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488 New 488 on the block, a lifetime dream becomes a reality

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by skyscorcher, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

    Jun 16, 2017
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    Roberto Zanon
    Hello guys, as I promised on one of my previous threads, I'd do a proper introduction of the car when I had some quality pics. I think these are far from good or artistic but you can take a look of the car, with all the stickers, PPF, painted rims and spacers.

    This car was a dream to me since I was a child, you know the typical case with a room full of posters of Ferraris, and although I was born and raised in Greece, since I have an Italian nationality and many relatives in Italy, I had a strong affinity for Ferrari since a little kid. My father's hometown is very close to Maranello actually. Back in the time I was dead broke, driving a Fiat Punto that I bought with all my savings, but as it turns out, if you work very hard and smart, anything is possible :)

    Anyways, the day I got the car, I could not believe I had it. I was dreaming of this day for the last 2 decades maybe or more :p

    The coincidence with the virus is a very bad one, admittedly, but I thought a new car introduction can always lighten the atmosphere a bit.

    The car is stock so far, and I don't think I'll do much for the time being because I don't want to void the warranty, I was thinking like an exhaust, valve controller and some flashed ECU at some point, but we'll see. For now all I did was do some cosmetic changes, full Avery Dennison PPF and ceramic coating, and some Hill Engineering spacers with 11/14mm setup.

    Enjoy

     
  2. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

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    The tail sticker looks.....interesting.
     
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  3. JohnTz

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    Beautiful car. Drive in in good health. Meyia soo.
     
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  4. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

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    haha know some Greek there huh? Thanks a lot
     
  5. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Stunning photos! Congratulations
     
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  6. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    Congrats, enjoy it.
     
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  7. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

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    Thanks a lot guys. Appreciate it!
     
  8. mdrums

    mdrums Formula Junior

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    Interior photos?
     
  9. docster

    docster Karting
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    Nice! Enjoy... :)
     
  10. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
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    Beautiful car. Congrats, and drive it in good health!
    I'm sure it is well deserved
     
  11. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

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    Thanks a lot guys, will update you with more pics from the interior when I have some. Cheers
     
  12. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

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  13. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    congrats!
     
  14. Natkingcolebasket69

    Rossa Subscribed

    A 488 child dream, how old are u then? That’s an unusual child dream car!


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  15. skyscorcher

    skyscorcher Rookie

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    haha that's a good point. The childhood dream was referred to a Ferrari. The 488 happens to be the contemporary one. Actually now that I think about that, I started to fall in love with Ferraris when I saw this yellow 355 in the "Rock". Absolutely stunning car. I was a teenager back then. I'm 38 by the way :)
     
  16. BKC

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  17. Natkingcolebasket69

    Rossa Subscribed

    Makes more sense!! Enjoy! Stunning car!


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  18. FastFabio

    FastFabio Rookie

    Mar 8, 2020
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    Congrats!

    Exactly the same thing here - life long dream.
    I bought my car, I guess, six weeks ago. I live in Estonia and the car was in Monaco.

    Flew to Nice and drove it there for a weekend a bit under 1000 kilometres. Didn't want to drive it home for 3k so thought I will leave it there and fly back in two weeks and either drive it home or get a truck for it. Well... a week after getting home the pandemic hit and everything closed.

    No my dream car is stuck in France and I'm stuck in Estonia Hopefully things will go for the better soon
     
  19. SVR

    SVR Karting

    Feb 9, 2017
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    Wet and auto (((((
    Maybe it was Lambo or Porsche on your wall? ))
     
  20. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    Mar 18, 2014
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    Ciao Roberto, many congratulations! Enjoy in good health.

    Kindest regards,

    Nuno.
     

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