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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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The Lambo's problem wasn't impracticality - I liked that it was weird - its problem is that it feels old. I'm expecting a much sportier, faster, more fun car all round. We'll see. :)

the 640 felt old??? really?

The 458 has a super quick steering rack, and ALL the modern Lambos have crap feeling steering IMO... so I guess you'll really notice, and appreciate, the 458 for that alone.

Also, the 458 has lovely front guards that you can see from the driving position, which hark back to cars like Dino and 308 and older 60's stuff too... really help you place the car on the road, and encourage sporty driving/lines around corners etc.

Offline mhh

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the 640 felt old??? really?

You're surprised? The chassis is as old as the hills and after driving double clutch gearboxes, the e- gear feels slow and clunky. The interior is little more than an updated Diablo with an aftermarket stereo/nav, no ESP etc. The steering was fine in terms of feel and rack ratio (better than the Gallardo) but with very strong self- centering and heavy to throw the car around.

But I still loved the look, sound and power of the car and would probably still have it if the kms weren't getting up a bit.     

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