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575s in the wet?

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Cavallini, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Cavallini

    Cavallini Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Greetings, Tifosi. I'd like to tap into your wealth of experience concerning the 575's abilities and tendencies in the wet- rain and snow/slush.

    With Ferrari's intracontinental trek to Russia and back well underway, they must be doing something with the recent models to make them all-weather autos. Whether owners use them that way or not is another topic altogether.

    Your insights are greatly appreciated.


    Forza,


    Cavallini
     
  2. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    Ferraris do well in the rain. The only limiting factor is the owner/driver.
     
  3. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    We get a lot of rain here in the Pacific Northwest. 575/550/360/355 do not have any problems in the wet on our extended club drives.

    I haven't seen any older Ferraris having problems in the rain either. Other than water leaking from soft tops or window gaps.
     
  4. Cavallini

    Cavallini Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Excellent to hear. Many thanks,


    Cavallini
     
  5. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    So long as you aren't an idiot, the 550 is very competent at high speeds in the wet, even on older / balder tires.

    i can't speak for torrential downpour or snow...

    --Dan
     
  6. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    damn, i'm excluded again!

    :)

    doody.
     
  7. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Funny how you caught that before he deleted it. :p
     
  8. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ

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    I think with all the traction control and excellent balance the modern Ferrari's are all fine in the wet.
     
  9. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I can say they are even more exciting ..
     
  10. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Forget the idiot part - has your car ever seen water other than from the spout of a bottle of Evian?? Rain...HAH! :D

    --Dan
     

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