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post #1 of 7 Old 07-11-2015, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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488 GTB test drive

it was with great excitement I drove the 488 yesterday
Not a man to mince words,
The throttle pedal is no longer just a noise pedal, it is a pedal that distorts the laws of time and distance.
The breaks are more than sufficient,
The noise is no 458 speciale, but I didn't expect that either, what it is is a cross between a 458 and a f40 it's clear to hear the turbos spooling up.
But you don't feel the rush like a 40 the power delivery is just linear.
Handling is fantastic, if your going through town, it's lazy soft and comfortable, the very split second you push the time distance pedal, it's sits up like a well trained dog to a whistle.
In summary it's really another step up the ladder yet again, and I am glad I have ordered one.

I drove for two hours, highway, around town and mountain roads, for those who have sat in a car with me, will know it's did get a serious push

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Paul, great that you were able to find out what you ordered !

For you to rave as much is a seal of approval, no doubt. And thanx for letting us know what she is made of. Cannot imagine where this all leads to, IMHO.

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Thanks for the write-up Paul !
I've rocketed off an aircraft carrier many times. The 458 was a very similar experience.
I can't imagine what the 488 must be like, can't wait to find out.

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Great endorsement Paul,

Having had the pleasure/terror of riding shotgun with you, if I had the funds I would buy one just on the strength of your words. Must be some machine. Imagine what the stripped down versions will be like? This successor makes my dream of owning a Speciale Aperta a little more achievable.

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Great endorsement Paul,

Having had the pleasure/terror of riding shotgun with you, if I had the funds I would buy one just on the strength of your words. Must be some machine. Imagine what the stripped down versions will be like? This successor makes my dream of owning a Speciale Aperta a little more achievable.

David.
David the speciale version as and when it arrives I can not imagine.
For now the 488 normale is sublime

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I forgot to say congrats mate!! Come to Melbourne for our GP. I'm driving the 16M around the track in the cavalcade before the race. You can drive and I'll hold the camera. If Seb's sick you might be even able be the stand in. (just show them your Monaco driving videos)

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That sounds like an offer I can't refuse !

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