Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,204
Guessing the quick shifts were too much for you?
The stick and F1 are identical transmissions, with the exception of the paddles doing the shifting.
But I understand that using the newer shifting might be a learning curve....not unusual. My first experience went something like that.
I understand the CA [having not driven one] is very smooth, both in manual and auto mode, and just very nice technology, and expecting the 458 not worse, but better.
I'll wait for others...I know a few have driven them.
One other thing to remember: You'll probably not see a stick again in a Ferrari for years to come....current order it towards paddles, dual, dry clutch.
Some of the complaints, and this probably will not concern you as from what I read above, is it doesn't have quite the zing for some...too tame, then again, I read first hand road tests by guys who have 430's as WOW. Traction control and speed/power is nice, and the correct dialing in for mode changes the picture much.
I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for, but only the shifting made you feel, like you were a bit 'off'....guessing.
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