Speciale Seats

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by twist-a-grip, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. KK11

    KK11 Rookie

    Dec 10, 2013
    Isn't weight reduction the reason (I know , very little, but still...) why the 458S has the alcantara 3D fabric seat specification? Besides that, I really like the seat. Your back sweats much less than in a full alcantara seat.
    Keep the car as original as possible....
  2. MatthewNunez

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    Aug 3, 2016
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    I paid $15k for mine. You can find them in a variety of color combos pull the trigger the seats are out there.
  3. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
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    The 3D look more sporty imo, leather more do look more classy ...:D

    Yes you can find a few sets ... but at (imo) ridiculous prices ...
  4. bart12

    bart12 Formula 3

    Nov 6, 2008
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    MD Leo
    If I still had my SCUD, I would have bought that.
  5. tsang85

    tsang85 Formula Junior

    Mar 5, 2004
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  6. RichardCH

    RichardCH F1 Rookie
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    getting the Seats re upholstered in Leather shouldn't cost you more than 2-3k, surely the simplest solution
  7. Scraggy

    Scraggy Formula 3
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  8. bh74

    bh74 Rookie

    Feb 2, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    I also dislike the fabric seats, just looks horrible. I love the race seats.
  9. Nelsonc275

    Nelsonc275 Formula 3

    Sep 27, 2013
    +1 I really don't like the lines on them. The material really doesn't bother me too much.
  10. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
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    My favorite also, pitty that they are not in my 458 ... :D
  11. Gene-O

    Gene-O Karting
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    Mar 10, 2015
    That looks like some kind of Transformer or Marvel Comics dinosaur skeleton breast plate. But to each his own. I love my non-leather seats. Very comfortable. They breath. And they don't get so hot in the sun.
  12. bobbyd

    bobbyd Formula Junior

    Nov 17, 2003
    It's all a matter of taste. Personally I think the 3D seats suit the Speciale really well. Had the leather race seats in my 458 before and they were also nice but I prefer the light weight and low maintenance upholstery on a car like the Speciale.

    Plus I hate conditioning leather.

    To each their own....
  13. Need4Spd

    Need4Spd F1 Veteran
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    Feb 24, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    What makes them "3D"? I mean a 2D seat would have zero thickness!
  14. ohared

    ohared Karting

    Apr 14, 2009
    Has anyone had any experience in getting the carbon 458 seats retrimmed? I have all leather sports seat, the leather has cracked badly and it distracts from the overall look.
    Does Ferrari offer and aftermarket Atelier service, I have sent an email to my local dealer but not had reply yet.

    I have had a quote of UK£4k to get the seats retrimmed with nero leather sides, rosso stitching and nero alcantara centre with rosso stitching from a non-Ferrari auto re-trimmer. I am very concerned if I change them go the non-Ferrari route the will not look OEM.

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