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Turbo S VS 458 Speciale

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I am getting a bit sick of being treated like a second class citizen by Ferrari owners. Frankly, Ferrari has been chasing Porsche for decades. Have you noticed the Tach is now center stage in Ferraris? Ferraris use to have their engines in the front. The 458 has a 40/60 weight distribution just like the 911 has had for decades. It does not matter where behind the driver the motor is, just the mass at the contact patches. The 458 uses 245s in front and 305s in the rear just like my 2006 C4S.  The new 488 will be Turbocharged. Porsche figured that one out in 1974. Next thing they will be putting the ignition on the left. But the 488 will not beat a contemporary Turbo around a track until it is AWD. It will be fun seeing how they get the front drive off a mid engined car. The FF uses a second transmission! So much for any weight advantage. 


So, 911 owners hold your heads up high. Ferrari owners are just buying a noisy car that looks nice but is usually winds up dated. And the fools spend more money for it!  Yes, occasionally they come up with an automotive masterpiece and the investment is worth it but don't tell that to F50 owners. La Ferrari? Anyone notice that Ferrari will not let the car be instrumented? That it has no Ring time? You think they are a bit worried that it can't take on the 918? 

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To be honest, there's mainly two people who own this calibre of car. People who can afford it and buy it because "Oh look I own a Ferrari" and know nothing about cars, and the people who buy them through appreciation of what they can do.


If it's the former, you'd be wasting your time worrying about their opinions. If it's the latter, everyone appreciates these cars as a whole. I love Porsches, but I adore the engineering that goes into Ferrari's too. And it'll be the same story with people who own Ferrari's that buy them for the love of driving. They'll know a good car when they see one.


Don't worry about it. Enjoy your car and spend time with people who share the same passion :)

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