They say that the cars we drive say a lot about us, and nothing says rich and cool louder than a Ferrari. There is really no need to get into details about the thousand-and-one reasons why a Ferrari should be your ultimate dream car. Last week, as usual, we had a chance to test drive a car; only this time it was not just any other car but a Ferrari! Unlike other test drives, this one was unique since the Ferrari that our friends from Kuwait Automobile & Trading Co. had invited us to test was pre-owned. Fatima, a colleague of mine agreed to accompany us to this rare experience. The dealers agreed to lend the car to us for the day and we took off to the highway together with the crew. The car we were going to test was the Ferrari 488 Spider, which is one of the models under the ongoing history of open-top v8 sports cars by Ferrari.
This beast delivers 670 cv at 8,000 rpm with a specific power output of 172 cv/l, maximum torque of 760 Nm in seventh gear and a throttle response time of just 0.8 seconds at 2000 rpm in third gear. The Ferrari 488 Spider has an enticing exterior design with a fully electric retractable metal roof that folds away in 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 30mph. Our test car had been fitted with an optional titanium exhaust to add to its already bold feel. Inside the two seat cockpit, the Ferrari is stylish, with most of the controls such as lights, wipers, indicators, suspension adjustment and starter button and all located on the steering wheel itself, reflecting the style of a Formula One car. The car has two digital screens, can display almost everything from your speed to the navigation and stereo info by switching between the various menus. The separate air-conditioning controls are located in the centre of the dashboard making them very easy to access.
Before I share my experience and verdict on the pre-owned Ferrari 488 Spider, I feel it is important that I share a few facts about Pre-owned Ferrari cars. For a long time, most people have shied away from buying new Ferraris due to the price, while others have their concerns when it comes to buying pre-owned ones. There is a lot to be afraid of when buying a pre-owned vehicle since there are some dealers may sell defective cars to unsuspecting buyers. With Ferrari however, they have stepped in to guarantee their customers that they should have nothing to worry about when they purchase a pre-owned Ferrari car. Apparently, buying a pre-owned Ferrari from their official dealers in Kuwait and other countries has been improved so that customers can enjoy deluxe services and benefits that will guarantee utmost security and peace of mind. Those purchasing Ferraris registered within the last 14 years will now enjoy technical inspection by the skilled Ferrari technicians at Kuwait Automobile & Trading Co, Roadside assistance of up to 24 months; covering the cost of parts and labor for major repairs, a presale preparation of the exterior and interior as well as a 24 month warranty period. To get your mind at ease, a Ferrari Approved car undergoes a hundred and ninety individual checks before being licensed. This is to guarantee the buyer of a maximum Ferrari experience.
My experience with the Ferrari was outstanding. The engine of the car did not disappoint during the test, delivering a blistering performance together with high revs, sharp responsiveness, strong acceleration even at high speeds and my favorite part: The seductive soundtrack which makes the 488 Spider sound exactly like a V8 Ferrari should. The basic driving position of the 488 Spider is comfortable and still offers great visibility for the driver which to me was exceptional given the fact that it is a low and wide mid-engined car. For a pre-owned car, this one was is definitely in a class of its own, and there is not even a tiny flaw in the car’s appearance or performance that would set it apart from a brand new one; in my opinion, driving a pre-owned Ferrari car is just as comfortable and lucrative as riding a brand new one.
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