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Ferrari Appreciation Thread

With the blessing of management, a discussion and picture thread for those of us who love the creations out of Maranello.

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I know CocheseUGA doesn't care for the 458, but I love it, so....

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Arose from not wanting to take the COTD thread too far off topic.

I didn't use to be a big Ferrari fan until about 4-5 years ago. Huge muscle car guy, but didn't like them beyond a couple of models like the 308 and 575M. Then I started watching Top Gear, and that spurned my interest beyond these shores. When I saw all the gorgeous beauties they made in the 50s and 60s, I fell in love.

IMO they've only made a handful that I find not very good looking at all. I'll probably never own one, but I can lust.

Re: 458. Perhaps I'll come around one day. Just doesn't flow for me right now.
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I would love to read up on the history of the brand. Anyone have recommendations? I only know of the recent models.

I think the 458 is absolutely gorgeous.
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I take that back. the California is not an "ugly" car by any means. it's just, not what I expect to see from Ferrari. that's all.
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Probably my favorite Ferrari. This one sold recently here in DFW for $700,000.
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Where to begin...........

Some of you know my love of Ferraris, namely the front engined/rear driven cars. Two of my favourites would be the 250, namely because of it's rich racing heritage (the Colombo V12 is wonderful to look at and orgasmic to hear), and the 550, because of it's modern-day representation of what a Ferrari should be. I've never really warmed to the mid engined Ferraris, but do very much live the 308/328 series. They still represented the "Italianess" of the marque. After that, and I know many will hate me for this, the mid engined cars became almost too "Japanese" for my tastes.
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Livio De Marchi is the only man who drives a car in Venice. The artist's has sculpted a full size Ferrari F50 boat out of wood. It floats on water, enabling him to drive around the many canals in his home town of Venice, much to the delight of tourists and locals.
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I used to really love the F40, but for some reason lately it's waned. Perhaps to me it's not aged well, or that it was a product of my youth.
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Love the thread guys, and the videos
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I know CocheseUGA doesn't care for the 458, but I love it, so....

Sex on wheels and jaw-dropping performance to boot. I will always have a special place for the F430/Scuderia but the 458 continues to impress me.

With Ferrari now offering 7 year maintenance on new models (excluding the 599) my dream of one day owning a gently used F-car has become more pragmatic.


Ferrari NA launches free seven-year maintenance on back of record sales

By Noah Joseph

There's no question that buying a Ferrari is an expensive proposition. But so is owning one. The cost of insurance, fuel, tires and maintenance can be crushing, but it now becomes much easier, as Ferrari announces a free seven-year maintenance program for newly purchased vehicles.

The program is being launched in markets around the world, and has just been announced for North America. It covers regularly scheduled annual maintenance at the dealership, including labor, replacement parts and lubricants.

That makes it a no-brainer for owners to keep their cars in peak condition, but should also give some peace of mind to future buyers of used Ferraris dating back to this point, knowing that the vehicle has been properly maintained by Ferrari-trained staff. Curiously, however, while the program encompasses the 458 Italia, FF and California, the 599 appears to be left out.

The announcement comes on the back of the most productive and profitable half for Ferrari, whose net profits climbed by nearly a quarter, based on delivery of 11.8 percent more cars than the first half of last year. Follow the jump to read both press releases.
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ferrari. 599. gto.
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Interesting that, with all our talk about Ferrari's today (here and in another thread), no one's mentioned the new FF. Thoughts?
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I know CocheseUGA doesn't care for the 458, but I love it, so....
Add me to the list of people who dislike the 458.
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Interesting that, with all our talk about Ferrari's today (here and in another thread), no one's mentioned the new FF. Thoughts?
FF= F-ckin Fail?

FF looks like the inbred mongoloid offspring of the 612. Do not want.

This photo of the FF interior is borderline sacrilegious

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Interesting that, with all our talk about Ferrari's today (here and in another thread), no one's mentioned the new FF. Thoughts?
I respect the new FF. Good looks, AWD and with a v12 = Lots to like.
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Why did it take this long to start a Ferrari thread?

This should have happened years ago.
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166 mm barchetta. Someone bought me a nice picture book called "50 years of classic sports cars" when I was a kid and this is the first car featured in it. I did pencil drawings of it in art class in high school and it's probably one of the only extravagant cars I would own if I were to win a bazillion dollars. Then I would hire a personal trainer so I could fit in it.

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FF= F-ckin Fail?

FF looks like the inbred mongoloid offspring of the 612. Do not want.

This photo of the FF interior is borderline sacrilegious

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Excellent thread....rented a 360 Modena years ago for my wedding, and I've been hooked ever since.
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F430 Scuderia 16M. One day....

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FF= F-ckin Fail?

FF looks like the inbred mongoloid offspring of the 612. Do not want.

This photo of the FF interior is borderline sacrilegious

Thats a California
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^^ good call.

I don't mind the FF too much. But my outlook has changed since the first time I saw it. It had to do with the video review - that made a real impression on me. I don't have a problem with Ferrari trying for a new market and appeal with that car. And, I think it looks good. It's a Ferrari I'd be proud to get out of. I can't say the same about the California, if I had to get out of one, I feel like I'd have to explain to people why I was driving it. rofl
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I finally saw one of these tonight-in person, for the first time.
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Thats a California
Sorry. That pic was in reference to my post in the other thread regarding my experience in the California. Long afternoon of surgeries.
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I kinda like the new FF, this video bought me over the sound is amazing and i like the music too haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqxOYqK2SVg
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^^ yeah thats the video that did it for me. and watching it a second time, Im even more impressed by it.
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The F50 is my all time favorite Ferrari. It was one of the first road cars to use F1-technology and it shows. Even the interior is drenched in CF to keep weight down...





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Sorry. That pic was in reference to my post in the other thread regarding my experience in the California. Long afternoon of surgeries.
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