Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,219
Define "last"? Most any of the standard road cars have the ability to run a very long time. How much maintenance are you willing to carry out during the tenure?
Just as with any car running a Variable Valve timing system, it will become more needy and more expensive as mileage wears on, timing chains, guides and tensioners will need to be replaced, the F1 system will need servicing a couple times, many ball joints, tie rods and control arm bushings, probably a couple sets of wheel bearings...then you have the electronics.
Fundamentally, the cars are fairly stout. Unfortunately, the consumables are very much that and replacements cost a premium.
For example, here in the US, the Maserati QP which tends to see a normal amount of mileage and is built similarly wears and tears a good bit. I routinely write estimates on cars with over 20K, $5k on decent cars and $10k estimates on cars that are neglected.