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post #76 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
This is a video of the F430 Challenge: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-yUqdS_tw...h=fifth%20gear

Oh wow that thing just looks so mean. If I owned a F430 (big if) I would be seeing if I could get ahold of a similar body panel kit from ferrari similar to the Challenge. Even the wheels are great.

First time I saw the 360 Stradale was an Italian restaurant owner's car in the SoHo area and left my jaw open.
post #77 of 181
Z, I can understand where Ferrari is coming from, but in all honesty, the 599 is much less of a GT car than the 575 was. The 575 truly was a grand GT car, with its sweeping long hood and its massive V12, and enough room behind the driver / trunk for all the fitted luggage you’ll need to make a grand driving tour of Europe. Whereas the 599 is a GP car: stout, vicious and wholly lacking in any unnecessary room. It’s a car that designed to go from street to track to street again without any problems. The 575 wasn’t designed for that. Nor is the 612 for that matter (plus it’s a 2+2, hardly the ideal track car). It’s fine that Ferrari did away with 2 GT cars in their lineup and instead opted for a 2+2 GT and a GP car, but as long as they were making a GP car, why couldn’t they make it mid-engine, the way it’s supposed to be? Jon.
post #78 of 181
It speaks volumes about the SF when I note that there hasn't been a single comment along the lines of "my Mustang GT/Saleen/Blah-blah does 0-60 is faster than . . ."
post #79 of 181
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
It speaks volumes about the SF when I note that there hasn't been a single comment along the lines of "my Mustang GT/Saleen/Blah-blah does 0-60 is faster than . . ."

LOL!
Well, any old buffoon can stick a huge engine in a live-axled old codgermobile and make it go fast. But zip's new flash ride is balanced and apparently can take corners
Plus look at all that beautifully stitched dead cow epidermis inside.
post #80 of 181
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haha, I got leather headliner and rear shelf too. The whole interior is leather except for some carbon fiber bits. The smell is really nice And yes, it takes corners very nicely
post #81 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
haha, I got leather headliner and rear shelf too. The whole interior is leather except for some carbon fiber bits. The smell is really nice And yes, it takes corners very nicely

Probably smells like the souvenir shops back home in Limassol - well, minus the cigarette smoke (unless you are a smoker)
post #82 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
haha, I got leather headliner and rear shelf too. The whole interior is leather except for some carbon fiber bits. The smell is really nice And yes, it takes corners very nicely

Just give me 10 years man... and I'll have a cooler car
post #83 of 181
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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Just give me 10 years man... and I'll have a cooler car

I don't know, I'm a pretty knowledgeable car guy (granted, Z beats me senselessly when it comes to Ferrari's...) and I personally think the F430 is the best car Ferrari makes, indeed the coolest car Ferrari makes, and is actually the "˜truest' Ferrari made today, its both a road car that can be raced, just like the company itself: Enzo built road cars to finance the race team, thus the F430 is a road car, but it can always go to the track and race like a bat out of hell.

And no, I don't think the Enzo is cooler than the F430.

Jon.
post #84 of 181
Perhaps a vintage one like a practical 250GTE.
post #85 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
And yes, it takes corners very nicely

But until you put it on a track, you'll only know it can corner from what you've seen on Top Gear. Get it out there, man!
post #86 of 181
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Originally Posted by briancl
But until you put it on a track, you'll only know it can corner from what you've seen on Top Gear. Get it out there, man!

Don't tempt him! Damn it! He has to break it in first. Sigh...

Jon.
post #87 of 181
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Don't tempt him! Damn it! He has to break it in first. Sigh...

Jon.

I don't understand how it could be possible to own the car for this long and not have broken it in yet. What is the break-in period, 1200 miles?
post #88 of 181
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Originally Posted by briancl
I don't understand how it could be possible to own the car for this long and not have broken it in yet. What is the break-in period, 1200 miles?

How long has he owned the car? Plus I think he spends most of the time in the city, thus no driving. How many miles do you think the average Ferrari owner put son their cars anyways? I bet you it's a hell of a lot less than 12,000.

Jon.
post #89 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
haha, I got leather headliner and rear shelf too. The whole interior is leather except for some carbon fiber bits. The smell is really nice And yes, it takes corners very nicely

Like being INSIDE a cow, eh! Now that's luxury!!
post #90 of 181
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Originally Posted by visionology
Oh wow that thing just looks so mean. If I owned a F430 (big if) I would be seeing if I could get ahold of a similar body panel kit from ferrari similar to the Challenge. Even the wheels are great.

First time I saw the 360 Stradale was an Italian restaurant owner's car in the SoHo area and left my jaw open.


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