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Launch button not PS on 458

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by PRO SYSTEMS, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. PRO SYSTEMS

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  2. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ
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    I didn’t realise they had changed it, never thought to check or take note to be honest. I have to check mine later
     
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  3. Llenroc

    Llenroc F1 Rookie
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    All US cars have PS on that button. Euro cars have launch on the button. Previous owner probably changed it. It didn’t come from Ferrari that way.
    P.S. (no pun intended) like color combo on your car.
     
  4. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ
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    Yeah, my Cali has launch on its button, it’s a 2015. My 2012 Italia has the same!
     
  5. PRO SYSTEMS

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    Yea come to think of it my 2010 Cali (which was also loaded up with options, lots of carbon etc... like my 458) said Launch as well. Must be Ferrari selects certain models to have the Launch button and some don't.
     
  6. Llenroc

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    Did you buy those new? It was always my understanding that the word “launch” couldn’t be used on US cars, don’t remember the reasoning behind it now. I just assumed that a previous owner would have changed those from the PS button
     
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  7. PRO SYSTEMS

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    I bought both cars as low mileage one owner cars. BUT Dodge uses a button that says Launch in the USA, so US cars can use Launch as a description. It must be some Ferraris got PS and some got Launch, must have something to do with options.
     
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  8. MarkGT-Rari

    MarkGT-Rari Rookie

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    The PS button cars are worth 100k more, so hopefully yours says PS, otherwise the launch cars are irregular and can be bought from TJ Maxx


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  9. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota Formula 3
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    I believe that back when the 430 and 599 was launched, I think they were delivered to the US as launch control was not legal. But that was later changed, but it was still not legal to use "Launch" on the button. I think this has also bèen changed at this point in time, and that's why some other brands now use Launch.

    My guess as to why a US car could have been delivered with a Launch button is this. The PS button piece was not in stock, so they had to use a Launch to keep production moving.

    There is also a good chance that it was changed. I've heard of a few people that felt the PS button was simply dumb and not the proper button to have.
     
  10. DefunctNeurons

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    What color is that? Really cool combo, would you please post more pics?!


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  11. 14RE458

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  12. 3POINT8

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    really wished mine said launch. so much cooler
     
  13. Ianjoub

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    Wow, it is amazing to see a 458 without an inch of sand in the floorboards.... I need to clean mine :p
     
  14. PhilNotHill

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    Mine says LUNCH. I use it to get to my noon meal faster. Works great. ;)
     
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  15. pizzadude

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    I’ve seen a few 458 with the buttons on like a curved “stalk” instead of 3 in a row on the console
    Anyone know why that is?
    I agree launch sounds cooler !
     
  16. Xrayv8

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    I believe the curved stalk type was on the speciale series cars similar to he 488 Pistas all come with the curved stalk.
     
  17. Ianjoub

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    There was a thread here somewhere about doing a retrofit. The parts bolt right in.
     
  18. Rexcat458

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    Mine says: “abilitare i postcombustori”
     
  19. pizzadude

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    Interesting about the stalk.
    I can’t decide if I like that or the 3 in a row better.
    You don’t see it often that’s for sure.
    I’ll have to look for that thread
     
  20. dustman

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    I thought it looked ridiculously out of place in my Speciale.
     
  21. pizzadude

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    Looking at it again....it does look odd
    Almost fragile ...
     
  22. ScottS

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    Design element from LaFerrari.




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