in Cars, Ncars
Wait, a new car you're asking? But don't you have one already?
Well, turns out my F430 is actually 6.5 years old. Yes, really :)
It's served me well, but it was getting a bit old, and some punks with GTRs groceries and baby seats in the back where starting to get faster than I could keep up with.
So, why not a F458 you say? Well, I did drive it on the track, it is a nice car, really, but
1.5 year wait for a convertible. 1.5 years? Really?
I got a custom ordered McLaren Spider in 4 months flat, including a 1 month boat trip from England and trucking across the US from New York.
Well, the McLaren is really a better car than the F458.
Why is it better?
It has better stability control, active brake steering.
It has more power than a F458.
It has independent active geometry for each wheel, keeping wheels flat in turns. This is a big deal, see the picture of why my tires get shredded sideways on my F430 in just one track day:
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the new car:
Look at the left wheel not on the track. That's bad :)
Storage space is limited, even less than the F430
I'll be honest, the entertainment system is a custom designed thing on top of Windows CE, and it's far from good or finished. The car itself however has been quite good so far :)
Ah yes, the numbers: 3.8L V8 twin turbo with 25 to 28psi of boost (!), giving a nice 616hp. 204mph top speed for the convertible and 0-60 in 3.1sec. The DSG gearbox is nothing short of amazing.