F40 or CS????

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by yimn, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. yimn

    yimn Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    Hong Kong
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    Nick Yim
    I have been driving my CS for almost 7 months with 5000 km on it. Wonderful car. But I am thinking about trading it in for a F40. To me, the F40 looks a lot more aggressive and unique. Much more difficult to drive than the CS but also more fun, I believe.

    Want to hear opinion from all of you.
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    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

    Nov 1, 2003
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    F40 is the real deal & a classic, CS is ok but not a classic
  4. Looney

    Looney F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
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    Yeah, the f40 is a keeper, the CS is just a sporty model of the 360 (thats not to say its not terrific, or one of the hottest cars around, its just not as serioius as an F 40)

    i know which i would prefer long term.

  5. MY355

    MY355 Formula Junior

    Feb 4, 2004
    NYC and AZ
    Not to sound dumb but what is a CS??
  6. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    Challenge Stradale.

    I'd take the F40 over a CS any day of the week. It is my favortie Ferrari after all.
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  8. Robb

    Robb Moderator
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    Feb 28, 2004
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    The question is, Do you want the showstopping attention of the F40?

    Robb Williamson
  9. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Nov 8, 2003
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    DO THE F40!!! It's THE ULTIMATE!!!!!
  10. Jimmy540i

    Jimmy540i Formula 3

    Jan 11, 2004
    Los Angeles / NYC
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    F40, drove it once. Pure Ferrari supercar w/ a turbo whine.... No CS or any 360 can touch that
  11. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2003
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    James S
    This decision should take about 20 milliseconds. The F40 is the finest looking sports car ever made. It is raw , pure Ferrari at its best. Wish I had yor dilema !

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  13. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
    Switzerland (NW)
    20ms assuming that you know clearly what you're gonna do with the car.

    Trackday car ? The F40 is certainly more exotic, but it seems it's not faster ( and I wonder if the turbo lag does not get in the way of the driving pleasure.

    Week-end touring and occasional commuting car ? F40 must be a total pain.

    I'd love to have an F40, but I wonder what I'd end up doing with it.
  14. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    F40 hands down dont even think twice!

    Correct me If I'm wrong but arent you the dude who was looking at a f50 sometime back? :)
  15. Tubi

    Tubi Formula Junior

    Jul 1, 2004
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    I have been fortunate enough to have been in an F40 and it is something i dont think ill forget in a hurry! the design, raw appeal, and of course the noise!!

    Go with the F40, a true legend without a doubt!
  16. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie

    Sep 10, 2002
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    Depends on what scale your looking to get, the F40 looks fantastic in 1:8 scale but the CS looks better in 1:43
  17. yimn

    yimn Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    Hong Kong
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    Nick Yim
    Thanks for the reply. I am the one who was looking for a F50 and I found one. In fact, I am taking delivery of the car next week. I posted some photos a few days ago in the Super Ferrari section. After my searching exercise for the F50, the CS does seem a bit "normal" to me compared to the F40 and the value of the two cars are not huge. THat's what gets me thinking about swapping from CS for the F40. Emotional factors aside, would the F40 owners come out and share your thought on the techincal side of things, please.
  18. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    For me F40=old school......what can I say I prefer newer and improved technology.
  19. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    SC USA
    I have always wanted to buy an F-40, ever since I saw it displayed in the Ferrrari Club of America concourse in Atlanta in 1989 (?), as it is indeed an awesome looking car. And one day soon, I will buy one, I hope. Having said that, and having never driven one, I think I will be the lone voice in the wilderness saying keep what you have. Modern cars run much better and are more user friendly. Just comapring the Maranello and the Daytona, I much prefer to drive the former. The latter is nice to look at and is vintage, sounds great etc...but the maranello is more fun to drive for me. My 2 cents worth :)
  20. Yock

    Yock Rookie

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    Ryan Yockey
    In my opinion I would go for the F40 if you wanted a very exotic and older fcar to drive, and I would choose the 360cs if you wanted a more care-free fcar to drive. I personally love the F40 and being one of the last cars Enzo himself helped design, I would personally go with the F40. Thats just me.

  21. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    f40 is a fantastic car but not an everyday user where the 360cs is so it depends on what you are going to be doing with the car plus the 360cs will not hold its value like a f40
  22. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

    Jan 10, 2004
    lol, thats what I was thinking!
  23. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
    The Cold North
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    F-40 all they way...If you want a car that you are apart of as in, shifting your own gears, using a clutch, and really getting into the entire Ferrari driving experiance, then the F-40 is what Ferrari is all about. It does not have abs, no traction control no f1 gear box. It's just you and your abilities as a driver that determine how the car performs and the numbers on the track you turn.

    The F-40 is the last of the true Ferrari's IMHO. The newer stuff is just too easy to drive, anybody with 250k can go and buy a CS and drive around a track and go fast. But the F-40 requires skill and an awearness to keep the thing moving and going straight. If your looking for a car to drive on the street..the F-40 is not really a car for this, alothough you can do it.

    But for pure enjoyment and driver satifaction and wanting to get out there and prefect that perfect downshift, and just practice stepping the tail out just right, there would be nothing that a newer Ferrari can offer at this point that would even come close.
  24. jeff

    jeff Formula 3

    Feb 19, 2001
    North America
    Where is Tim G's opinion on this? He's the only one I know who presently owns a CS, F40 and Enzo.
  25. Ferrari0324

    Ferrari0324 F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
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    The CS is a beautiful car and definitely powerful. But there's nothing like the F40's twin turbo setup, and is the one car that everyone will look at including every Ferrari show you go to.
  26. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
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    All depends on what you want. If you are looking for a "modern" car then go with the Stradale but if you are looking for more "raw, supercar" feel then go with the F40.
  27. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
    Arlington Heights IL
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    This is dumb. Have you driven an F 40? If not, go drive one. If it's not patently obvious you should have it, then there's no need for further debate. Unless you have the $$$$$$ for an Enzo.

  28. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran

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