I find this to be the most salient point. The car is very fast as it is. And if speed is your only thrill, then no matter what the performance bump is, you'll never be satisfied.
Well, the last time I actually saw a Ferrari on the road was maybe a year ago. Most cars like that are what we call “garage queens”.The faster your car is, the less you have to prove it 😉
You don't see guys in Ferraris dragging at stop lights 😂
Here in the bourgeois DC suburbs I drive through everyday where 20,000 square foot mansions are the norm I see Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Ford GTs and stuff like that almost everyday.
Hailing (originally) from California, when I owned my company, I lived in Potomac, Md (one of the richest counties in the metro area…including NoVa). I remember some of my associates at work, who also lived in Potomac/Bethesda, use to “brag” about how expensive the housing was. So, one Christmas, while visiting my parents back in Coronado, Ca (if you are familiar), I got a copy of the local newspaper, that listed houses for sale, This was in the early 90’s. The cheapest house in Coronado, at that time, was about $900K…and that was for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath rancher built in the 50’s. Garbage. It’s not the house that’s valuables, but the land. Look at the top 10 most expensive cities to live in….all are in California. All Of them. Not a single mention of the DC or NoVa area. The greater Dc area is affluent, but NOT uber rich. During the last few recesssions I finally realized the housing advantage of the DC area was - The Federal Government doesn’t, or rarely ever has layoffs. Guaranteed income for life. That’s reality. So, when unemployment jumps to 10% in some cities/states….not in the DC area, where the Federal Government is the biggest employer, directly or indirectly. The DC area is, essentially, recessions proof. That;’s what we have, that other areas don;t have.20854 is one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country thanks to Ronald Regan who reduced the "sized" of government while exploding the "cost" of government by creating a massive contractor community. That and all the diplomats. Those are usually the really gross mansions.
The Pineapple Express (weather system, not marijuana strain nor movie named after it) has been making us miserable with some decidedly British weather.
And the car's been great in response. Drives incredibly stably. Preconditioning from the app has been working snappily. The seat/steering wheel heating is really nice when it's cold and wet.
And the automatic wipers have worked great and can be modulated via a stalk - unlike a particular competitor's system.
Allways OPD in standard mode. In winter I'm on studded tires. OPD gives a fantastic control of the car under these circumstances and since I'm used to it, it feels safer than without.