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So, boys and girls, it is my turn now.

I drove the car and.........I love it! No doubt now, I am getting one.

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Power obviously is insane, but this is not the most important thing to me. The car feels light and super responsive in a natural, slightly subdued way. Where Italia, is super re-active and slightly unnatural, the Macca just flows. It reminds me a lot of my scud. It's a sweetheart, but unlike the scud, it has a real steering feel, especially at speed. When you push the car on tight backroads, you can feel the car just work with you: a symphony of movement (if you let me hyperventilate for a sec), in a sense that the steering gently tugs at your hands giving you information, but WITHOUT any nervousness (looking at you 458). It all comes together. Tremendous turn-in.

On top of that, i was really worried about the turbos. At low speeds, when moving off at a stoplight, you can feel ever so little a bit of softness, followed by a swelling rush, which can get pretty addictive. The best part, though, is that when you pile into a corner, back off the throttle to load up the front, turn in and jump back on power, there is no delay. The response is Ferrari-like in its immediacy. I am stunned that a turbo can work like that. I had driven Porsche Turbo on the track and I just hated it. I loved the Macca in corners.

The ride is fantastic, but on really sharp stuff it can be a bit crashy, yet it just glides over broken-up pavement.

Sound is great, but Italia's is still significantly better, especially on downshifts.

Ok, these are the first quick impressions. Ill try to write a longer essay when i have time to reflect.

K.
 

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So, boys and girls, it is my turn now.

I drove the car and.........I love it! No doubt now, I am getting one.

SOme detail:

Power obviously is insane, but this is not the most important thing to me. The car feels light and super responsive in a natural, slightly subdued way. Where Italia, is super re-active and slightly unnatural, the Macca just flows. It reminds me a lot of my scud. It's a sweetheart, but unlike the scud, it has a real steering feel, especially at speed. When you push the car on tight backroads, you can feel the car just work with you: a symphony of movement (if you let me hyperventilate for a sec), in a sense that the steering gently tugs at your hands giving you information, but WITHOUT any nervousness (looking at you 458). It all comes together. Tremendous turn-in.

On top of that, i was really worried about the turbos. At low speeds, when moving off at a stoplight, you can feel ever so little a bit of softness, followed by a swelling rush, which can get pretty addictive. The best part, though, is that when you pile into a corner, back off the throttle to load up the front, turn in and jump back on power, there is no delay. The response is Ferrari-like in its immediacy. I am stunned that a turbo can work like that. I had driven Porsche Turbo on the track and I just hated it. I loved the Macca in corners.

The ride is fantastic, but on really sharp stuff it can be a bit crashy, yet it just glides over broken-up pavement.

Sound is great, but Italia's is still significantly better, especially on downshifts.

Ok, these are the first quick impressions. Ill try to write a longer essay when i have time to reflect.

K.
Thats great,i was a little concerned you would find it a little sanitised after the scud,and all you have written about the 458,it is a little crashy and takes a while to get used to it,but to me its not about unsettling the suspension,as the ride stays the same ,its just the carbo tub amplifing the sounds,a bit like hitting a hollow log with a stick !!,im sure someone can come up with a better explanation that that!!!
I think now you will be excommunicated from another forum ,really pleased you like it.
PS .The power IS insane isnt it
 

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Kryzs, great precis to begin with. The steering fooled me to begin with as the lightness seems wrong and then you realise it's accurate, reads your mind and communicates.

Any views on the brakes at low and high speed?

What surprised you?

Like your comparison with the 458
 

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Ha, I knew it!! :)
Nice write up- please share more- sounds like your route at least had some nice corners to explore.
Told you the turbos were the bomb!
 

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Kryzs, great precis to begin with. The steering fooled me to begin with as the lightness seems wrong and then you realise it's accurate, reads your mind and communicates.

Any views on the brakes at low and high speed?

What surprised you?

Like your comparison with the 458
yes,i really love the steering,not quite,but almost like a bike,you just think.In Track mode on a smooth road moving quickly from one side to the other it feels somewhat like a single seater.Hope nobody was watching the loony in that orange car
 

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So, boys and girls, it is my turn now.

I drove the car and.........I love it! No doubt now, I am getting one.

SOme detail:

Power obviously is insane, but this is not the most important thing to me. The car feels light and super responsive in a natural, slightly subdued way. Where Italia, is super re-active and slightly unnatural, the Macca just flows. It reminds me a lot of my scud. It's a sweetheart, but unlike the scud, it has a real steering feel, especially at speed. When you push the car on tight backroads, you can feel the car just work with you: a symphony of movement (if you let me hyperventilate for a sec), in a sense that the steering gently tugs at your hands giving you information, but WITHOUT any nervousness (looking at you 458). It all comes together. Tremendous turn-in.

On top of that, i was really worried about the turbos. At low speeds, when moving off at a stoplight, you can feel ever so little a bit of softness, followed by a swelling rush, which can get pretty addictive. The best part, though, is that when you pile into a corner, back off the throttle to load up the front, turn in and jump back on power, there is no delay. The response is Ferrari-like in its immediacy. I am stunned that a turbo can work like that. I had driven Porsche Turbo on the track and I just hated it. I loved the Macca in corners.

The ride is fantastic, but on really sharp stuff it can be a bit crashy, yet it just glides over broken-up pavement.

Sound is great, but Italia's is still significantly better, especially on downshifts.

Ok, these are the first quick impressions. Ill try to write a longer essay when i have time to reflect.

K.
Where did you drive it?
 

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Kryzs, great precis to begin with. The steering fooled me to begin with as the lightness seems wrong and then you realise it's accurate, reads your mind and communicates.

Any views on the brakes at low and high speed?

What surprised you?

Like your comparison with the 458
Yes, exactly, at slow speeds it is ever so slightly numb (still better than my scud and especially the 458), but it quickly comes into its own when you start moving. I hate numb cars and the Macca is anything but.

The ceramics, slightly grabby and difficult to modulate at slow speeds, but no biggie. I was very worried about how they would work when trail-braking, but no problem at all. Very transparent and I did not have to think about them at all.

One negative surprise is the lack of proper bark on downshifts. Great quality finish inside, especially compared to the early demonstrators last year. Love the quality and the layout. Italia also has great quality (possibly slightly better), but the layout is just tiring.

Oh, the Iris was on!
 

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Another thing, they now list the official US curb weight at 3279 lbs. Slightly more than I would like. With lightweight options you can get it to 3200 lbs.
 

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Great quality finish inside, especially compared to the early demonstrators last year. Love the quality and the layout. Italia also has great quality (possibly slightly better), but the layout is just tiring.
I don't agree. After the exterior styling, the interior quality of recent Ferraris is my biggest turn-off. Look how sloppy the stitching and fitment of carbon trim pieces are here. In some places the leather isn't even pulled taut! And this is on a brand new car in the 3rd year of the product cycle. Not to mention probably about $30K in interior upgrades. That would drive me bonkers.
 

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I don't agree. After the exterior styling, the interior quality of recent Ferraris is my biggest turn-off. Look how sloppy the stitching and fitment of carbon trim pieces are here. In some places the leather isn't even pulled taut! And this is on a brand new car in the 3rd year of the product cycle. Not to mention probably about $30K in interior upgrades. That would drive me bonkers.
It's a fair point. However, the interior has a significantly better feel than the f430. I still think that in overall "luxury" feel it slightly beats the Macca, despite the inconsistent finish.
 

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It's a fair point. However, the interior has a significantly better feel than the f430. I still think that in overall "luxury" feel it slightly beats the Macca, despite the inconsistent finish.
looks like a Transformer vomited to me, but to each his own.
 

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oh I assumed you would be driving the same car as me. not so. what was the spec?
Superlight wheels, standard exhaust, other than that, I have to admit I did not pay too much attention. You can also see the two-tone leather interior.

"Your" car went to Philadelphia for rides.
 

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I don't agree. After the exterior styling, the interior quality of recent Ferraris is my biggest turn-off. Look how sloppy the stitching and fitment of carbon trim pieces are here. In some places the leather isn't even pulled taut! And this is on a brand new car in the 3rd year of the product cycle. Not to mention probably about $30K in interior upgrades. That would drive me bonkers.
I thought aston stitching was bad,but thats really quite crap
 
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