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F8 My First Day with My F8

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  1. racerdj

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    Congratulation's F458Italia!! Good read too
     
  2. SECRET

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    Wow this thread has been a ride!

    @F458Italia, thanks for the write-up. As someone waiting for my car to arrive and spending hours in shelter-in-place meetings in front of a screen, a write up like yours is like a mini-vacation where I can vicariously live through your F8 experience for a while!
     
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  3. plastique999

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    But how would you compare it to the Pista?


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  4. Mauricio Ocegueda

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    Hate it! HUH only a hater can hate on this beautiful machine... saying I love it is an understatement!!!
     
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  5. Mauricio Ocegueda

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    Forgot to mention well done and dont drive like those fast n furious nuts
     
  6. Rostami6

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    I came here to read about how the F8 drives but instead I learned about the Bentley ;)
     
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  7. Coincid

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    According to someone, the F8 and Bentley are essentially one and the same. They differ in appearance.
     
  8. paulchua

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    I agree on the surface; the comparison is a stretch. I think that 'someone's point is that modern Ferrari has a refinement that is miles ahead of earlier Ferrari. Driving Enzo and Pre-Montezemolo cars do make current Ferrari feel like "Bentley" in comparison.

    Hyperbolic for sure, but akin go my earlier example - when somebody would remark today's BMWs have become Lexus. An exaggeration of Clarksonian proportions, no doubt, and overwrought on purpose.

    There is truth though that It takes far less effort to drive today's Ferrari within street sane speed levels.

    Not that cars of yore required one be Schumacher, but let me put it this way - I would have no qualms with my teenage daughters safely driving an F8 within sane limits.

    A TR, on the other hand? I would be concerned about their ability to manage it without stress even at pedestrian speed levels. Yet it is a far slower machine.
     
  9. FordGTDriver

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    *Ahem*, gentlemen. If I had noticed the trajectory of this thread, I would have chimed in much earlier. Behold the lovely 12 cylinder GT that I ordered forever ago and waited an eternity to arrive. I have to be super careful when I walk into the garage to drive the Pista that I don't mistakenly get into the Bentley. Its an ongoing challenge and they are easy to confuse, but its a problem that I'm slowly coming to grips with. I just keep saying to myself, "B is for Blue=B is for Bentley."
     
  10. jumpinjohn

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    I have similar confusion between my Ford F-250 and Mercedes S Class. That truck is so darned comfortable, has 4 doors and heated/cooled seats.


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    I own a 2013 Bentley GT non V8S from new and took the F8 for a test drive and can assure you apart from both being on the quieter side its nothing alike. Never driven the V8S but Im assuming essentially its the same as the standard GT with a touch more grunt & handling.
     
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  12. italiafan

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    Is that Porsche Arena Red?
     
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    ha, I noticed the same thing and I bet it's a tt. Damn I miss my tt.
     
  14. FordGTDriver

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    Good eyes, y'all. One of my favorite cars of all time.
     
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  15. cole328

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    That is one sweeeeeeeet garage stable! I have envy!


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  16. italiafan

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    Love those wheels!
     

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