Thanks guys. I posted on another forum when I first got it. I sounded like a kid at Christmas, although I think nothing will compare with taking delivery of my now sold 09 Gallardo. Balloon white with black wheels and yellow trim. It's so difficult to recapture that first thrill.
Here's an excerpt from the 458 post:
"...just ridiculous in terms of steering response, beauty, power, ease of use, oversteer thrills, and just plain fun.
...sounds like a chainsaw cutting glass on the downshift. The exhaust smells sort of rich and organic, hot alloys outside and sharp leather treatment inside. A joy for all the senses.
It feels lighter than it is. So agile, almost jittery, but settles over 70mph...."
Doing it again, I would spec no white stitching, racing seats, and other minor differences. I was torn on painting the skirts. That might look better on a low car with dark calipers. Or a yellow car. Carbon fiber replacements are a bargain at about $6k haha.