The New Ferrari 488GTB – What We Think

My initial response when seeing a car like this is wow, it looks like more of a F1 or race-car than a supercar, and looks like it shouldn’t be road legal (but obviously it is.) Ferrari haven’t had a “wow” car in a few years now. Lambo and Aston Martin both have had their “wows” in the last 24 months with Aston creating the DB10 and Lambo the Huracana. This is Ferrari’s answer to those.

As you can see from the image below the supercar really does live up to the build up. In its classic Red it dominated the conference and there have already been 500+ pre-orders for this monster, even though the pricetag isn’t officially released to the public yet, it is estimated to be around £240,000! About 80k more than most Ferrari models nowadays. This will also likely be non-mass produced, meaning if you want one you need to get in early!

Ferrari 488GTB

The video below gives you another review and overview of what to expect from this machine.

Ferrari 488 GTB InteriorThe Interior

The interior looks all but the same, although there is a small change in the number of “gadget” you receive when you purchase one of these cars. The number is closer to zero! Ferrari have made a consious effort of less is more with this car. More power of course but everything else has been reduced, making you feel closer to the road and on the edge! The price of the supercar is said to be above the 458 price which is currently set to around £150,000-£200,000! So our estimates would be in the quarter of a million mark! That’s a lot of money for a car but as always Ferrari should come through.

Ferrari Hire - California ModelThe only issue we had with the car is that its not all that different to the other Ferrari models, sure it looks a lot different but under the bonnet it is pretty much the same as your California (pictured right), that means for close to 100k less you could pick up a Ferrari California…. Although I do think this car looks amazing, personally I don’t think this is the best one to come out of Ferrari. Also due to the price tag I doubt many rental agencies will be able to afford it, meaning you won’t see many around for a long time to come.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or comments feel free to ask below.

TJ.

The Most Modern Supercar – For Charity?

One of the most raved about, modern supercars is being offered to the market with all profits going to charity. This is what the Aston Martin DB10 is currently doing. This is the feature supercar from the James Bond movie Spectre, which was seen by millions of people worldwide, with the car being one of the focal points of conversation for all movie go-ers!

The Aston martin DB10 was originally only being offered to 10 individuals a huge price tag, but now it seems Aston are going to allow the car to go to a charity auction according to digital trends magazine. It’s clear the car is a beautiful piece of art almost and the specs are nothing far from spectacular with Aston themselves saying they’d like this to be the future of the company and how they see all cars and updates moving in this direction from now on. Which we are okay with!

Aston Martin DB10

The issue is that you are likely to never even see one of these in real life, even if you live in the supercar capital of the world, such as Dubai. Only 10 were officially sold for a price tag of 10 million pounds. And of these 10 most will not be used on a day to day basis as you would expect if you paid a million pounds + for any item! The thing that bugs us the most is that aston martin rental agencies still won’t be able to offer anything close, sure the insurance alone would kill the idea but it would still be nice to pay £500 for a drive in this monster! But I fear we will never even be able to touch this beauty.

But although we are sad this is the cases we are excited about the future of Aston Martin. Unlike Ferrari and Maserati, the Aston Martin brand has been growing steadily for years, even growing in sales through the 08/09 recession. In 2016 and beyond we hope to see this great car maker continue the good work!

Supecar Auto Financing – Take a Look

1dfce858ae02f8ab302b932c1f4b5335The assumption that supercars are for the rich and the famous has been written off with maintenance cost dwindling if you follow a few useful tips. There is no doubt that supercars are an expensive investment. For some, it is a hobby and for yet others it is a passion. Whatever may be the reason for buying supercars it is an expensive proposition. Owners of supercar will start to relate everything to the car. In simple words, the car is not expensive whatever is related to the car becomes less expensive.

Maintenance issues crop up in every car, and they do cost money, the only different is that expensive cars come with high maintenance cost, but it is relevant to the vehicle. Every car comes with maintenance cost. But there is a difference between what you have to do and what you should do. No, both are not the same. It is similar to suggested maintenance that can be skipped and necessarily required maintenance that has to be done. The easier way to master the art is to keep a maintenance budget of say $2,000 every year. There is no need to spend all the amount, and if you have anything left, you can carry over to the next year. It can give you a cushion for more maintenance as the years go.

Instead of opting for authorized service centres, check out aftermarket shops to save some money. But some people who have bought brand new cars prefer to go to authorized service centres despite being expensive. Remember you can find cheaper stuff in aftermarket shops without having to compromise on the quality. While buying a car research and your car value can appreciate. Know where to put your money it is more like the stock market. Choose the right time to buy the car and it can double when you are planning to sell it.

Supercars are not delicate. If a problem with the engine occurs, there is no need to replace the complete engine. There are alternative and repairs can be done in blocks. Moreover, these cars are not as fragile as it is projected. Whenever there are small repairs and if you are good at repairs do not hesitate to try out your hand at it. At service shops, the hourly rates are higher. If you have a do-it-yourself knowledge, go ahead and get it up.

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