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Deciding to move from 458 to 600LT

Discussion in 'Sport Series (570S, 540C, 570GT, 600LT)' started by chinaleeexports, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. chinaleeexports

    Jun 2, 2008
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  2. GABRIEL RAMIREZ

    Jul 24, 2019
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    I too just moved to a mclaren. Left behind a very nice 360 Spider and Audi R8. I pick up the car this Wednesday evening and I’m definitely excited. Good luck and good choice
     
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  3. Doctor Mark

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    Dec 14, 2018
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    I had a 458 and currently have a 570S. The Mac is so much better in many ways. The 600LT is even better.The downside is dealer support and parts availabilty.
    Drive the Mac and make a decision.
     
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  4. chinaleeexports

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    Thanks Doc,
    I drove the LT, loved it although felt the 458 was quicker off the line and sound was better with my Capristo exhaust. I have until two more days to make the deal. We shall see if I can pull the trigger or not. Ive been a Ferrari owner for over 30 years..tough decision for me.
     
  5. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Rookie

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    I too am looking to jump from Ferrari to Mclaren into a 570s Spider but just researching and haven't decided yet. What were your factors? A 458 is an epic car and sounds great, we all know the 570 doesn't sound as good so what was it? From my research the 570 pulls like a freight train above 60MPH and runs 10.3 1/4 miles times stock which for the $ is pretty damn impressive. Not to mention the handling. I'm eager to hear your ownership experiences if you have time to share!
     
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  6. Doctor Mark

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    I have been a Ferrari owner since 1974 and still have a Challenge Stradale. The 458 never pushed my buttons and suffered from numerous glitches. It was a 2011. The 570S just felt right and I like the feeling of lightness and direct steering. Never felt the sound of the 458 rivaled my prior V 12 cars or the CS except at “full bore.” Sound of Mac is not great either even with the sports exhaust.
     
  7. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
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    I still have my CS and have Ferraris for 30+ years as well. The 570S is better in every objective and subjective way. After all these years I am putting the CS on the block. The Mac is that good!

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  8. Vince Piacenti

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    I moved from a 360 to a 458 3 years ago and I love it. That having been said I just looked at a 600LT and it makes my 458 look dated. So am also thinking about it.
     
  9. chinaleeexports

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  10. Vince Piacenti

    Aug 6, 2019
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    It is beautiful!!

    I saw one that color at our local dealership and it is amazing. I did not see it though on the Configurator.

    Let us know how you like it
     
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  11. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
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    If your Macca is anything like mine, you are going to love the car as well as the smile it seems to put on your face as well as everyone that you come across.

    I have had Ferraris for 30+ years and they can elicit everything from a thumbs up to a middle finger. The Mac brings universal love and excitement from all ages and sexes. You will also find that Mac owners are just enthusiasts and want to have fun and enjoy their cars...... which is also a pleasant surprise!

    Have fun and be safe!
     
  12. chinaleeexports

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Thanks, looking forward to beginning my Mac journey. Defiantly more unique in my neighborhood compared to the other sports cars. The positive dealership experience was icing on the cake for me. I too have had Ferrari's for 30+ years, starting with my 308 back in 1984, never regretted any of my F cars (ok maybe the 308GT4...) Now i will have to root for Mclaren F1 more but will always support Ferrari F1.
     
  13. chinaleeexports

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  14. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
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  15. BDivine

    BDivine Rookie

    Aug 22, 2019
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    I find this thread very intriguing. At the moment the two cars I am considering are in fact a 458 or a 570S...I'm just so torn on the topic. I've always been a huge Ferrari fan...but I just keep coming back to the McLarens for exactly the reasons some have cited above. I'm also glad to see positive comments about Ogara - that is the dealer I am currently talking to. Any other insights or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    BTW- Congrats on your 600LT- The car looks amazing!
     
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  16. chinaleeexports

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  17. TK600LT

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    Sep 21, 2019
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    I am new to this forum and wanted to chime in having recently purchased a 600LT. I have owned a Ferrari 488 GTB since early 2017 and truly believed Ferrari was the ultimate performance car. I love my 488 and love the way I feel when I drive it. It’s a beautiful and well built car. But In my opinion the Mclaren is much better in every way. The level of performance is outright amazing! I remember the day I purchased my 488, I had shopped for months and had such a romance with the car. The experience was purely emotional. When I visited the Mclaren dealership on the other hand I was totally skeptical. I had heard the normal stories about Mclaren having maintenance issues ... so I really had no intention of purchasing the car. The salesman confidently asserted that the 600LT was much better than all of my other sports cars, twice as good as my 911 and 488GTB! He insisted that I beat on his demo vehicle and if I didn’t love it , no harm done “ just don’t buy it”!! The test drive was exhilarating, gave me goosebumps and for the entire 45 minute drive I was smiling from ear to ear. I bought the car on the spot.

    I will have my Ferrari for many years to come and will always be a fan of the beauty and amazing history of the Ferrari brand. But I am so happy about owning my new 600LT and will forever be grateful to the Mclaren salesman that challenged my preconceived judgments of the Mclaren product. They absolutely have figured out how to extract every ounce of performance from their cars. The 600LT is my new car of choice and I really can’t imagine another car being more balanced and offering a comparable value.
     
  18. BDivine

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    Aug 22, 2019
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    First, thanks to everyone for taking the time to provide your insights and opinions. I'm proud to say that I pulled the trigger and will be taking delivery of a 570S Spider in the next few days. The car felt like home almost immediately during the test drive. As has been said earlier in the thread, O'gara Coach in Beverly Hills has been great to work with. Now on to the waiting...
     
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