Hi Dave, I picked up the 458 from ebay via china ($155 with free post). there was some the week before that i just missed for $95+ post from the US! Bargain! They normally go $160+ post and are impossible to find. The 458's are limited to 15 000 but i tihnk thats all colours combined - theres black and yellow in the elite as well, with a red with black roof and red seats coming out late this year/early 2012... as well as an elite spider due early next year
btw the 458 elite is a very very good model. its as solid as say a CC supercar. quite a heavy model thats been well built. only let down is the wheels look a little dodgey - to big? but looks ok on display. Plus the the windscreens/windows are a bit flimsy (and the dodgey exhausts) - OTHERWISE (lol) its a very very good model. Bit of a step up from the F430.
Which r8 spyder are you going to get? Theres a red and grey one due out soon/this month. i was going to get the red one as it comes with the correct LED lights, attachable convertible roof, and 5 spoke wheels, but i've got too much red so went for the white.