Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Francisco
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,320
my observation on the 308 GTS
This weekend I was able to drive this fine machine from San Francisco to Infineon then around the hills of Napa/Sonoma and back twice. Awesome is the first thing that comes to mind.
The sound is something we all hear about but hearing it from the inside of the car is quite different. The engine and exhaust hum right behind you and it is SWEET. In 5th gear if you give it some gas the deep howl becomes a deep roar in your left ear.
Other things I noticed. Shifting to 2nd and 4th give you the nice sound on the gated shifter known only to Ferrari. To date I have driven a number of sports cars but Ferrari does have something special. It can't be put into words.
Maybe it is the curves, while driving the 308 you always notice the finder flare on the front left wheel and it brings a smile to you. The car is small and nimble. At 70mph you can get to 90mph effortlessly.
The handling is awesome. In downtown San Francisco when you take a 90 degree right turn it is exciting to give it some gas 1/2 way through as you exit.
In short: This is one badass car.