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post #1 of 15 Old 10-28-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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ok, got bored again and played around with the aperta wheels on my spider, and it turned out to be a perfect fit.

Basically the aperta wheels, or all the FF wheels will fit much better than the stock 458 or any other 599/612 wheel.
The Aperta rims are the same size front and back as the stock 458 wheels, but with a better 1+cm more aggressive offset in the rear which make it stick out awesome and perfectly flush looking. The GTO spec PSS 315/35/20s were mounted on the aperta so it look fat and donut-like on the spider. If i were to go with these rims, i would put stock 295s or even 305s and it wont rub. Inner wheel well clearance is plentisome, just with 315s, the outer rim might rub over bumps.

a better question is that we can fit lighter 458 rims on the aperta, because stock aperta rims are heavy, i think its the same or even heavier than the stock 458 rims, and definitely weigh more than my HGTE ones.

I wanted GTO rims on my spider but it will force me to use bigger tires like 255s in front which my tire shop doesnt recommend saying it will understeer greatly.
I didnt weigh the Aperta wheels because i dont see my spider with them rims.
but i can definitely see myself in an Aperta!!

i never been in a GTO at full song, but in a aperta it was a religious experience, it feels like a scuderized 599 with a rawness and sound i have never heard anywhere. I never use the F1 cliche, but i think i can forget the F12 and not return the keys on an aperta =)

ok, i just wanna play with all the stock rims, so dont ask me why, pics:




































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post #2 of 15 Old 10-28-2012, 10:05 PM
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John- I would put GTO wheels and tires on the Aperta. They fit a 599 fine and should work perfectly on the Aperta. Since you already have a GTO engine in the Aperta, might as well give her a little more stiction with bigger wheels and tires.

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Great shots.

Aperta is the way to go!
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John- If you were female, I bet your hair color would change every other week.

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Agree with Taz, GTO rims fit on the Aperta pretty well!


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Agree with Taz, GTO rims fit on the Aperta pretty well!

Wow, they sure do, look amazing
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Wow, they sure do, look amazing
No argument here!

Aperta is by far and above my favorite Ferrari
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Doug- Still carries a silly speed limit with the top installed, though (130 kph/81 mph soft top, or 150 kph/92 mph hard top). Not that our speed limits are as high as the limit, but still....

Guess you only go fast when it is dry, which is fair since someone who owns one has a foul weather car, too. Works for Barchetta owners.

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yea many owners are opting for the carbon hardtops which has a higher 190kmh limit, but let me tell u a little secret, even with the soft top on u can go over 200 or 120mph, sh.........

and that aperta isnt mine, but if it is, i already got the GTO wheels on!


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Doug- Still carries a silly speed limit with the top installed, though (130 kph/81 mph soft top, or 150 kph/92 mph). Not that our speed limits are as high as the limit, but still....

Guess you only go fast when it is dry, which is fair since someone who owns one has a foul weather car, too. Works for Barchetta owners.
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Wow, they sure do, look amazing
Even the car called GTAperta by the owner, have it signed on the back of the car.

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Doug- Still carries a silly speed limit with the top installed, though (130 kph/81 mph soft top, or 150 kph/92 mph). Not that our speed limits are as high as the limit, but still....

Guess you only go fast when it is dry, which is fair since someone who owns one has a foul weather car, too. Works for Barchetta owners.
Terry I have seen a few being tracked - it's sorta weird to see an expensive car topless on the track.

The car has it's quirks - but I think that makes it even more desirable,
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From the image of John's Aperta with the wheels removed, it does not look like the car has the Gen III Brembos fitted to the GTO. The Aperta is set up a bit softer than the GTO, including the F1 Superfast system, and softer springs and smaller anti-roll bar in the rear, so guess they did not think they needed the Gen III brakes.

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But yet locally the aperta costs a whopping 13% more than the GTO! At over US$1 mill!! Pretty crazy if u ask me. The f12 is relatively cheap at $700k with good options.

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From the image of John's Aperta with the wheels removed, it does not look like the car has the Gen III Brembos fitted to the GTO. The Aperta is set up a bit softer than the GTO, including the F1 Superfast system, and softer springs and smaller anti-roll bar in the rear, so guess they did not think they needed the Gen III brakes.
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John- The official word is there are only 80 Apertas, so like Doug said, to me it is the most desirable of the late model Ferraris. With over 300 days of sunshine here, it would be a perfect car for New Mexico. It forgot to rain all of October this year.

Plus, the 398 mm CCMs on the front of the car will still stop her like someone put out an anchor, even if they are not Gen IIIs. I think the Gen IIIs are as much about wear as any increase in stopping power.

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