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Do F-cars have cruise control?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by coolestkidever, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. coolestkidever

    coolestkidever F1 Veteran

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    I just finished my first long distance drive since i got my permit, I learned the importance of cruise control, and was wondering as i was going through a tunnel if F-cars have cruise control?
     
  2. PaulK

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    I'm sure most, if not all the modern F-Cars do. I cant think of any car that wouln't come with one, unless its like an economy car with zero options.
    However I am not a 100% sure, as I dont own a Ferrari.
    The only ones I can think of that wouldnt are the stripped down street cars for the track. I.E. 360 CS.

    Can any owners of the CS attest to this? Brian? Bumboola?
    Bueller? Bueller?
     
  3. mw575

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    355-nope
    360=nope
    575=nope
     
  4. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    No cruise control in the 360.

    I don't think any Ferraris ever did. Maybe the 412i automatic?
     
  5. jdb

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    If I push the aftermarket (i.e., not pinned down at the corners) floormat forward in my 355, it makes the throttle pedal stick and simulates cruise control pretty well... :)
     
  6. coolestkidever

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    lol, good enough for me
     
  7. F456 V12

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    456GT = No
    F550 = No

    Enzo would be rolling in his grave if he heard this one
     
  8. Brian C. Stradale

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    The CS does NOT have cruise control; or cupholders;
    or even a radio without adding it as an option.

    It does have launch control! ;)

    I'm not aware of any Ferrari with a cruise control.
     
  9. imperial83

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    That is a negative on a Ferrari ever having cruise control.
     
  10. Bob Zambelli

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    Hi, Koolest Kid!
    Back in the early 80s, I had a shop in upstate NY and one of my specialties was cruise control for high end cars. I designed and installed cruise on Corvettes, Fiats, Mercedes, Porsche (under contract from a dealer) and of course, Ferrari. Every customer was pleased - never a complaint. I designed them such that they appeared as original equipment but could be removed without leaving any scars.
    Keep in mind that many people, including myself, use thier cars on the highway and there is nothing wrong with having cruise on any car, Ferrari included.
    The last two Ferraris I did were a 308 QV and a 400GT/4. One friend of mine had a 400A with cruise (not my work) and he loved it.
    I plan on installing one on my 330 GTC in the near future.
    Enzo turning in his grave???????????????? Please explain!
    Bob
     
  11. AHMTHSSN

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    As far as i'm aware no Ferrari comes with cruise control.
     
  12. Ken

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    I'm with you. Any car that's not a dedicated racer should have cruise control! Just stupid not to, but no one ever accused Ferrari of being smart when it comes to designing things people want. How about Lamborghinis?

    Ken
     
  13. Bob Zambelli

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    Hi, Ken - I serviced a few Lamborghinis but I never saw or installed cruise on one. They may be available on the newer models - I'm not sure.
    When I was in upstate NY, I used the 330 every day and on many long trips - I can't tell you how many times I wished for cruise!
    Since the driveshaft is enclosed on most transaxle cars, I put the pulse generator on the inboard universal. Works like a charm.
    Bob Z
     
  14. Napolis

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    Dudes
    Cars designed and mfg. by Ferrari have cruise control.
     
  15. bostonmini

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    cruise control is present....you put the car in 5th or 6th gear, and push the pedal to the floor. cruise at this speed:)
     
  16. sparta49

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    Cruise control defeats the purpose of the car (the driving experience)
     
  17. Ken

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    Right; driving 100 miles on the highway at 75 MPH is a driving experience I need to do by keeping my foot on the gas. Get real.

    Ken
     
  18. Ron328

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    The 328's floor mat is its cruise control.
     
  19. Bob Zambelli

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    Floor mat cruise control?
    I do not claim to be too bright but could someone explain this?
    Bob
     
  20. Tod328gts

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    I was going to say the same thing about the floor mat in 328s... Many times while driving, the floor mat would get pushed up on the gas pedal and i could take my foot off of the pedal and the car would continue to go at that contant speed. Couple times i thought i had a stuck throttle, but it was only the stupid floor mat....
     
  21. MikeF

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    Just finished an 8 hour drive in my 308. Cruise control sure would have been nice to have. I constantly found myself having to back off when I found myself going 90.
    For a long drive I tend to tuck in behind someone who is obviously on cruise, and follow them at a safe distance.
     
  22. Izza

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    In town the same system can be used in the 1st four gears!
     

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