My 2019 488 GTB has arrived -- photos

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by lukeb817, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. lukeb817

    lukeb817 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2017
    Cincinnati, OH
    Picked up my new 488 GTB yesterday at MAG in Columbus, OH. I was only able to enjoy it for about 20 minutes as I drove straight to Esoteric in New Albany ( for paint correction, full PPF wrap, and to install Novitec exhaust (to be delivered shortly from TAG). Short but awesome drive - looking forward to getting it down to Cincinnati in a couple of weeks to put some real miles on it. First impressions were good, but it was a very short drive.

    My Spec:
    *Rosso Corsa exterior over Nero interior with Rosso STC2 contrast stitching, Rosso lower dash and central tunnel, Rosso headrest horse, Rosso seat belts, yellow tachometer
    *Gialo Modena brake calipers
    *Scuderia shields
    *Forged diamond wheels
    *Mirrors/Homelink (only way to get power folding mirrors w/ the race seats)
    *Front suspension lifter and AFS
    *Goldrake seats with additional height adjustment/lifter and Rosso stripe down the middle
    *Carbon fiber/LED steering wheel
    *Front and rear parking sensors
    *Rear camera (appears to have been included in the new increase base price)
    *Michelin tires

    Planned Mods:
    *MyRicambi carbon fiber engine bay components
    *Novitec valveless exhaust
    *Extended carbon fiber shift paddles

    A few photos, below:

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  2. 458-Italia

    458-Italia Formula 3

    Jan 10, 2014
    Nice spec !:)
  3. Viperjoe

    Viperjoe Formula 3
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    Beautiful spec. Congratulations!
  4. Principissimo

    Principissimo Formula Junior

    Sep 14, 2015
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    Really nice specs ;)
  5. RCorsa

    RCorsa Formula 3

    Apr 5, 2014
    West Coast
  6. klinkman

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    Jan 29, 2018
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    Eric C
    nice spec, grats
  7. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    May 7, 2014
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    Nice rig bro. Save travels and all the best. Kirk.
  8. Statler

    Statler F1 World Champ
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    Jun 7, 2011
    gorgeous. congratulations. I like the body colored splitter in the air intakes on the sides (versus carbon), and the level of red accents inside without being RED.
  9. ebw001

    ebw001 Karting

    Jul 10, 2017
    Looks amazing and congrats! got word today in fact that our 19 spider has arrived at the port. Hopefully we’ll both be enjoying them soon !
  10. lukeb817

    lukeb817 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2017
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks! It was important to me to have as many body-colored exterior components as possible, it has always been my preference going back to mid/late 90s when my friends and I went to great lengths to match paint all of the black plastic body components on our cars. Re: the interior...I spent WAY too much time agonizing over how far to go with the red accents -- I'm pretty happy where I landed. My original spec when I placed the deposit was Bianco Avus with the standard red interior (seats, door inserts, lower dash, center tunnel)...but when I switched the exterior to Rosso Corsa in the last couple of weeks before locking the order, I really wanted to keep some red on the interior, but the full red package just didn't seem to work. This spec seemed like a good way to get several pops of red in there without going over the top.

    Excellent -- hopefully you are just a couple of weeks away from delivery!
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  11. jamie140

    jamie140 Formula 3
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    Oct 17, 2004
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    That’s really weird, mine just arrived and it’s a 2018
  12. lukeb817

    lukeb817 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2017
    Cincinnati, OH
    Wow, that is weird. What was the build date? Did it sit at the port for a long time? Did you have to pay the new higher base price?
  13. docf

    docf Formula 3

    Sep 14, 2008
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    Great job spec. your car both interior & exterior wise. I's sure you will enjoy your ride to the fullest!
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  14. MrF355

    MrF355 Formula Junior

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    Congratulations. Lovely spec inside and out.
  15. sakodik

    sakodik Karting
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    Jun 2, 2016
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    Cool, I didn't know that about the power mirror.
  16. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax F1 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2016
    Even though it may appear you drew the short straw I wouldn't worry too much about it tbh. Fwiw I got mine new Nov 2017 and it turns out it's a 2024 model going by the VIN (which is where it all matters apparently) so I'm pretty relaxed about the whole year model thing.

    PS. Congrats OP that's a might fine looking rig you have there. Very nice spec indeed!
  17. Cyrek

    Cyrek Rookie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Great to see the seats I don’t think they’re ordered often enough beautiful car congrats
  18. F355GTB

    F355GTB Karting
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    Nice interior..
  19. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie
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    May 14, 2017
    Gorgeous. Enjoy.
  20. cavsct94

    cavsct94 Karting

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Wonderful! Enjoy!
  21. ScrappyB

    ScrappyB Formula Junior

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    MANDALAY, Baitschev and of2worlds like this.
  22. lukeb817

    lukeb817 Rookie

    Oct 17, 2017
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks! I love the seats -- they were a "must-have" option, along with the red stripe. I fell in love with them the first time I test drove a 458. When I started out shopping for a pre-owned 458 and then looking at pre-owned 488s, the goldrake racing seats were a non-negotiable option for me and made it hard to find the right combination of options on the secondary market. When I was building my spec, my wife almost punched me when I told her how much they cost, and that they have manual adjustment...and if you want height adjustment, it is extra...and only for the driver!

    Looks awesome, I hope you are enjoying it! When I put down the deposit, I was expecting mine to be a 2018, but when the order was about to lock and I gave final sign-off on the spec, I was informed it would be a 2019. Must have been right on the line
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  23. of2worlds

    of2worlds F1 World Champ
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    Very nice 488 spec with those silver wheels! Any more pictures, how did you spec the interior?
  24. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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  25. wrs

    wrs F1 Veteran
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    Jul 11, 2015
    Austin, Texas
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    Bet you can't wait for the PPF to get done. You still have plenty of driving days left though. Enjoy it!

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