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post #1 of 6 Old 10-30-2012, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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458 paddle shifters?

Do the 458 paddle shifters move with the steering wheel?

What I think I remember seeing on Top Gear was a 458 with the paddle shifters that moved with the steering wheel and Clarkson didn't like it.

When I check youtube videos, the 458 paddle shifters remain in place regardless of steering wheel movement.

Am I dreaming or what?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-30-2012, 06:21 AM
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The paddle shifters remained in place, regardless or where the position of the steering wheel is.
I believe, in Top Gear, Jeremy was only referring to the left/right signals.

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McLaren's paddles move with the steering wheel, not the Ferrari's. Great for track use, not for street use.

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I have a McLaren and a 458 Spider. Personally, I prefer the shifters that move with the wheel since your hand position relative to the shifters don't move, and your fingers are in place to shift. With the 458 your wheel needs to be in position before your fingers can be.

Ultimately one can get used to either. Being exposed to both regularly I find the McLaren shifters to be more natural for me.
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. I disagree for street use because I pass the wheel through my hands so my hands are always at 3-9 through 2-10 during tighter turns and I always know where the paddles are. Driving on the street with your hands all crossed up makes no sense to me. Different on an F1 car where there is about 1 turn lock to lock.

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That's true of course of passing the wheel through your hands but for the last 90 degrees at least your hands are probably already in position on the wheel. Minor point because for street use it doesn't really matter! It is whatever you get used to using.

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