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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by riconijhof, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. riconijhof

    riconijhof Formula Junior

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    I found this article on a forum, it's in Spanish, I translated it (as far as I can):

    It says however that Ferrari is busy building a diesel powered engine. The car and the engine will be showed in the beginning of 2005. It will be a 575 HP V10 diesel engine. It is not officially confirmed by Ferrari.

    Will this be the end of the Ferrari tradion? Sporty supercars with a fabulous sound... It will be only a matter of time until we drive a Ferrari SUV or a front wheel driven one.

    The original article:

    Un Ferrari que solo llega a las 5.000 revoluciones?.- Ante la incredulidad de todos los puristas del combustible de 98 octanos, el sello ferrari está preparando su primer modelo basado en un motor diesel. Será presentado a principios del año 2005 y contará con un motor V10 de 575CV. Todavía la marca no lo ha confirmado, pero entre bambalinas se sospecha que su próximo ...Todavía la marca no lo ha confirmado, pero entre bambalinas se sospecha que su próximo lanzamiento ?que verá la luz en Frankfurt- podría montar una mecánica de gasóleo. Así, el sello Ferrari que fue emblema de la deportividad durante décadas, que lanzó al mercado los vehículos más rápidos de toda su clase, podría pasarse al Diesel.

    El motor en cuestión sería un nuevo V10 desarrollado integramente por los ingenieros de Ferrari, generando una potencia de 575 CV. Sin embargo, no se espera que esta versión esté lista antes de 2005. Por tanto, el nuevo 575 M Maranello hará su debut con un poderoso propulsor de gasolina: un V10 de 515 CV, con una cilindrada de 4,8 litros.

    Ferrari sí seguirá fiel a su tradicional propulsión trasera y, por su puesto, a su exclusividad. Sólo se producirán unidades bajo pedido y su precio rondará los 180.000 euros (cerca de 30 millones de las desaparecidas pesetas).
     
  2. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    this is BS. no worries.
     
  3. riconijhof

    riconijhof Formula Junior

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    lets hope...
     
  4. FerrariStuff.com

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    LOL!

    This story comes RIDICULOUSLY close to a bogus story that I wrote some 1.5 years ago for the Dutch Alfa Romeo club....

    MY 360 Modena JTD was also a V10, by merging two Alfa Romeo 2.4 JTD 5-cylinder engines, coming to roughly 4.7 liters displacement.

    I nick-named it the "Ferrari 470 Pisa JTD", internally known as the "PFN" or "Progetto Fumare Nero" which translates into as much "Black smoking project"... GRINNNNNNNN....

    "Pisa" of course follows the Ferrari tradition of naming cars after Italian cities but Pisa was also a comedy show on Dutch television and of course the crooked Pisa tower doesn't spell too much good either...

    Power output according to me:

    1 x 2.4 JTD = 150 HP @ 4,000 RPM
    1 x 470 Pisa = 342 HP @ 4,230 RPM

    The bodywork will be a shrunk down 360 Modena to make it lighter and cheaper to manufacture.

    Option list would include the following:
    Towing hook
    Childseat for the passenger seat
    Type badge "Powered by Alfa Romeo"
    Roofrack
    etc.

    Expected production per annum: 5,000 pcs.

    Ferrari would open up a marketing offense and start spreading brochures door-to-door in selected European countries.

    Attached it the picture that I used in the article.

    If there is any interest, I'll translate the whole story into English.

    Once again: the WHOLE story is complete and utter NONSENSE !

    Jack
     
  5. riconijhof

    riconijhof Formula Junior

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    Lol thats cool! Want to know what fool posted that at the other forum (it was a dutch forum)
     
  6. jbanzai

    jbanzai Formula 3

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    Guys, today is December 28th 'Dia de los Inocentes' (Inocents day). This day in Spain is likeApril 1st for you, April Fools day.

    This is just fake.

    Don't worry.
     
  7. riconijhof

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  9. F1racer

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    That was close!! I thought this was true...

    Imagine a diesel Ferrari or a SUV...YAk!!
    ...thats the worst thing that could happen.
     
  10. TestShoot

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    wonder what valve slap would sound like at 9000 rpms...
     
  11. JamesH

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    If it was true, would that make it smog excempt here in California. LOL
     
  12. Garretto

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    #12 Garretto, Dec 29, 2003
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    ¡¡¡INOCENTES!!! :D:D:D
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  13. BrentC

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    A few years ago I was visiting a friend in Italy. Her sister's boyfriend had a Ferrari and I asked her what model. She told me it was a "Tre-cento quaranta otto turbo-diesel". I almost **** myself! They offered diesel engines in Ferraris in Italy? Was this something to do with displacement related taxation, cost of petrol etc.?

    Then I realized - it was a 348tb - she interpreted that (somehow) as standing for turbo diesel (td?).

    Whew!
     
  14. ferrarist

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    Not for Ferrari but it may be used on Kubang?? However it's too much power for it.
     

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