Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Woppum

A little RS review 5 weeks in

215 posts in this topic

Ever thought of a career in photography ?! :coffee:

Haha, very good! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very quick update. I haven't had time to write a proper review sorry!

The car is magnificent in terms of noise, speed, looks and cabin. It drives very well too, much more akin to a go kart than the rs as its short and wide. For what it is it offers a lot of feel too, more than what I expected, not as much as the rs but enough for me to be more than happy. The sharpness of the steering rack makes a fantastic drive, when the car starts to go it seems easy to catch. You really feel at one with the cabin too. A much stiffer chassis and harder seats mean you feel everything, more so than the rs which probably looses some to the over padded seat Porsche give you. The noise! There is nothing like it. Stick it in race mode while cruising down Westbourne grove and scare the sheep in Wales!

The speed you can carry down the country roads is mad. Total madness. The gt3 would bump about and make you feel rather nervous. The 458 floats over every road imperfection and with that engine... Wow!

I am finding a bit of understeer and a lot of squeal . It's been a long time since I have had a car on normal street tyres. You have any advice on this? My only other concerns are how robust is it? Will it last? How will it fair on track and will it cost the earth to run it like I did the rs. Real world concerns, but I suppose that's what you face when you buy a Supercar!

The stereo is also abysmal, so have sent it in for a top notch one, I drive a lot an need my sounds every now and again.

The computer seems fiddly and hard to work. They have come a hell of along way from the 430 but compared to the Germans they are on another planet in this area.

So much attention! Everyone wants to be my friend. Shaking hands at the petrol station, congratulations. People pull up to my open window to say what an amazing car. I get let out of junctions. This is not every now and again. This is every time I have taken it out the garage! Going to have to get used to this.

End of the day the rs achieved so much and in some ways the 458 will never achieve the same. My goal was to get a stylish and good looking car that was fast, luxurious and achieved 80% of the fun the rs did. After 800 miles the car is way beyond my expectations. Once the stereo is in and I ow how t work the computer if I take £ out the picture this must be the perfect sports car!?

Here is a mate pretending its his! ;)

post-1352-137914500762_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really glad it's living up to (or surpassing) your expectations.

I look forward to some updates as time goes on - not so subtle hint! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha, so good seems like I had to say it twice ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you're lovin it and Black was definately the right colour to go for, looks better and better each time you post a picture (hint!), must be a great feeling in real life

Seems the RS is becoming a distant memory.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sold today :(

never even had to adviertise it luckilly a q of people waiting! Shows how special that car was. I'm sure that will not be the case for the Ferrari. That said the car is magnificent and much better for me now than the rs. Trouble is just going to be damage limitation in terms of milage! I'm not having a good start!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:(

End of a chapter Sam, should be remembered for all the good times you've had.

The 458 is the best road going performance car available and I think will become to write another great chapter too mate +++

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

458 every day of the week. We all look back on cars we loved, but time, life and cars move on.+++

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You cannot listen to Radio 1 whilst driving that beast!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wit the old stereo you couldn't listen to anything !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wit the old stereo you couldn't listen to anything !

talking of that, how's the new audio system? +++

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[ATTACH=CONFIG]48960[/ATTACH]

The cockpit!

Nice !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Race when I'm going for a drive, sport when ambling about or motorways. Race Iv very loud! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0