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  1. ferraripanoz

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    Ferrari is building a 400th Enzo for Caritas, to be auctioned off for proceeds going to the tsunami victims. You can see the full story at http://www.italiaspeed.com/. Does anybody know what color it is going to be?
     
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  3. GianPaolo

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    I don't know what color it will be but i hope they leave the car in Carbon fiber and just clear coat it. :)
     
  4. richard

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    Solid idea. This is perhaps the one time where we can all hope a car sells for much more than it is worth! :)
     
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    Well, this is going a bit overboard isn´t? They should´ve left it at 399.
     
  6. reggie

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    You do realise the money made from the car is going to Tsunami victims ?

    Overboard - what an opinion to have seeing as though this will make a huge difference to people's lives !
     
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    It is for a very good course and Ferrari has done a great job having come up with this brilliant idea to help the unfortunate victims.
    It will be the most famous Enzo ever as the number would be 400/399 which is very unusual.
     
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    This is great!!

    I'm sure the color will be rosso corsa or rosso scuderia.
     
  10. teflon

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    Have you forgotten about the 25+ Maserati MC12s that were/are being built? They are, in effect, Enzos too.

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    I think it's a great idea - there's market demand for Enzos, car building is their specialty, someone will be happy with a new car (with enhanced value as the 400/399 car as mentioned) and a couple hundred or thousand people will benefit from another $million or so.
     
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  13. v15ben

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    Fantastic Idea - I applaude Ferrari on this one.
     
  14. GTE

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    And I also realized that over 4 billion dollars has been raised worldwide. Where would you draw the line? I´m sure Ferrari could sell 10 extra Enzo´s and donate the generated income to the Tsunami-victims. Or even 50.

    There is a reason why Ferrari issued 399 Enzo´s. Then again, Ferrari doesn´t really care about productionnumbers. People who thought the F40 was on a limited productionnumber have learned that the hard way when Ferrari found out they could easily sell more. So they produced more.
     
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    maybe the MC-12 is similar to an Enzo, but its not an Enzo, right? Specially building ONE enzo to help the tsunami victims is a great idea, and I'm sure would be more desirable to most than an MC-12.

    $4billion is a lot, but look what happened over there. $4billion may not be enough--
     
  16. GTE

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    I´m not saying it is enough. How would I even know? I think it´s terrific that Ferrari wants to help out, but surely there are other ways other than to violate the Enzo productionnumber. But thats just me I guess...
     
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    Honestly, who cares if they go over their production number by 1. It's not like their building it to cater to some rich sob, it's for a great cause and it shows the company has a heart.

    I applaud their effort. Sure their are other ways they could accomplish the same thing, but this will be remembered.
     
  18. Chiaro_Slag

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    Kudos for Ferrari for this one. Great gesture on their part.
     
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    I agree 100%




















    It is just you. ;) One extra car is not going to tarnish the value of the Enzo or it's exclusivity. This is a great idea for a very worthy cause and I salute Ferrari for doing it.

    Look at it this way, with at least one of the original 399 burnt to the ground, this new car will just be restoring things back to the way they should be.
     
  20. GTE

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    Ferrari was making a big thing out of producing only 399 Enzo's, not me. Is Ferrari organizing a call back? Since all those emblems of 399 Enzo's have to be replaced.
     
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    They are, in effect, mingin Enzos more like
     
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    I like the idea mentioned above: 400/399, it is a special car. Keep in mind it was originally supposed to be 349.
     
  23. BigTex

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    They made another one, to replace the totalled Houston car as well...plus all those made for show use and crash testing...

    I has a Factory man at a car show admit I was looking at Enzo #402, in other words a Factory Car, when I asked him whose it was!

    This one will be PUBLICLY SOLD car 400/399. I also don't see the harm.
     
  24. GTE

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    The fact of the matter is that Ferrari did make a big deal about putting a limited productionnumber of 399 Enzo's out there on the market. It mattered enough to give every Enzo a tacky emblem, stating there would be just 399 on the market. Why the emblem if you are not going to stick with it?

    I didn't make the fuss about it being 399. But then there's a marketing opportunity (face it, Fiat could easily write a big check for Asia, but who would know?) and Ferrari doesn't hasitate to break away from the 399-number and produces the 400th Enzo.

    Of course, it is no big deal in itself. Like I said, Ferrari could built 10 extra Enzo's and raise even more money for Asia. Why not? Because in a commercial publicity view, just 1 extra Enzo is as effective as 10 Enzo's, so just leave it at 1.

    If Ferrari was honestly looking out for our Asian friends, they would've wrote the check and leave it at that, but no, the commercial side has to be exploited to the fullest, even if that means breaking up a limited productionnumber.

    So, the next time Ferrari sets a maximum productionnumber, don't pay too much attention to it. Ferrari doesn't really care, so why they even bothered to make a big deal out of 399 Enzo's is beyond me.

    I just have a problem with companies going out of their way to make sure that their donations are primarly in their own commercial interest. I would love to see Ferrari donating out of their own interest, but that's not what they are doing right now.
     
  25. lateralus838

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    I understand your view, but Ferrari is also making the point that this disaster is greater than any tradition or car will ever be. By sticking to the 399 number so adamantly and breaking it in this situation, this gesture in itself by Ferrari shows how great they feel this disaster is. This tragedy transcends production numbers, cars, and anything considered even remotely luxurious. I applaud this move.
     
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    It's funny to me that, considering how obsessed you are with the details, you can't put the pieces together.
     
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    Why the symbolism? Why not just write out a check and be done with it?

    Could it be that the symbolism fulfills a publicity-goal? And if so, doesn't that mean that Ferrari (and every other company that acts in the same way) are actually using the tragedy to their own benefit?

    Just an observation.
     
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    Please explain.
     

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