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  1. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Made a stop at Ferrari of Orange County the other day to take a look at these 2 cars...Enjoy!

    There was an Aston Martin DB9 at Crystal Cove this weekend, look in the Southern California section for pictures.
     
  2. vince308

    vince308 Formula 3

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.

    THANKS, a perfect sunday morning for me, waking up with such great pictures.

    greetings, vincent.
     
  3. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

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    great pics Jordan! how did u get into the service bay at FOC?
     
  4. Ferrari0324

    Ferrari0324 F1 Rookie

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    Hey, is that the Sultan of Brunei's car, or one of the others built? Also did they use a v-8 from the F355 in it? Its such a strange car and i would love to know more about it.
     
  5. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

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    Yesss!!! Thanks Jordan. The 575 looks like a supreme bad ass! Been wanting to go check it out. Pretty cool that the FX was there.
     
  6. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Built for the Sultan...Its based off of a 512M and has the flat 12 cyl. engine in it.

    Sean, got into the service bay by scaling the outer wall of the building and actually going in through a service vent in the roof.

    Well...I just asked somebody actually :) They didnt seem to mind!
     
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  8. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ

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    Is that the car from the Marconi Museum?
     
  9. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Yes it is. When I was at FoOC a few months ago they had both F50s from the Marconi in the service bay as well!
     
  10. Kewpie

    Kewpie Formula Junior

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    THANKS, a sleepless saturday night for me, losing sleep over such great pictures.

    greetings, john
     
  11. udalmia

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    Great pictures! Couldn't have asked for a better start to the morning!
     
  12. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
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    Jordan, thanks a lot for sharing the pictures! I especially like the pictures of the FX, as that is a very special car. And you might know that I'm a Tr/512TR/F512M freak, so that will explain it ;)

    One small question: was the car at FoOC for service only, or is it going to be for sale or so?? Is it still owned by the Marconi Museum??
     
  13. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    so that's what a million dollar gearbox looks like...
     
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  15. ryalex

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    I'd like to see a company come out with a GTC-look front bumper for the 550/75; or maybe even a kit for the whole look (external only, with some CF accents for the interior).

    With 550's depreciating so nicely (for buyers, terribly for owners), I think it would be nice to see some more customizing with them.
     
  16. ryalex

    ryalex F1 World Champ
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    Just wanted to add that that wing is GIFRICKINORMOUS!
     
  17. betticat

    betticat Karting

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    what serial number of Ferrari FX, i dont see it perfectly?
    ZFF...............
     
  18. Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross Formula Junior

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    Great job!

    Now, be honest...did they let you drive any of them?
     
  19. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Cool pics - I saw the FX at the Marconi museum 2 weeks ago - Was it at FOC just getting the service?
     
  20. Ferrari Boy

    Ferrari Boy Formula 3

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    Great shots Jordan!

    About 2 months ago I could of swore I saw a F50 under a car cover in the back warehouse, but when I asked them, they said "No, we havn't had a F50 here in at least 6 months," or something like that. I know that that was a lie, because later when I went back with my dad a couple of weeks ago, one of the service men told us that they get them every now and then and at one time had 2 F50's (which turned out being the Marconi cars).

    So I guess because I'm only 13, they didn't know I new about these cars and instead told me that they don't have one. I am almost possitive that I saw the F50 under the cover, it had the front hood shape imprent, and the rear spoiler was more rounded, unlike the F40 which is more straight. So I am a little sad I didn't get to see it, and that the guy lied to me, but I know I'll see one some day.

    -David
     
  21. 4i2fly

    4i2fly Formula 3

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    Great pictures, very nice cars. The 3rd picture from top shows three pedals, which car this picture was taken?

    Thanks,
     
  22. h22gordo

    h22gordo Formula Junior

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    Great pics!
    Stunning cars....both of them!!!
     
  23. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    Damn Jordan those are some nice pics. :D
     
  24. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

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    I still favor the prodrive 550.
     
  25. Andersen

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    A: the car with the three pedals must be the GTC with sec-box.

    Prodrive will release a limited numbers of custumer spec "GTC" versions ...road legal
     
  26. 4i2fly

    4i2fly Formula 3

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    Does the clutch work with F1 gear box? That may be the best combo for the f1 gear box!
     
  27. jordan747_400

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    The pedal shot is indeed from the 575 GTC...It is a sequential gearbox but uses a clutch (similar to the 333sp). However, the driver doesnt need to release the gas when changing gears, thats done automatically apparently.

    Im not sure if the Ferrari FX had a clutch or not...I seriously doubt it.
     
  28. Andersen

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    also having a manual clutch would be optimal on a F1 box, BUT it would probably crash with the hydraulics in the F1 when both driver and computer want to change at different times.
     
  29. SupercarGuru

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    Great pics jordan!!

    -jt
     
  30. Art

    Art Formula Junior

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    Jordan, was the silver Enzo still at FoOC?
     
  31. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    Great pics of two great cars.

    I'd lose that way oversized wing... but other than that, the 575 is stunning.

    But the FX is the one that is most intriguing to me... its really a very modern-looking design... very 512M meets 2000's Ferraris... it would be a great mid-engine V12 replacement for the 550/575, IMO... bringing back the flair of the 512M but with a very different (and very today) look. JMNSHO!
     
  32. ForzaFerrari

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  33. RedEnzo

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    That 575 is a right driver. Why is that in Cali?
     
  34. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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    the 575 is LHD. The FX is RHD because the sultan only has RHD cars...
     
  35. Onlinesys

    Onlinesys Formula Junior

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    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
     
  36. BlueBiturbo

    BlueBiturbo F1 Rookie

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    Awesome Pics!!
    I love the FX exterior but I think somehow the interior is not done beautifully, just using bits and pieces from parts department. They should have done their homework and made a better million dollar special order car.
     
  37. jos

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    I agree with BlueBiturbo, but to me it looks like the FX is missing something. When was this one made?
     
  38. detltu

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    About the FX, was there any engine modifications done or was it the same power as the 512M.
     
  39. ronsupercar

    ronsupercar Formula 3

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    Nice ! Real nice!!
     
  40. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    I don't remember if their was any engine mods.

    The special thing I remember about the FX when I saw it last month, was that it had a $1,000,000 Williams F1 Transmission.
     
  41. -=Nick=-

    -=Nick=- Karting

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    I can't see your pics...
     
  42. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    probably because this thread was 6-7months old before ronsupercar dragged it up.
     
  43. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

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    actually is was a year and a half old :)
     

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