GTB or GTS... which do you prefer???

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by patpong, Apr 21, 2005.


Do you prefer a GTS or GTB ?

  1. GTS

  2. GTB

  3. Spider

  4. Not bothered

  5. GTS

  6. GTB

  7. Spider

  8. Not bothered

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  1. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    Austin, Texas
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    Michael C
    I think the GTB looks better, but if I could have just one Ferrari I would probably get an open top, especially here in Texas.
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  3. prova

    prova Rookie

    Nov 2, 2003
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    GTB of course ;)
  4. sparky p-51

    sparky p-51 Formula 3

    Aug 8, 2004
    klamath falls, Or.
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    Absolutely positively GTB. More paint 2 polish hence more bling. Safer in a (shudder) roll-over. Somewhat more private.
  5. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    Los Angeles
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    Purely on looks I think the GTB is better, but for driving I like the sunshine so would go with a GTS if it was my only F-car.

  6. Fred2

    Fred2 F1 World Champ
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    Jan 2, 2005
    I picked up a S, as nice B's are relly hard to find. I think the weather proof attributes are not really important on a car that is only dirven on nice sunny Sundays. In those cases, the open roof is really nice!
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  8. luigibosco

    luigibosco Karting

    Jan 28, 2005
    Westchester County NY
    Funny, none of you mention anything about the sound of your engine in an S. I owned a coupe and have ridden in a cab, but never in an S. There is a huge difference in sound between the cab and coupe and I wounder if the difference between coupe and S is worth the drawbacks of the S.
  9. hardtop

    hardtop F1 World Champ

    Jan 31, 2002
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    Having owned and driven both types for lots of miles, B all the way.

    BTW, although guides have the B's for less, I have been watching the market for years and B's sell for the same as S's here.

    Judging by all the B votes here, B's should be worth double at least!

  10. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
    Dallas, TX
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    Jim E
    I think the GTB is probably a better car all around. Stiffer body for track driving, cleaner lines for looking at. But no wind in your hair (or what's left of your hair). I figured since the car is a toy anyway, I might as well get the benefit of top-off driving on a sunny day.
  11. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    Jim Pernikoff
    Just like others, I prefer the appearance of the "B" but the versatility of the "S", and I'm glad I bought the latter.

    But I eventually plan to follow the lead of Tillman and mcharness and get my roof painted red. I'm not sure I'll mess with the louvers, though.
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  13. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

    Mar 19, 2002
    Sunny SoCal
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    The sound, the music...compares nothing to with just the windows down with the top on. Plus it looks bad ass!

    Perfect compromise if you ask me--get to keep the looks/lines of a coupe while having open top capabilities.
  14. NickM3

    NickM3 Formula Junior

    Nov 23, 2003
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    Nick Y.
    Always Bs, i don't like the look of open top cars, they never look quite right to me. The SL/SLK/XLR..all those hardtop verts look great with their top on, although i'm sure its heavy.
  15. senna21

    senna21 F1 Rookie

    Jul 2, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Charles W
    I'll second the comments from the distinguished gentleman from California!

    When the weathers nice nothing beats driving in the open air.
  16. sandersja

    sandersja Formula Junior

    Jan 16, 2003
    Portland OR
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    John Sanders
    I would expect that GTB would be the choice of many Flatlanders. Those are the guys I see driving in Colorado hunched over with noses pressed to the windshield in order to try and see the mountains around them. If you live in a 3D world, there is more to experience with the top down than just sunshine.
  17. GoFerrari28

    GoFerrari28 Formula 3

    Jun 16, 2004
    Ridgemont, CA
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    Jeff Spicoli
    GTB, for sure.
  18. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Aug 3, 2002
    Southeast USA
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    Mike Charness
    #40 Mike C, Apr 21, 2005
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    Here's what that looks like in red on a 308 (mine)...
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  19. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
    S W London
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    Tony H
    GTB fo me :)
  20. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
    #42 venusone, Apr 21, 2005
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    I've had many years experience w/ a convertible & honestly hardly ever put the top down. But when I do, there’s nothing like it. Day or night, city or I-16, open top makes driving just so much more enjoyable. Now, if I could lower it w/ the touch of a button, I would go topless most every day in my Miata & 328GTS..
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  21. NoTorq

    NoTorq Rookie

    Nov 3, 2003

    Although the painted GTS tops are pretty nice too.
  22. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
  23. sjb509

    sjb509 Guest

    308 - GTB
    328 - GTB
    348 - GTS
    355 - like both equally

    As far as demand or desirability goes, I thought they were basically the same (value wise). While more people prefer the open top, the GTB is less common and some people prefer it. On the 308 and 328 at least.
  24. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

    Dec 14, 2003
    The Borough, NJ
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    Jason Kobies
    The majority here seem to like the Berlinetta while in the market place it is very much the opposite. What is the difference?
  25. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

    Apr 20, 2002
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    We have a winner :)
  26. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
    Dallas, TX
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    Jim E
    #48 jimpo1, Apr 21, 2005
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  27. wcelliot

    wcelliot Formula Junior

    May 7, 2004
    Maryland, USA
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    I am a convertible guy and love driving roadsters, convertibles, targas, etc. So when I began to look for my first F-car, I had planned all along on a 308GTS, the only Ferrari I had much seat time in.

    That was until I drove my first GTB. Almost immediately it felt different and less than 10 minutes into the drive that "felt different" quickly turned into "felt right".

    I have not yet regretted my decision.

  28. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya The $10 Trillion Man
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    Dec 28, 2003
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    Pretty much the same thing to say here. I have come to like the cleaner lines of the GTB's but I'm not sure I could stand the roof over my head all the time. I take my top out any chance I get.

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