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Drove the 575! (pics)

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  1. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Well, I dont even know where to begin for this one...I get a call today from Armen and he asks me to head over. I quickly get ready and head on out...missing every light along the way. When I arrive, Armen and Brian are out on the driveway chatting. The doors are open to the 3 car garage, it was a sight to behold :) This wasn't even his whole collection too!

    After chatting for a bit, Armen pulls the 575 out of the garage. I jump in and he takes me for a quick spin, showing me how to use the F1 transmission. We pull over in front of the local fire station and switch places. I start out at a slow pace but eventually Armen convinces me to get on it a little bit. The acceleration of the car is just ****ing unbelievable!! I used to never like the F1 transmission much but after getting a chance to try it, its just a lot of fun! I rev it pretty high for bit and then slow down again --with damn good breaks! For the first time I got over 100 in a Ferrari, and it hardly felt like it. The handling of the car was just amazing as well...even more evident when Armen took control of the car shortly after to show me what it could really do. So, I am really in love with the 550/575 now. I dont think there could be anything better!

    So really, with my tough decision, I dont think I could have gone wrong either way. Im hardly disappointed in my choice to drive as well. It was an amazing experience! Being the great guy that he is, Armen promised me a ride in the Enzo another day as well! Im very fortunate for this experience, and it is all thanks to the great people on this website!

    Thanks again Armen! No words to describe how great of an experience this was!

    Brian, great seeing you! Im looking forward to the movie night. Thanks again for those two models too --they are awesome!

    Anyway, on with the pictures :)
     
  2. jordan747_400

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    4 --my new desktop background :)
     
  5. jordan747_400

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    5 --what a car!!
     
  6. jordan747_400

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    6 --every tifosi's dream garage!
     
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    8 --a couple of shots of Brian sitting in the Enzo
     
  9. stokpro

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    awesome!!! thanks for sharing...
     
  10. jordan747_400

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    thanks!! It was an amazing experience!

    10, only one more picture coming.
     
  12. jordan747_400

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    11 --Me happily sitting in the Enzo as well :)

    Last shot guys, thanks for looking!
     
  13. Chiaro_Slag

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    That is so freaking awesome!

    Armen - You are so the man for doing that! What an experience of a lifetime Jordan!

    I love thoes red gauges of the Enzo, too cool.
     
  14. 150shot

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    NIce pics- LUcky dog Jordan!!!
     
  15. ag512bbi

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    It was alot of fun!!! Brian thanks for comming over It was fun chatting and getting to know you. Jordan, It was great to see how happy you were. And not a bad driver....We'll get together again soon.
     
  16. Texas Forever

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    Right on, Bro... You made the right choice.

    DrTax
     
  17. jordan747_400

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    Thanks again Armen! It was awesome! Thanks for letting me try out the car a little bit too :) That thing is a beast!! I owe you lunch or dinner or anything youd like one of these days that your free!
     
  18. EVartanian

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    Sounds like it worked out just right, Jordan. I'm sure it was an awsome time. Glad you liked the beast that is a Ferrari V12. Great pics.

    Armen, very generous of you. Very cool.
     
  19. Jet-X

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    Armen, that was incredibly generous of you to share your collection with us. I'll have you and a few other Ferrari owners over soon to view the Matusuda collection.
     
  20. DynastyD_308qv

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    Armen -
    it's fantastic to see someone with your quality of toys SHARING with your fellow F-Chatters!!! Jordan and Brian are most deserving. I look forward to shaking your hand someday. Yours is a great example for others to follow!

    Ron
     
  21. dwhite

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    I'm really glad you drove the car. A ride in an Enzo would be special, but to drive a 550 must be incredible. I just prefer to drive a car than be a passenger.

    Armen is extremely generous and representative of the type of people I have met through this site.
     
  22. Ferrari Boy

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    Great pics Jordan, now you have drivin what, 3 ferrari's? It was very generous of you Armen! I think you made the right decision Jordan. :)

    David
     
  23. Dave Radu

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    Congratulations Jordan, I could feel your excitement in your post.

    My hats off to you Armen for your generosity.
     
  24. jordan747_400

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    Yup David! Ive been lucky enough to drive a 308 GT4, 328, and now a 575! Just wait until you get to drive your dad's 308. You will be ruined for life :)
     
  25. Enzo

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    Awesome Jordan. And way to go Armen for making dreams come true you are a true gentleman.
     

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