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F8 Spotted today

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by peppe siciliano, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Looks mighty fine!!
     
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  2. ipsedixit

    ipsedixit Formula Junior

    Nice looking car.

    But I really wonder. Who buys a Maserati these days? Or do they just give those away as a door prize every time a person buys a Ferrari?
     
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  3. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    For the people wanting an (Italian) SUV or 4-door now, they need to go to Maserati (for a Levante or Quattroporte - or Ghibli if they are on a budget) - that will change soon though...
     
  4. bart12

    bart12 Formula 3

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    I think the f8 and 458 is fighting for the best looking modern midengine ferrari right now.

    The 458 is the car to beat on looks, but the F8 may be the next king. They did everything right on this car.
    Makes me want to have one.
     
  5. rob5819

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    When I need four seats, my wife's Gran Turismo Convertible is pretty great. Pininfarina design, 4.7L Ferrari F136 engine:

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  6. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

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    Proper red too
     
  7. REALZEUS

    REALZEUS F1 Veteran

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    About 5 times the people who buy Ferraris. Maseratis are great motorcars and vastly under-rated.
     
  8. dustman

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  9. FFan5

    FFan5 Karting

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    I feel the same way. However, I'm noticing a trend. I think I might be an every-other model guy. That seems to have happened with a few different cars now.
     
  10. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    great looking car. except the shark fin antenna. i can't stand those.

    not sure who buys maseratis. the GT looks good but drives awful. i guess you get some prestige and basement level prices. i'm amazed they're still in business
     
  11. REALZEUS

    REALZEUS F1 Veteran

    Feb 16, 2011
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    Compared to what? A Ferrari or a 911? Of course it does, it's not a sportscar! Compared to a similar Mercedes or BMW grand tourer though it drives greatly!!!
     
  12. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    Fair point in that the maser is a GT car and not a sportscar. I have not driven comparable mercedes or BMW so I am not qualified to say there. To me the car felt heavy, steering was vague and transmission was a slush box. The rest of the car felt dated. I believe the car came out in 2006 and hasn't been changed much since. I drove a 2016 and it felt ancient. The salesman was farting the entire test drive so that didn't help my impressions any.
     
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  13. REALZEUS

    REALZEUS F1 Veteran

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    Priceless!!! :D Poor bloke, he must have had beans for breakfast...

    Regarding the Maserati GT, it is an old school grand tourer, with an athletic handling (for a GT) and a great Ferrari V8 N/A engine. Not an Evora/911 competitor. Screens and all... what are these things anyway, I even struggle with my "smartphone"... ;)
     
  14. ipsedixit

    ipsedixit Formula Junior

    On the left side of the pond, we have a name for Maserati's.

    "Lemon lawyer meal ticket."
     
  15. REALZEUS

    REALZEUS F1 Veteran

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    Tell them to try BMWs instead. Much more lucrative...
     
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  16. waynelawson

    waynelawson Rookie

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    Is this the first privately owned Uk car? First RHD car I’ve seen also....
     
  17. PTG1

    PTG1 Formula Junior

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    I was told by my dealer they still do not have an allocation yet, somehow I can't quite believe that is possible when this car is already on the road

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  18. waynelawson

    waynelawson Rookie

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    Yeah my dealer said the same thing.. I’m not worried. I’m sure it won’t be long now.
     
  19. peppe siciliano

    peppe siciliano Karting

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    This is a dealer demo in the UK


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  20. PTG1

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