Just took delivery of my new Stradale yesterday @ FOA. The weather has been gorgeous, and so far I've put about 100 miles on the car and thought I'd give my fist impressions. By the way, the staff @ FOA has been great, especially Levi Gonzales (my sales guy), and I highly recommend that dealership. First some backround. I sold my 360 Modena 6-speed to get this car. I also currently own a 2004 Porsche GT3 with about 700 miles on the clock to date (it's 2 months old). My CS is scuderia red, with tan leather seats, lower dash, and headliner. The steering wheel is black leather, while all other upholstered surfaces, including upper dash, are black alcantara. All interior stitching is red, and I ordered the fire extinguisher. Overall, the car IMHO looks great, with the leather and contrasting stitching combining to produce a very sporty yet classy interior. I will try to post pics with my wife's help. Driving impressions so far. The car is fast, about 10% faster than the Modena. It feels more like an incremental bump in speed than a dramatic increase. Along with it is a marked improvement in sound, with just the right amount of loudness throughout the rev band, IMO. It certainly is not too loud or obnoxious, nothing like the initial press cars written about in Europe in such mags as EVO. It sounds great overall. Other notable impressions: the F1 gearbox is suprisingly smooth and easy to use. This is one aspect of the car that I was most concerned about, and I must say that so far I find the box precise, appropriately fast depending on RPM, and not at all jerky or cumbersome. It also is fun so far. The most outstanding aspects of the car so far are the handling, and the brakes. Both surpass those of the Modena by a considerable margin. The car is just glued to the road and goes where you point it. The steering has improved feel, though I would stiil like a quicker ratio. The brakes are just awesome, and so far quiet with very little dust. Compared to the GT3, the CS wins out on looks, engine sound (although the GT3 sounds good in that classic 911 flat six way), high speed stability and handling. So far I think that the GT3 definitely feels more powerful and torquey in the low and middle revs. I've not taken the Stradale above about 7000 revs so far, but I must say it gets to those revs very quickly and feels fantastic in doing so. The bonus is that the comfort and ride quality of the CS is outstanding. Those who view this car as too harsh and unrefined for regular street use could not be more wrong. The car over reasonable surfaces is comfortable, at least as much as the Modena, if not actually more so. How Ferrari managed this given the 19" wheels and stiffened suspension I don't know, but overall comfort on board is very good. In summary, I'm very happy I commited to this car, and I must say that it is the closest to a perfect sports car I have driven in or owned ( and that includes, in additon to the 360 Modena, a Ferrari 355B, Porsche 993, E39 BMW M5, and recent drives of a Gallardo). It looks and sounds stunning, it is very fast, has world class handling and brakes, and it is comfortable to sit in and drive. Looking foward to seeing some of you guys around Hotlanta. Cheers!