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By Airkuhl
#4400
I decided to replace my Tesla P100D. I really enjoyed that car but didn't feel that keeping something like that for a long time made sense, since the tech moves so fast. I figured my pickup truck would be plenty for me, but it turns out that the urge for a sports car is still in there somewhere.

So this showed up yesterday.
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Went on a ~70 mile drive with the top down. Gonna take a while to adjust but it's a great example of why raw acceleration, while crazy fun, isn't everything. There is something special and distinctive about the experience of driving most F-cars and P-cars that is greater than the sum of it's parts.
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Doggo over in the background couldn't stop sniffing it. Maybe smelled some pasta, I dunno.
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I'd hang this motor on my wall if I could.
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In her new home next to mama's car. Having a blast irritating the shit out of her by saying everything in a silly Italian accent. I'm sure that'll get old after a month or two.
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By ny991
#4410
Sweet! She looks happy in the garage spot. I'm down to just my old Mustang and looking around for something newer to sit next to it. I've got an itch for an F-car too. Nice choice, enjoy.
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By Cuda911
#4418
Wow! A beauty!!!
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By fpena944
#4419
Wow what a gorgeous car!

As loyal as I am to Porsche these Ferraris get my heart racing.

Yes we need audio and video now too!
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By lupo.sk
#4423
I haven’t seen a nicer red Ferrari on this board today! ;)
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By Yossarian
#4465
That's a good looking car. You're going to have some fun in that one.
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By Airkuhl
#4500
Thanks all. I feel like a total douche nozzle driving it, I hope that fades away soon.

In one hour of driving I already got a couple of "nice car!" shouts and one Subie STi that probably broke 120mph to catch up to me and give a thumbs up. No one's flipped me off yet. I'm hoping that car nuts will appreciate the sighting and non-car guys will just think it's a Corvette or something.
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By Airkuhl
#4508
Some asked for sounds. If you want a Ferrari mostly for the sound it makes, this ain't it. Get an older naturally aspirated one. This thing has turbos and a relatively low redline of 7.5K. So it's all about that bass and not so much that high pitched sportbike sound that some of the older ones make. Might get a Capristo system someday but I'll be eating grocery store Ramen for a while after getting this.

Compared to the Tesla though..... :lol:

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By DAVfoto
#4702
Niiice! Enjoy the hell out of the new Portofino!

Looks like a beautiful location to own it too. I'm assuming Wyoming, Colorado or maybe Lake Tahoe region of Cali?
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By Airkuhl
#4796
DAVfoto wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:04 pm Looks like a beautiful location to own it too. I'm assuming Wyoming, Colorado or maybe Lake Tahoe region of Cali?
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By DAVfoto
#4809
Airkuhl wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:38 am
DAVfoto wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:04 pm Looks like a beautiful location to own it too. I'm assuming Wyoming, Colorado or maybe Lake Tahoe region of Cali?
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Dang, I wasn't even close. I'll have to make a trip to Idaho one day! Looks amazing.
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By odurandina
#5335
Your car is gorgeous. Spectacular photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations.
By JustBud
#5339
Man, I hate it when that happens!! Just yesterday I had a guy try to drop off a red Ferrari in front of my house. I had to run him off, it was street sweeping day! I tell ya! :lol:

Congratulations! That's a beautiful automobile.
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By 911Königin
#5393
Red beauty 8-) 8-)
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By terry997
#7003
Awesome.
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By tooloud10
#7584
Man, I can't believe I missed this post! Beautiful car, and it's the right color, too!
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By Airkuhl
#8312
Picked her up from the detailer yesterday. Paint correction, PPF and Ceramic coating.
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By dernflatlander
#8959
Glad it survived the peaceful protests. Absolutely stunning. Enjoy tons of miles of smiles.
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By sh944
#9260
Where the hell do you get that serviced in Idaho?? lol

Beautiful car, I have looked at the California's but just don't have the faith in the service network in KC. The independents here are punks and I don't want to have to haul my car to Dallas to get proper service so I am sticking with Porsches. I'd love to get an F car tho...
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By Airkuhl
#9633
sh944 wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:10 pm Where the hell do you get that serviced in Idaho?? lol

Beautiful car, I have looked at the California's but just don't have the faith in the service network in KC. The independents here are punks and I don't want to have to haul my car to Dallas to get proper service so I am sticking with Porsches. I'd love to get an F car tho...
That's a good question and one I wrestled with for a long time while trying to decide between this or another 911. The nearest Porsche dealer is 1.5 hours away and the nearest Ferrari dealer is 5 hours.

The Ferrari still has 4 more years of warranty and 6 more years of free maintenance. So I decided that once a year, my wife and I will make a road trip out of it. Schedule maintenance on a Friday morning, drive in Thursday evening, stay at some nice hotel, have a fun couple days in the big city and drive home.

Warranty work is a little more complicated. If the car can't be driven, I would need to tow it in. I can do that myself or pay someone ~$1K round trip to do it. No one said owning a sports car is cheap I guess.
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By lupo.sk
#10389
Airkuhl wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:35 pm
sh944 wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:10 pm Where the hell do you get that serviced in Idaho?? lol

Beautiful car, I have looked at the California's but just don't have the faith in the service network in KC. The independents here are punks and I don't want to have to haul my car to Dallas to get proper service so I am sticking with Porsches. I'd love to get an F car tho...
That's a good question and one I wrestled with for a long time while trying to decide between this or another 911. The nearest Porsche dealer is 1.5 hours away and the nearest Ferrari dealer is 5 hours.

The Ferrari still has 4 more years of warranty and 6 more years of free maintenance. So I decided that once a year, my wife and I will make a road trip out of it. Schedule maintenance on a Friday morning, drive in Thursday evening, stay at some nice hotel, have a fun couple days in the big city and drive home.

Warranty work is a little more complicated. If the car can't be driven, I would need to tow it in. I can do that myself or pay someone ~$1K round trip to do it. No one said owning a sports car is cheap I guess.
I bet you own / did more stupid things for $1k than having an F car towed for repair... ;)
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By Airkuhl
#10557
lupo.sk wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:27 am
I bet you own / did more stupid things for $1k than having an F car towed for repair... ;)

The list is long and distinguished. 8-)
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By Airkuhl
#10563
Installed some wheel spacers to fill out the wells a bit more.
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And went on a fun drive this morning.
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By Airkuhl
#16452
Interesting drive, lot's of fun keeping up with the McLaren. It was sunny but with 40+ mph winds and we were deep into wheat farm country, rolling hills and few trees. Tumbleweeds on the straights and carpets of pine needles in the ground in the corners. When you stick a "1" in front of the speed limit, you can feel that wind move you around.
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