That is almost unbelievable.Yeah, as far as I know, the clutch on the 458 is not serviceable. It's a full trans replacement and it's about $90k to have the dealer do it(guy I know had to have it done). Ouch. Luckily, there seems to be very little evidence that things go wrong with them.
Kevin, that sounds like a ton of fun. I'm jealous. Keep us posted and send pics.I'm in Venice at this time...getting ready to hit the Ferrari factory for a guided tour and track time June 22. Then it's 2 days of driving F cars from Modena down toward Rome on the Mille Miglia route.
I don't know at this time exactly what cars we will have to share (20 cars) but they say 5 different models, so I'm figuring there has to be 458's in the group.
Either way, cannot wait for my first time behind a steering wheel of a prancing horse!
I sat in a Spyder recently Looked pretty awesome to me. I really prefer the 458's hard top way more than the 430 spyder's soft top. Should be a great car.Guys they look GREAT!!!
I'm expecting my 458 Spyder this July.
Very interesting information, I truly wondered in the dual-clutch would become a bit mind numbing after a few months or if the thrill of the all the new technology would ware off sooner, rather than later. It appears that I have my answer, the 458 is a keeper... over a McLaren (not a small item on my dream list, even if I'm still waiting on a new center-seat F1 car). I am glad to hear you are enjoying the new golden child of the Ferrari lineage.I've had my 458 since the winter. To be honest, didn't want to like it that much, as I don't really relate to most Ferrari guys (I'm a Ford guy !). I actually had a deposit on the new McLaren, thinking it would be a bit more purpose driven, and less 'poser-esque'. I got the 458 while on the Mclaren wait list. After several months and lots of fun miles in the 458, have to say I really enjoy it. Actually took my deposit back on the McLaren as prefer the 458. It's a great car, and a nice compliment to my GT.