my spider is here....

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by johns930, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. johns930

    johns930 Formula 3

    May 9, 2005
    the non-stop local rain couldnt dampen my excitement to see my spider which arrived more than a month early. So i have to thank ferrari for making me poorer sooner.

    The stitching color and seat contrast colors are off and different from what the supposively excellent dealer configurator leads me to believe. Will have to look into that later.

    But first off, i went to see it right away because i have never ordered nor seen crema, or a crema steering wheel and stalk combo.
    well, Im glad i didnt faint when i saw it for the first time, which i couldnt say on my last Italia. The crema steering contrasts the carbon shift paddles PERFECTLY! They look awesome and make the carbon jump out nicely. I wonder why i didnt choose that color before!

    I took some iphone pics and just spend an hour in awe that im getting my second 458.......... which will be my last i promise.
    Its not untill i got home that i realize i forgot to take pictures of it with the top down @#$%^&*???!!!!!
    i think i just kinda forgot this is my first ever convertible (CGT dont count).

    i was too busy admiring the beautiful shapes of the car, and its basically a totally different look than my italia (or im subconsciously convincing myself that).
    Maybe im used to my italia which is already crazy spec-ed, but i think the spider looks better and has a more aggressive coupe like contour. The sides and the rear quarter stance have a presence that the italia doesnt. (again might be drinkin the spider-koolaid here).

    Well, i have to say the spider is much much better looking than the italia, epecially because my italia is gone and im retarded enough AGAIN to buy 2 of basically the same thing.

    pics here :
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  3. TheMayor

    TheMayor Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    Feb 11, 2008
    Vegas baby
    I would never have chosen this but I have to tell you, it really works. I'm impressed!

    I'm really curious to see it with the seat covers and carpet covers off. I think it looks amazing in yellow!

    When do you get to drive it?
  4. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
    WOW! Congrats on your new spider. All the best wishes!
  5. nexlogic

    nexlogic Karting

    Apr 26, 2012
    Congrats! Looks awesome.

    Did you order new wheels for it?
  6. johns930

    johns930 Formula 3

    May 9, 2005
    u cant spec those spider looking rims from the factory, u have to order them from the parts department.
    i like what i have on now, but u never know....

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  8. johns930

    johns930 Formula 3

    May 9, 2005
    i love to go crazy, so i really toned down on the spider this time, here was my white Italia, i know it drives awesome. haha :

  9. radix

    radix Karting

    Dec 2, 2010
    Looks really nice!

    but, I gotta say I would not be brave enough to put crema in the highest contact areas. I see blue jeans in those pics... my last crema colored leather interior was always getting dye transfer from jeans...might have to adopt a strictly sport coat, khaki and driving glove look for rides in this one !
  10. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 17, 2001
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    Joe Mansion
    I like it except for the wheels. I prefer the sport wheels.
  11. oedipol

    oedipol Karting

    Apr 7, 2012
    #9 oedipol, Apr 27, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012

    I love the combo! in fact i am ordering my italia in the same combo: giallo and crema! nice interior appointments, i esp like the 2 tone alcantara seats !

    You have great taste in car !
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  13. FA007

    FA007 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2012

    Hopefully it doesn't get too dirty, due to the super light color on high contact areas, like the steering wheel. LOL

    Bold man.
  14. henryenzo

    henryenzo Karting

    Jan 16, 2012
    Wow. That is wild. Congrats
  15. Santi

    Santi Formula Junior

    Mar 27, 2009
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    Javier Santiago
    That sure is a custom work, congrats~!!! =)
  16. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Carbon McCoy
    John, that is fantastically unique! Can you tell us the serial number?
  17. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2003
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    Congratulations on a rare 458! That interior is extremely striking! Great color!
  18. RBK

    RBK F1 Rookie

    Jul 27, 2006
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    It seems U.S. cars, for the most part, are red, black, yellow and some types of grey with either black or tan interiors. Outside the U.S. there appears to be more diversity and experimentation. Very interesting and different, good luck and enjoy. Best
  19. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 3, 2006
    Aspen CO 81611
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    Nice car.

    I hate you just like I hate all the other 458 Spider owners cause I am jealous. Glad I got that off my chest.
  20. DavidJames1

    DavidJames1 Formula 3
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    Mar 6, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Just comes up as a blank page for me - don't see any pictures at all. Could you just upload the pictures?

  21. Wildrhino

    Wildrhino Rookie

    Jan 11, 2012
    David, retry using a different browser. Will be quicker than getting him to upload again :)
  22. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 World Champ
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    Congrats - Enjoy in good health. Yellow looks nice.
    Is that medium blue and cream leather interior ?
  23. Ferrari 360 CS

    Ferrari 360 CS F1 Veteran
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    Dec 4, 2004
    Cape Town,SA
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    Stunning 458 spider. I especially like the inteior, a really great combination of colours which works really well.
  24. 612scag

    612scag Formula Junior

    Jan 14, 2010
    What a beauty! Enjoy your car in great health.
  25. mathematics

    mathematics Formula Junior

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    Enjoy her in perfect health.
  26. ferrariKP

    ferrariKP F1 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2004
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    Nice car, Congrats!

    Kudo to a brave heart for interior choice ;)
  27. BlackonBlack

    BlackonBlack Formula Junior

    May 30, 2010
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    It's a beauty.
    Enjoy it.

    How long a wait?
  28. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

    Oct 6, 2008
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    One word: Unique! Okay two actually: lovely! Congrats!!

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