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Offline AshSimmonds

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Full album: http://aussieexotics.com/drivers/thumbnails-476.html

(wanky 3D thingy: http://aussieexotics.com/photo/3d.php?album=476 :p )

Ok, not a proper photoshoot, but may as well kick off a thread for Adelaide 458 shoots - Perth and Sydney get their own. :cool:

mhh picked up his new beast this week, has already put over 1,000km on it, I'll just shut up and post pics.

Comparisons?  Compared to the Lambos I've owned it feels edgier - it lacks that totally planted feel.  OTOH, it is much more agile and feels half the weight.  It is easier and more fun to throw around. The car just feels more honed and better developed. Obviously the gearbox is much quicker. I haven't fully wrung its neck so I'll reserve opinion on the performance but the LP640, Turbo S and the 458 have almost identical acceleration figures and are so quick that you seldom use full power.  Performance is a not issue, IMO.

Looks are subjective so everyone's opinion will differ but the Lambos are old cars and it shows inside the cabin with much more technology in the dash on the 458.  I much prefer the 20" wheels' look over the 18" on the LP640 which is the Lambo's weak point styling-wise.

Comparisons with the Porsche? I haven't driven the Turbo since I picked up the Ferrari but the Porsche is a more subdued look on the road and is a realistic daily driver.  Despite the ease of use of the Ferrari, it is more of a statement and not a car I'd drive to work too often.  If anything, the gearbox in the 458 is smoother at low speed.  With the Porsche, I often drive with the radio/ipod on.  I can't ever see the radio being on in the Ferrari.

Let me put a few more km on the 458 for more useful comments.  At this stage, it is all love. :D

First some shots of the major angles:

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Offline AshSimmonds

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Offline AshSimmonds

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com



Offline AshSimmonds

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
And a few twilight shots (sorry ladies, no Edward).

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Offline 1991 Motoring


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Some amazing shots here Ash! Beautiful colours!

Unbelievable looking car MHH, the best red one I've seen!!!! Enjoy it in good health :)



Offline Last_Ride


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what a great looking car ..... great shots ..... ONCE AGAIN CONGRATS TO MHH FOR THE NEW RIDE
my car does 0-100 in 30 mins

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44014241@N03/



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Yeah nice shots Ash and congrats Mark, Rog MMS'd me a pic a few days ago and it was looking awesome even on a scaled down Mobile Phone screen!



Offline Laminator

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Stunning shots, Ash, and congratulations, Mark.

Can't wait to spot it out and about, scaring children and small animals.



Offline flamestone

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Congrats.

So did you just snap the horse emblem off, or go at it with an angle grinder?   :D



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