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Discussion in '612/599' started by JEBES, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

    Mar 15, 2004
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    Wow, Today ferrari show the ferrari 612 in sweden for the first time and i whas there and i was one of the happy ones who test the car. :D :D :D It was an incredible car. I have only drive the ferrari 355 with f1-gearbox before so i have just a litle expirens of that. Byt this gearbox was muth better. You who allowd to drive it softer in low speed.
    The only thing i dont lika was that there is very litle space for the legs. :( Im 175cm long and i was not happy witch space when i drive. And sitt behind me?! No not a chans.
     
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  3. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    Wow! Thats a pretty special opportunity....the F1 gearbox in the 612 is much improved over the gearbox in the 355 and even 360 (which provides very good shifts). I believe the improved 'box is now named F1-A, or something like that, for an improved automatic mode? I read this somewhere in Forza or Sports Car International. This is good because the automatic mode was very clunky in the 360...it looks like the 612 wouldn't really have a hard time accomodating tall drivers, hmm...thats odd. I'm not sure how much legroom tall drivers had in the 456, but they should have improved that in the 612. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    Yes you have right the gearbox is called F1-A and it was the 4 generations... The engine was place behind the frontwheel so you have 48% in front and 52% of the wight back.
     
  5. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    I will upload some pictures for you later...
     
  6. Thatsmytoy

    Thatsmytoy Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I show that someone with a height of 175cm is 5'8". I dont think you should have a problem with leg room in the 612! i'm 6'6" (198cm) and I sat in a 612
    up by San Francisco, and I shocked the FNA guys with plenty of legroom and headroom! I'm kind of excited about it. I could use the 3rd seat for my kids(nobody will sit behind me). But right now i'm enjoying my 99 550 in which I lowered the seat 1" to fit comfortably.

    Bill in San Diego
     
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  8. F1Ace

    F1Ace F1 Rookie

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    ....still, I wanna know, what does 612 stand for?

    Wes
     
  9. Lukas

    Lukas Formula Junior

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    im pretty sure it stands fro 6liters 12 cylinder 6+12 :)
     
  10. Lukas

    Lukas Formula Junior

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    where in sweden was this? i didnt know this!!

    hälsningar Lukas
     
  11. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    It was in malmö!!! Pretty small show. I heard about it one day before
     
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  13. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nicest color:
     
  14. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    For a real retro look:
     
  15. coolestkidever

    coolestkidever F1 Veteran

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    I just noticed it looks like the car El NINO from the first Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. Weird
     
  16. Innotech

    Innotech Formula Junior

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    ahahaha it kinda does doesnt it?
    I used to play only NFS games
     
  17. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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  19. PARIS ALEXANDROS

    May 29, 2004
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    Hey but that's a sacrilege.....
    Ferrari had a car with similar side but unicolour from 1954 some years before the known version of the Vette with similar side....the 375 MM Coupe' Speciale Pinin Farina 0456AM made for Rosselini as a gift for Ingrid Bergman, and from that car we have today the colour "Ingrid"...
     
  20. F1Ace

    F1Ace F1 Rookie

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    Probably not, since it has a 5.7 liter motor.

    Looks like nobody knows.

    Wes
     
  21. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yeah, as Paris mentioned, they say Corvette got the scallops from Ferrari. I wonder how long it will be until some does get it two-tone like this? Or will Ferrari wait and pull a half-hearted marketing ploy and give it two-tone paint and call it the Rubens Barichello edition?
     
  22. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    I think 6 is a aproximation of 5.7 because 5712 not sounds so good like the 612 does
     
  23. JEBES

    JEBES Formula Junior

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    Is it any one here who own an 612 or have plans to buy one?
     
  24. Thatsmytoy

    Thatsmytoy Karting

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    I have a 612



    but it is 1/18 scale....did you want to see it?


    Bill
    99 NART blue 550 -- full scale
     
  25. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 World Champ
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    I heard that Ferrari rounded the 5.7 number upto 6 hence 612.I happen to have one on order it's black with red interior med gray inserts and med gray stiching.Dealer tells me it should arrive in late november.
     
  26. F1Ace

    F1Ace F1 Rookie

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    Sorry, I don't agree. They named the 308, 328, 348, 360, 550, 575 on tight 200 cc increments, I don't think they're going to generalize like that.

    Wes
     
  27. eric

    eric Formula Junior
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    Whether you agree or not, this quote, cut straight from the Ferrari Owner's site confirms Ferrari's reasoning for the name:

    ..."The 6 of the 612 indicates the car’s displacement (5,748 cc rounded off), while 12 is the number of cylinders boasted by the engine."...

    Mine will be Rubino Micalizzato (sp?) with Nero interior. Mid-September build date, means delivery just in time to test the traction control out on fresh snowy mountain passes of the Pacific Northwest. WOOOHOOOO!!! We'll be on the road all October if I have any say in the matter. :)

     
  28. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 World Champ
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    Hey Eric what options are you ordering on your 612 ?
     

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