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Warning! That 458 sound!

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by kandi, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. kandi

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  2. AlfistaPortoghese

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    And there are those who say sound is of little relevance... :p

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  3. Eilig

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    :) :) :) :) yeah, sound doesn't matter. HAHAHA!!!!!!!
     
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  4. ttforcefed

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    sick. novitec?
     
  5. Eilig

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    Sounds like maybe decatted straight pipe
     
  6. ttforcefed

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    U think? Pretty high pitched for a 458. Reminds me of my FF novitec. Either way sounds amazing.


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    Nothing will ever come
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  8. ryalex

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    Says S-Line w straight pipes on owner's IG. @brentruiz_
     
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  9. kandi

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    Thanks. His neighbours must love him for that sound :D
     
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  10. tekaefixe

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    Prefer the 458, too raspy for me, prefer high pitch.
     
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    Except this is a real F1 derived engine;)


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  12. PhilNotHill

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    I have some sound advice. Buy a 458.
     
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    From the F8 Tributo thread

    I had the lucky encounter of following a pista into the office this morning. Definitely louder than a stock 488. However, when a 458 ripped by flat out in the opposite direction it was very clear that not only does that car sound better, but also is much, much louder than the Pista.
     
  14. SoCal to az

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    I’m one of those guys. Sound is part of the overall package. 458 sounds great but I’ll take a f8, 488, pista over one any day of the week and twice on Sunday’s.

    Please carry on with your acoustical love fest.
     
  15. Shadowfax

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    #16 Shadowfax, Aug 2, 2019
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    I'm with you on this. Needless to add while 458 sounds good for what it is, sound-wise (to my ears) it isn't a patch on my .23rs with JCR bi pass - no contest. And then there is the rest of the performance package - which again is no contest/game over. Pista will be the same story there I imagine - no contest/game over. What a 458 owner doesn't know won't hurt them and that's a good thing depending upon individual situations. The worst possible thing to do can be accepting the keys to a Pista or .23rs to drive as that would be seriously painful for a quite while afterward. I would however agree the atmo sound is seductive in its own right vs the turbo but when put up against a superior overall package, which also sounds good turbo'd, sound on its own loses significance in the grand scheme of things. I find it's a bit like having to answer someone asking which is more enjoyable to drive out of the Pista, 2rs and 3rs. Answer is they are all utterly amazing. So many incredible cars to drive now for me it doesn't make sense to drive a car that in comparison is left wanting in the other areas these newer cars are delivering upon. But again what you don't know wont hurt you until such point you find out the reality of the situation. And then, reality bites.
     
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    Now that is nice and natural engine sound.

    Dosen't try to sound like it's revving three times the rpm it actually is. Nothing beats the sound of an engine that is alive and breathing.
     
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  18. Shadowfax

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    #19 Shadowfax, Aug 3, 2019
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    Pretty certain that if the Pista flew past in the opposite direction flat out it would sound like it's drowning out the 458 going flat out and you may not even hear 458 over it unless it had a pipe on it. I think you just need to put things into perspective when comparing one car that's going flat out at full revs vs the other which is not. I've never got the whole 458 fuss with the sound as to my ears whilst it sounds good its not that special in comparison to the other atmos of today that sound way better to most people (perf, 3rs .2 etc).

    The other thing to consider whilst on this whole 458 sound fantasy trip is that if a Pista was going flat out against a 458 going flat out the Pista would smoke the 458 so badly it would probably suck the doors off it as it went past.
     
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  19. Eilig

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    ... double entendre certainly intended! :)
     
  20. AlfistaPortoghese

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    And although difficult for some to grasp, I have extreme respect for your view of the matter, which albeit different from mine, helps me get a clearer picture of the whole matter and helps get things into perspective, namely when you express it the way you always do; like a gentleman.

    Have a great weekend.

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  21. ttforcefed

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    Rather have the better sound and looks over more hp that aren’t usable on the street


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  22. Shadowfax

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    #23 Shadowfax, Aug 3, 2019
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    Fair enough. I'd agree with you on the HP thing. The big horse power is nice and is definitely of an advantage on certain occasion - no question - but it's not essential if the less powered car drives on equal footing and you are on the go through tight corners. Things can even out under those circumstances. That said 458 is now some way back against the newer cars in the handling and suspension stakes so the sound which is a subjective element anyway is really the thin end of the branch for the model now. Even in its heyday I personally never understood all the fuss with its sound particularly in comparison to other atmo's (lambo Porsche etc) which to me sounded better. I think the 12 cyl Ferrari is in a different league altogether there but 458 has quite a tinny sound down low and sounds pretty weak unless its revving its tits off up high. This is where the 488 sounds better to my ears having the more meatier and purposeful note to it on idle and in the lower more usable rev ranges. Both are good but with F8 and Pista stealing the limelight there does seem to be a bit of insecurity going on. Frankly if there is any trade off in sound I doubt any 488 or Pista owner is going to be all that bothered about it even though I do get the whole atmo argument.

    PS. Not sure if the claim of better looks is all that sustainable but to each their own on that one even though it is a nice thought for one to uphold.
     
  23. PhilNotHill

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people like different music. Different people like different Fcar sounds. Best
     
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  24. plastique999

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    I’m with Ttforcefed....sound is top on my list....maybe because I grew up playing the violin and my mother (my teacher) was always on me about perfect pitch.

    To each his own.....

    I find it humorous yet the discussion ad nauseum that a 458 video strikes up, yet again, the tireless debate between the 458 and 488.
    No one even asked about the 488 in this thread.

    Great day to drive my Speciale today...hope 488 and Pista’s don’t stone me.


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