Ferrari FX and 575 GTC pictures

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by jordan747_400, Jun 20, 2004.

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  1. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Made a stop at Ferrari of Orange County the other day to take a look at these 2 cars...Enjoy!

    There was an Aston Martin DB9 at Crystal Cove this weekend, look in the Southern California section for pictures.
     
  2. vince308

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.

    THANKS, a perfect sunday morning for me, waking up with such great pictures.

    greetings, vincent.
     
  3. TheScarletStang

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    great pics Jordan! how did u get into the service bay at FOC?
     
  4. Ferrari0324

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    Hey, is that the Sultan of Brunei's car, or one of the others built? Also did they use a v-8 from the F355 in it? Its such a strange car and i would love to know more about it.
     
  5. EVartanian

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    Yesss!!! Thanks Jordan. The 575 looks like a supreme bad ass! Been wanting to go check it out. Pretty cool that the FX was there.
     
  6. jordan747_400

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    Built for the Sultan...Its based off of a 512M and has the flat 12 cyl. engine in it.

    Sean, got into the service bay by scaling the outer wall of the building and actually going in through a service vent in the roof.

    Well...I just asked somebody actually :) They didnt seem to mind!
     
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  8. Senna1994

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    Is that the car from the Marconi Museum?
     
  9. jordan747_400

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    Yes it is. When I was at FoOC a few months ago they had both F50s from the Marconi in the service bay as well!
     
  10. Kewpie

    Kewpie Formula Junior

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    THANKS, a sleepless saturday night for me, losing sleep over such great pictures.

    greetings, john
     
  11. udalmia

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    Great pictures! Couldn't have asked for a better start to the morning!
     
  12. evandaalen

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    Jordan, thanks a lot for sharing the pictures! I especially like the pictures of the FX, as that is a very special car. And you might know that I'm a Tr/512TR/F512M freak, so that will explain it ;)

    One small question: was the car at FoOC for service only, or is it going to be for sale or so?? Is it still owned by the Marconi Museum??
     
  13. zjpj

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    so that's what a million dollar gearbox looks like...
     
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  15. ryalex

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    I'd like to see a company come out with a GTC-look front bumper for the 550/75; or maybe even a kit for the whole look (external only, with some CF accents for the interior).

    With 550's depreciating so nicely (for buyers, terribly for owners), I think it would be nice to see some more customizing with them.
     
  16. ryalex

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    Just wanted to add that that wing is GIFRICKINORMOUS!
     
  17. betticat

    betticat Karting

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    what serial number of Ferrari FX, i dont see it perfectly?
    ZFF...............
     
  18. Jordan Ross

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    Great job!

    Now, be honest...did they let you drive any of them?
     
  19. Chiaro_Slag

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    Cool pics - I saw the FX at the Marconi museum 2 weeks ago - Was it at FOC just getting the service?
     
  20. Ferrari Boy

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    Great shots Jordan!

    About 2 months ago I could of swore I saw a F50 under a car cover in the back warehouse, but when I asked them, they said "No, we havn't had a F50 here in at least 6 months," or something like that. I know that that was a lie, because later when I went back with my dad a couple of weeks ago, one of the service men told us that they get them every now and then and at one time had 2 F50's (which turned out being the Marconi cars).

    So I guess because I'm only 13, they didn't know I new about these cars and instead told me that they don't have one. I am almost possitive that I saw the F50 under the cover, it had the front hood shape imprent, and the rear spoiler was more rounded, unlike the F40 which is more straight. So I am a little sad I didn't get to see it, and that the guy lied to me, but I know I'll see one some day.

    -David
     
  21. 4i2fly

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    Great pictures, very nice cars. The 3rd picture from top shows three pedals, which car this picture was taken?

    Thanks,
     
  22. h22gordo

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    Great pics!
    Stunning cars....both of them!!!
     
  23. 96impalaSS

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    Damn Jordan those are some nice pics. :D
     
  24. Hubert

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    I still favor the prodrive 550.
     
  25. Andersen

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    A: the car with the three pedals must be the GTC with sec-box.

    Prodrive will release a limited numbers of custumer spec "GTC" versions ...road legal
     
  26. 4i2fly

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    Does the clutch work with F1 gear box? That may be the best combo for the f1 gear box!
     
  27. jordan747_400

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    The pedal shot is indeed from the 575 GTC...It is a sequential gearbox but uses a clutch (similar to the 333sp). However, the driver doesnt need to release the gas when changing gears, thats done automatically apparently.

    Im not sure if the Ferrari FX had a clutch or not...I seriously doubt it.
     

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