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550 WSR !

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Doody, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    i couldn't find the semi-recent thread on this topic (maybe it was on the old board) so i'll just start a new one. i've literally never run across one of these before (online or irl) and stumbled on this today - thought i'd share.

    http://www.racecarnewmedia.com/mht/Detail.asp?VehicleID=11

    doody.
     
  2. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    and one other pic. a couple more on the site, fwiw.

    doody.
     
  3. JOEV

    JOEV F1 Rookie

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    Thanks Doody. After seeing the previous thread, I spent quite a bit of time looking for pics of the car, with no luck. I think the problem was that I was looking for "550 Limited Edition" because I think someone said that's what it was called. At least now I know what to search for.
     
  4. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

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    Looks awesome. I like the NAV screen in front of the shifter
     
  5. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    Joe V: yeah, me too. i was probably searching for something similar to what you were searching for. i actually stumbled on this searching for pictures of 250GT-style rear shelves. totally random.

    Enzo: hey - that is neat! hadn't noticed it before.

    doody.
     
  6. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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  7. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    I can't believe it. The link I gave was censored because the dealerships name is d.i.c.k. Ido not know if this will come out so please substitute the stars with the letters in brackets. THis is a legitimate name in England ...

    (D)ee , A(I), (C), (K)ay
     
  8. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

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    Hey Doody,
    I was wondering if you could explain more about this special 550. I have never heard of it, maybe cause I am still learning, but was wondering what the differences are between a basic 550 and this 550 WSR. Is there any? Thanks for helping me learn!! :)

    ~Mike P.
     
  9. rob lay

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    LOL, opps, I guess that's the downside of a censor, I think I'll remove that word. Too many Dick's on here. :)
     
  10. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

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    Doody,

    Thanks for finding them. They were very interesting articles!! I wonder if any F-Chat memebers are a part of the P1 club they talked about. I wish I was one of the luck 250, its kind of hard to afford $20,000 being a college kid. :(

    ~Mike P.
     
  11. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    Speaking of too many dicks .. it reminds me of a short story in the UK FOC magazine where if I remeber correctly, a member took his car to a Fete. Soon enough a people gathered and were asking all sorts of questions. One guy said " I bet you attract a lot of babes with this car !" to which the response was " I don't know about babes but I sure attract a lot of guys" pointing at the all male crowd that had gathered :D
     
  12. DJW

    DJW Karting

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    FYI rollbar option on my euro:
     
  13. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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    There are 33 cars made of this type, 10 RHD. they are all in the same color, titanium over red. They have a leather rollcage. Only have one s/n of those yet, 32 to go, anybody else?
     
  14. bobafett

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    DJW: Looks ROCKIN awesome.

    --Dan
     
  15. A.D.K.

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    Someone asked in the original thread what mods where done to the 550 record?
    The ones I remeber from watching on Motorweek or some such when they did a little story on it.
    Where safety equipment roll hoop /cage, a racing styled fuel cell and re-fueling rig, and on board tyre pressure monitor's and tyre temp. sensor's.
    And that's it no other mods where done to the car. And unlike some so-called high performance cars when doing high speed run's. for the record's.
    The 550 ran without having any problem's like say springing a major water leak from the engine after making some high speed run's for Motor Trend and their top speed shootouts.
    Like a Viper and a Lambo (IRCR on the Lambo) in their test and being done for the rest of the testing.

    Yours Humbly,

    Andy K.
     
  16. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Nice ride - What does WSR stand for?

    I also keep seeing fwiw - What is that code for?

    thanks
     
  17. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX F1 World Champ
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    WSR = World Speed Record

    FWIW = For What It's Worth
     
  18. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Thanks Mark.
     
  19. Boxer 512

    Boxer 512 Formula Junior
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    I have all 33 S/n's ?

    Interested ?

    Seb
     

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