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Kudos to FoCNJ: Portofino test drive

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  1. ClydeM

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    #1 ClydeM, Aug 24, 2019
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    Kudos to Brooke, Tony, Glenn, and Brandon for making today a memorable day.
    The wife & I headed down to Ferrari of Central NJ to check out the Portofino. The wife needs to replace an aging MB and I wanted to plant the seed :) Anyway,
    Registration, a quick walk through the showroom to see what they had,
    the two test drive cars
    Brandon squishing into the rear seat behind the wife (she's petite, but there's no way at 6'3" I'd fit) to coach the wife on driving the car
    down one of the back roads
    the engine (the heart & soul of Ferrari)
    then I saw the Jalpa by the Maserati showroom. It needed some love.
    and I thought let's just peruse the Masers and the wife fell in love with the Grand Turismo Sport shown.
    Major props to Glenn & Tony for allowing her to test drive the car from the floor - Metallic Black with a dark brown interior which was to be seen: gorgeous. The wife loved the car. Sadly, more than the Portofino
    Then back into the 355 to rt287 to Cherry Lane & other back roads to Black Horse Tavern in Mendham. Wonderful roads. A perfect day for driving them.

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  2. ClydeM

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    nice write up! Always had a soft spot for the Jalpa, no wing please and in black!
     
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    That blue 488 spider with the red interior was stunning to see in person. I stood in the showroom staring at it from different angles for probably 15 minutes. Really a gorgeous car.
     
  5. ClydeM

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    Agreed. The wife loved it too which means I have hope :)
     

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