my wait is finally over...

Discussion in '458 Italia/488' started by bkhko, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. bkhko

    bkhko Formula Junior

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    #1 bkhko, Apr 18, 2012
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    my new toy finally arrived at the dealers workshop on monday, and now looking at a 7-9 day prep time. hopefully they'll be able to speed up the pdi and i can get my hands on it by the weekend!

    here are some iphone snaps from the workshop...

    5 more sleeps! (hopefully)
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  2. V-Spec

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    Love the colour. Something from the unusual. Stunning!

    The first picture looks a bit like matte silver at quick glance (which isn't obviously) :)
     
  3. sanchezdds

    sanchezdds Formula Junior

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    That is a spectacular car! How are you going to sleep these next few days? I think Insomnia is going to kick in for you? Enjoy in good health.
     
  4. JazzyO

    JazzyO F1 World Champ

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    Very, very nice. Congrats!


    Onno
     
  5. oedipol

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    congratulations ! nice looking car!! btw, how long did u wait ? I just put my deposit down and they said it's 1 and a half years!
     
  6. stevel48

    stevel48 Formula 3

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    A beauty. What does the dealer do for prep? I would be chomping at the bit to take delivery day 1.
     
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  8. pride355

    pride355 Formula Junior

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    Awesome!! But I'm biased ;)
    Standart Alum. trim goes perfectly with the exterior color.
     
  9. abz

    abz Formula 3

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    Beautiful. Looks like Grigio Titanio? Congratulations and enjoy!!
     
  10. racerdj

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    Congratulations! Another 458 dream!
     
  11. bkhko

    bkhko Formula Junior

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    Indeed it's grigio titano on nero race seats with the standard aluminum trim inside. Think it breaks up the Nero interior nicely and does go well with the exterior.

    Not sure what's done in the pre delivery prep but I'll be sure to be hounding them everyday to speed it up!

    It's been a long time in the making have lost count of the days waiting, and now have only a few more sleepless nights to go!
     
  12. Meb10

    Meb10 Karting

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    Very nice but I am biased as well as mines is titanio!

    My car arrived on a thursday morning at the dealer and I drove away on the friday afternoon - they did a great job of getting it ready. I was told they take it on a run for near 20 miles and do a set amount of braking from certain speeds to get the brakes bedded in or checked, not sure.
     
  13. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie
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    Really, really nice! Titanio just makes the 458 lines sing! Drive her in the best of health. I'm sure that you'll have a constant smile on your face...
     
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  15. TheMayor

    TheMayor Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Wow that came out fantastic! I love the rear grill and the interior is perfect.

    If I see this on the streets of HK, now I'll know it's you! Have a great time with it, even thought driving in HK has it's "traffic" issues! :)
     
  16. TheMayor

    TheMayor Five Time F1 World Champ
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    I've seen the dealer prep check list. It's over an inch thick! There's all kinds of numbers, notes, and read outs and things marked in it from the technicians, not to mention final cleaning and detailing. Usually 3 to 4 days is about right.
     
  17. Koizu

    Koizu Karting

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    It looks great! Congrats.
     
  18. mkultra

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    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

    the challenge grill looks great and nice color combo! always nice to see a non red Ferrari!
     
  19. Ozan Ozkural

    Ozan Ozkural Karting

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    Congrats! Cant wait until i open a similar post!!
     
  20. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie
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    Congrats !

    Beautiful car, enjoy !

    cheers,

    Bill
     
  21. Jdriver

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    Fantastic color combo congratulations and may you have many many miles of enjoyment from it. My 458 has a July build so I'm living through everyone that has just received their dream car. Have fun and keep us posted on your enjoyment!
    All the best!
     
  22. jacinto jardine

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    fantastic combination and beautifuly enhanced with the CF grill and race seats. How good does your Italia look...wow!!

    Only a few more days to go...I remember visiting my dealer every day when it arrived to see what prep stage they were at, make sure you accompany the mechanic on the pre-delivery road test, this is where they check at the vitals, steering, bedding in brakes, gearbox/shifting, instruments etc, they go over everything and for me was quite a special experience adding to the anticipation.

    Have a great time with her!
     
  23. mathematics

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    WOW!!!
    Mate, your 458 is simply gorgeous. I seriously love everything on your build.
    Congrats!
     
  24. bkhko

    bkhko Formula Junior

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    Thanks again everyone for the compliments! Will post more pics as soon as I can. Been having some crummy weather around here recently, so hopefully it clears up soon!
     
  25. TheMayor

    TheMayor Five Time F1 World Champ
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    You deserve it, man! Now, take that thing out on the town this weekend! She looks beautiful.
     
  26. ktm

    ktm Formula Junior

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    That is a beautiful car. I nearly went Grigio Silverstone but didn't like how dark it got on dull days, that colour solves the problem, that or Grigio Ferro for my next one, I love the carbon fibre interiors on the 458 but with that colour the standard looks so right. well done on a great looking car.
     
  27. wang

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    Very very nice!!! Congrats :D
     

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