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How Did You Get Your 488 Pista Allocation

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Rossocorsa1, Apr 18, 2018.

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For those who have 100% confirmation from your dealer, how did you get your 488 Pista allocation?

  1. Long time Ferrari client. My dealer offered me a Pista with no additional purchase required

    83 vote(s)
    48.8%
  2. I bought/leased a Lusso in return for an allocation

    24 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. I purchased a new 488 GTB/Spider and was offered a Pista (with or without a trade-in

    27 vote(s)
    15.9%
  4. I bought a used Ferrari in return for an allocation

    5 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Other

    31 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. boobernackle

    boobernackle Formula Junior

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    #126 boobernackle, May 21, 2018
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    That can't be the case, so you're saying that Ferrari increased total production AND is decreasing shipments to the Americas? China must be flooded with Ferraris then. So why are similar Ferrari cars, if not more, being produced for the Americas compared to years ago?

    ANY manufacturer will simply send a product to where the customer is, if your dealer has the allocation, they will get the car. If a dealer's allocation, especially one with limited sales like Ferrari were to actually decrease, you bet your dollar the dealer will be up in arms and file complaints left and right.

    I see no dealers in the Americas giving up their franchise agreements with Ferrari.
     
  2. 458-Italia

    458-Italia Formula 3

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    a lot of speculations in this thread
    better worth Numbers of allocations in each country
    the allocations in France of Speciale and Pista are identical
    the most important is the local market :
    A North American Pista won't go to Europe and vice versa.
    Idem for Chinese Pista
     
  3. Innovativethinker

    Innovativethinker F1 Rookie
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    Anyone know how Ferrari handles celebrity purchases?

    Different rules?
     
  4. JimPVB

    JimPVB Formula Junior
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    Cant speak for all celebrity requests, but the one that I'm aware of involves a first time Ferrari owner actor that decided he'd like one after seeing one of mine. I will not name the model (or the actor), but the time period for most new purchases was 18 mos at the time, but he had it "new" in his garage within 4 months. Not that big a deal, other multiple F car owners have received similar treatment based on what I've seen, and been told. (Don't think he could do that with a Pista, but hey, anythings possible when you're dealing in LA.)

    Jim
     
  5. JimPVB

    JimPVB Formula Junior
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    BTW, I "play" in the biz as well, but not in front of the camera, so no additional visibility for Ferrari by giving me an allocation!:(

    Jim
     
  6. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie

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    Ferrari has always catered to royalty, world leaders and celebrities. It was one of the shrewd ways they built their brand and they are wise to continue doing so.
     
  7. 09Scuderia

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    I am sure they are HIGHLY selective which 'celebrity' they get favored treatment too. Celebrities ain't what they used to be!
     
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  8. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie

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    Very true. One thing I have noticed about some Ferrari driving celebs (who’s names I won’t mention) is that they clearly acquire their cars on the secondary market. They are obviously not the types that Ferrari would invest anything into.
     
  9. QueueCumber

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  10. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 World Champ
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    Correct
     
  11. Andial

    Andial Formula Junior

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    I see. 918 VIP owners don't get first dibs on everything. There are rules regarding ownership including first refusal.
     
  12. LamboLover

    LamboLover Formula 3

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    Whatever; even in the face of first hand ownership/manufacturer/dealership evidence of word presented, you still know better.

    Adieu.
     
  13. Andial

    Andial Formula Junior

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    They get FROR, allocations come from different pool. Who's your cleaning lady? The 918 VIP Program is transparent enough.
     
  14. leopoldo

    leopoldo Formula Junior

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    The curious thing is that there aren’t any PISTA SPIDER for sale in the EU market , zero . There are only some fake ADV without real picture . I think this car was sold by Ferrari only to quite reliable customers that use to keep it and not to speculate on it , moreover in very few units ( seems true under 800 prod pcs ). Ok the car is not anymore a N/A engine but it is the first “ speciale version “ with a Turbo engine , so quite precious IMHO.
     
  15. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

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    There has also been quite a long time between the first Pista and Pista Spiders deliveries - so while the Pista Spider is clearly in scarcer supply than the Pista, it remains to be seen what will happen when it will have been on the market for the same time the Pista has been now.
     
  16. ipsedixit

    ipsedixit Formula Junior

    I had to give up my left testicle.

    Downside is, well, I no longer have all my family jewels.

    Upside? Makes buying underwear easier.
     
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  17. mustangtornado

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    Not sure if corporate wide policy, but all US dealers had paperwork at delivery that you had to commit to retaining car for 6 months before reselling. the US pista spiders about to hit secondary market.
     
  18. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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    They were still sold under the radar.
     
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  19. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

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    Pista spider is out on secondary market (just saying for anyone interested).
     
  20. boobernackle

    boobernackle Formula Junior

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    #145 boobernackle, Feb 21, 2020
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    Pistas are being produced a lot, 6 months ago I got flamed for saying the V8 assembly line production is overwhelmingly Pistas. Keep in mind Nico posts videos within days of recording, at least he was able to record, I would've been kicked out for peeling off the stickers on my phone! You can see the majority of cars still being produced on the V8 assembly line are Pistas.

    Skip to 5:15 mark:


    With the situation in China, US Ferrari dealers are getting ample Pista allocations, some they are having trouble filling, but Spiders still seem to be sacred for now. Pista is easily still the best regular production car Ferrari has ever made... hope this gives more hope to those "denied" allocations that there's still plenty of chance to own yours.
     
  21. boobernackle

    boobernackle Formula Junior

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    That paperwork is only to protect the dealers in case Ferrari corporate finds out the car is being flipped, hardly ever enforced and easy to get around.
     
  22. kimwizzzuuu

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    There’s one selling under msrp now on EBay. If anyone digging the high spec with blue carbon.
     
  23. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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    How do you know that content isn't 6 months old? Just curious.
     
  24. ipsedixit

    ipsedixit Formula Junior

    Is this what we have become?

    Scrutinizing background from a video about a one-off car from Ferrari to glean some intel on how many potential 8 cylinder cars Ferrari is making to then make an extrapolated "educated" (and I use that term in the loosest way possible) guess about how many Pistas the gremlins at Maranello are making?

    Really?

    This is like watching a news conference with Lewis Hamilton after the Monaco GP and noticing that some person in the background is wearing a Lange instead of a Patek and then coming on to a forum and proclaiming that the house of Patek is about to crumble. Run, run. Sell all your Pateks now!
     
  25. leopoldo

    leopoldo Formula Junior

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    From my knowledge I think pista and pista spider will stop production in 1 month . Are u agree ?
     

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