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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Bart, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Bart

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    I just got off the Ferrari Owner's Forum. Many were posting about the Ferrari FX. It appears to be a new model. What is it?
     
  2. Brian C. Stradale

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    That was the code name for the Enzo.
     
  3. ETW

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    Yup, code name for the Enzo, same as F60
     
  4. jordan747_400

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    Actually I believe this was the FX --from 1996 based off of the 512M engine. I dont know how many were made but I do know the one in the photograph is at the Marconi collection a few miles from my house. I have yet to see it in person though!

    For more information see
    http://www.fast-autos.net/ferrari/ferrarifx.html
     
  5. TestShoot

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    That front end looks like a Saturn on 'roids.
     
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    What is their URL?

    Thanks,

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    WOW, I like that machine. Always liked the 512M, but this is a real improvement. Even has the 512M wheels.

    Regards, Jim
     
  8. Mark(study)

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    Wow! It just needs a stripe and it would look cool! :)
     
  9. Brian C. Stradale

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    Well, that might be called "FX" also... I have no idea... but the FX being discussed on the Owners site is definitely the Enzo... some figured the Enzo would be called the F60, but it was somewhat mis-timed.
     
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    Another cool thing about the FX is that it was built secretly for the Sultan of Brunei.

    Also, I am almost 100% sure that the FX was the FIRST Ferrari road car with F1 shifters.

    John Suarez(FutureOwner)
     
  12. MarkPDX

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    And it used a Williams F1 system.
     
  13. JSinNOLA

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    Mark,

    That is really odd/cool! I need to look around and see if I can find the Forza that has the FX on the cover so I can re-read the article.
     
  14. MarkPDX

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    It's issue 32 from October 2001.

    I'm too lazy to do the research but wouldn't the Valeo transmission from the Mondial be the first "F1 Style" transmission offered by Ferrari?

    I have been to the Marconi Museum a couple of times and the FX design never really did it for me.
     
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    I am not really sure. But I had thought I had heard that the F1 box in the FX was a test mule for the 355's F1 setup. But it could be misinformation.
     
  16. MarkPDX

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    According to the FORZA article early FX's used a modified Porsche Tiptronic with buttons on the steering wheel. Here is a pic of Marconi's FX from the FORZA article which shows the selector knob with the Williams logo. As for the FX's F1 box being a test mule for the 355 I have no idea.
     
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    According to my sources, there is a McLaren gearbox inside ! Yes, it's true.
     
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    The Forza article said Williams F1 shifter, but it didn't mention who the manufacturer of the gearbox/transmission was...I don't think McLaren make gearboxes, do they?
     
  19. zjpj

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    There definitely is a bit of the Saturn coupe in the styling. What kind of a cost do you think these types of one-off Ferraris cost? I've seen the 456 4 door estate wagons too. What do you think you would have to pay Ferrari for a one off car? 2 million? more?
     
  20. zjpj

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    Bentley is more than happy to provide one offs. See attached - SUVs for the Sultan.
     
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