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    Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Sooooooo having a nice dilemma, do i pick up a 2015 R8 V10+ or get a 2012 Ferrari 458?

    i've had the R8 V8 and also the V10, but wrote off my car last month and pondering what is next!

    I also had a drive of the new R8 2016 and did not fit as the cabin is smaller so that is out.

    Car would not be daily driver and will be used a couple of times a week.

    Any input would be great.

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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Tough choice. I am Gonna say go 458 for something different. BTW your comment on the smaller cabin really concerns me. What do you mean it's smaller? I barely fit in the last one and I am supposed to get the new cab. I am 6'3, you?

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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    I'm 6'6 so have the seat all the way down and right to the back and find the old cabin is very spacious and comfortable. I had the couple, as i did not fit in the cab, seat would not go far enough back for me!

    The new R8 i found it was not as accommodating and after a couple of laps just could not get comfortable,bit less head room also.

    But i would say the new coupe will be around the same as the gen 1 cab, so i'm sure you will be fine.

    what do you also think of the FF, had a look at that also strange backside but great interior?
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    If you've had a V8 and V10, going to a V10+ isn't going to be much different. I love the R8, and bought it over a 458, but in your shoes I'd probably consider the 458. The experience will be different.

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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffnicolson View Post
    I'm 6'6 so have the seat all the way down and right to the back and find the old cabin is very spacious and comfortable. I had the couple, as i did not fit in the cab, seat would not go far enough back for me!

    The new R8 i found it was not as accommodating and after a couple of laps just could not get comfortable,bit less head room also.

    But i would say the new coupe will be around the same as the gen 1 cab, so i'm sure you will be fine.

    what do you also think of the FF, had a look at that also strange backside but great interior?
    Ok cool, will have to definitely sit in one and figure out the "fit". I sold my R8GT and M6 coupe for my FF - love it so much! Best DD on the planet but I agree the look is not for everyone. I still am shocked at the number of compliments I get on the road.
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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    I want a 458 also....but 2012 are still expensive here in the states.
    I believe in Dubai the 458 are probably 40k cheaper.

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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I want a 458 also....but 2012 are still expensive here in the states.
    I believe in Dubai the 458 are probably 40k cheaper.
    Yes Dubai is a lot cheaper for car's defiantly and the running costs also lower with fuel cheaper than beer!
    2012 458 is about $140,000 ish right now.
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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Wow in Canada lowest i find a 2010 33k km at 220$ a 2012 12k km at 270$.

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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Except usability the 458 is better in every way compared to Gen 1 R8
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    Re: Upgrade to 2015 R8 or 2012 458

    Tough call, but I'd go for the 458, it is a Ferrari after all and lets face it, who hasn't dream't of owning one.

    Its surprisingly usable as a daily driver too.
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