari, wow, congrats! enjoy!
  18. buddyg

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    Congrats One of the best cars ever made! I absolutely love mine many smiles ahead.

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  20. JariT

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    Congratulations! Very nice car with great story
  21. Gn_

    Gn_ Rookie

    Oct 16, 2018
    Thank you guys!

    Just had a road trip last week with a trackday at Spa Francorchamps as a birthday gift from my girlfriend, it was awesome! What an incredible car!
    I used to track my M3 on the Nürburgring but Spa was really the perfect place to drive the 458 for the first time on a race track.

    Drove about 1’800 km and I loved the 2 faces of the car, the civilized (almost normal) car and the race car.
    Everybody keeps asking me if it is not too rough to travel with it and I keep replying that it’s as confortable as my Peugeot 206

    Here some pics on the way back, in Switzerland.

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  22. LVP488

    LVP488 Formula 3

    Jan 21, 2017
    Spa is spectacular - I'll be there mid-september and will try to improve on my 2'55" lap time if I'm lucky to have no rain...
  23. RalphyRS

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    Rafael Rafols
    Awesome....I'm picking mine up this Saturday. 2012 458. Can't wait :cool:
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  24. F355 Berlinetta F1

    Mar 31, 2010
    I think that this car do some nice drives in Swiss Cris from instagram right ?
    Enjoy it !
  25. Gn_

    Gn_ Rookie

    Oct 16, 2018
    Yes it is mine you saw on his videos, he is a good friend of mine ;)
    I am enjoying it every seconds and as much as I can.
    This car is a blast! We really love it, my girlfriend told me yesterday “I want you to keep it forever”, how can I argue with that?

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