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i was working at the ferrari dealer today and had a chance to talk with a tech and the first thing i mention was guide wear. well he acted like what the hell is that and he said not on these cars which i thought some ferrari's did? the only thing he told me was make sure i use a really good oil. i told him i had a z. i also took notice some fairly new ferrari's had a little blue smoke on start up and the oldest ferrari they had was a 09. i'm going to pick up some 0-30 german castrol.
You guys are very funny. My 05 F430 has over 18K on it and I drive it all the time. The newer models with chain driven cam will run for a very long time and need a $1K service each year and $3K every 3.
There are plenty of Vetts that sit in the garage driven only on the right sunny days.
I will not argue that the Ferrari can get very expensive to fix if something big goes wrong, but it is well worth the price of admission.
I am very happy with my 2012 Z07 though, which is my first Vett and have put 6K on it since getting it in April. It's a mighty fine car, but it aint no Ferrari ........Steve
Then you drove one with something wrong with it. I've gotten to drive several and they were anything but slow in any rpm range. I didn't know a 483hp Ferrari was comparable to a 150hp Honda in ANY aspect.
It was the flappy paddle gearbox, i hated it. The honda feeling was just the fact to feel fast you had to rev the **** out of it. It was at a high end dealership being sold so I dont know if there was somethign wrong with it. I took it 0-120 or so and after about 45 mph or so it started to feel nice full beans.
nope... unless you were in the upper RPM it felt like a turd. Remind me of a honda.
granted it was fantastic otherwise but no power down low and that transmission jerked like a mother
Both the Z and F do the same thing just in a different way. The Z is a loafer with lots of torque and that can be fun. The Ferrari is a pure HP engine and needs/wants to be spun up and that also can be a lot of fun.
The throttle response on the F car kills the Z and head to head aint no slower. As for the transmission I like the F1 bump in the *** each time you flick upshift at redline. It makes me happy. Might have been something wrong with the one you were in since I find the F1 to work very well........Steve