I didn't mean to diss the 488. Astonishing car, as fast as a Veyron for all practicalities. 'Thrilling' terms of my 430 manual is a subjective thing. One person's thrill is another person's old tech. F512M was rendered very old fashioned by the 550. Dinosaur. It's a car to buy if you're someone like me who drives it occasionally for fun, but in 1997 if you wanted an everyday driver, the 550 would sell many, many more units. And a mid engined V12 nowadays won't be any better than your 488, unless it's a crazy all out hypercar. I guess that's the logic.