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    488 GTB Update

    Been a while since I have posted here but I sold my R8 a month ago - absolutely amazing car and will always be fondly remembered...apart from the tech .

    I know this is an R8 forum but I thought I would give an update for those interested - my 488 GTB has been built and a few days away from porting in Brisbane... yes sleeping is hard atm. The Ferrari ordering experience has been amazing, couldn't speak more highly of Ferrari Brisbane - photos below of it at various stages on the production line.

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    Re: 488 GTB Update

    Beautiful car and I've read that the 488 is a beast and some reckon better than the 458 which in itself is pretty impressive. Is it your first Ferrari?

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    Re: 488 GTB Update

    Quote Originally Posted by r8man2k17 View Post
    Beautiful car and I've read that the 488 is a beast and some reckon better than the 458 which in itself is pretty impressive. Is it your first Ferrari?
    Yep, Ferrari virgin. I have driven both the 458 and 488, both are awesome but the performance of the 488 is next level - fastest car I have ever driven.
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    Re: 488 GTB Update

    amazing car... I am sure you will love it.. congrats.
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    Absolutely beautiful car! Congrats and enjoy your new beast!
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    I get my 488 in May but it will have no chance against my TT R8. The thing with Ferrari V8's (if you get an early production date) is you can own them for a year and sell them for the same price. Can't let a free year in a Ferrari go. This will be my fourth Ferrari.

    The experience of driving a Ferrari is very hard to explain, it is all about the feeling it gives you. I drove my 458 and a 650s back to back at brands hatch last year. The 650s was definitely the quicker car but the attack on your senses that the Ferrari gives just makes it the better car to drive.

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    Congrats on the 488! Is the Ferrari buying experience outside of the US just as (IMHO) a pain in the ass as here? Most dealers here in the USA will not let you order a new Ferrari unless you have previously owned at least one (used) Ferrari previously, ideally several. I actually think it is pretty absurd and a turn off that one has to go through such lengths to be able to order a Ferrari.
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    I was one of the first to get the production line photos, they started the program right around the time of my build, great feature and more companies should do it.

    Congrats, the 488 will be a beast.
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    I love that they send you pictures of your car being built .. that is awesome!!

    Your new car is absolutely stunning, it's got to be one of the best looking cars made ... I'm very happy for you ... Congrats !

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    Re: 488 GTB Update

    Quote Originally Posted by PunjabiM3 View Post
    Congrats on the 488! Is the Ferrari buying experience outside of the US just as (IMHO) a pain in the ass as here? Most dealers here in the USA will not let you order a new Ferrari unless you have previously owned at least one (used) Ferrari previously, ideally several. I actually think it is pretty absurd and a turn off that one has to go through such lengths to be able to order a Ferrari.
    Ferrari is definitely a unique company, they take a lot of pride in their cars even after the sale ...
    http://jalopnik.com/ferrari-sent-dea...urr-1627640534
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