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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Nathan360, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Nathan360

    Nathan360 Karting

    Apr 17, 2010
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    Hello
    Its been snowing here
    I took a video hope you like it, comments welcome.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIU6ULnYASY[/ame]

    (I hope it embeds properly)
     
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  3. DrewH

    DrewH F1 Veteran
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    Sad. My pick-up can do donuts in the snow. Once a Ferrari is treated like that it just becomes any other car in my opinion. You can trick out a gxy Subaru to go faster than a 360 and it even will have all wheel drive but it will still just be a Subaru. Is ending up on a scummy used car lot with an "Aircon" sign on the window really what it deserves?
     
  4. stevenwk

    stevenwk F1 Veteran

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    More money than brains.
     
  5. skelly

    skelly Formula Junior

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    I disagree with the above. Do you really think that turning a few donuts in a snowy parking lot will ruin a Ferrari?

    It looks like the OP was having a fun time.
     
  6. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

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    I would recommend a better set of snow tires. LOL
     
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  8. KJB355

    KJB355 Karting

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    #6 KJB355, Jan 21, 2013
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    +1. The EU guys / gals know how to enjoy a car, regardless of the make. Sit outside the Ferrari factory and cars pull up from the surrounding countries looking worse than many econoboxes in the US.

    Do a "360" "snow" search in the respective section, and it's far from uncommon.

    There are garage queens everywhere, but it's always refreshing to see that these cars are actually 'human'. Unfortunately, I suffer from garage queen syndrome, but wouldn't knock anyone for driving their car to their liking.
     
  9. fastradio

    fastradio F1 Rookie
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    Looks like one of those "Trail Rated" cars....
     
  10. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    When I was at the Ferrari factory over Thanksgiving 2010 I watched new Ferraris being test driven in the snow coming back with brown icy crud all over them to later be sold to buyers who will brag that their Ferrari has never been driven in the rain or snow.
     
  11. V-TWELVE

    V-TWELVE Formula 3
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    Looks like hamless fun to me. Don't know why but I love seeing exotics in the snow!
     
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  13. nero1991

    nero1991 Rookie

    Jan 20, 2013
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    I have a Porsche Boxster. I slide everytime I enter a parking garage even though I barely step on the gas and even though my traction control is on.

    I also skid my tires when I drive in rain even when I am barely stepping on the gas. It was even worse when I drove the Mercedes SL55 AMG where dry hot pavement was not enough. Every time I lightly touched the gas pedal, the tires start spinning and screech a little.

    Police will automatically stop you if they heard your tires screech. They would give you a ticket for reckless driving.

    Just keep that in mind if you plan on getting a powerful RWD car.
     
  14. skelly

    skelly Formula Junior

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    Sounds like you need some fresh tires. :)
     
  15. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Five Time F1 World Champ
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    True, it's not like he was beating the crap out of it... as for the snow - AHHHHH! MOISTURE! That does it... the car's a worthless rustbucket now. Somebody get his VIN so we can all avoid that car if he ever puts it up for sale.

    :D
     
  16. fiorano94

    fiorano94 F1 Veteran

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    Cars are cars...even Ferraris. More power to someone that has fun with their cars no matter what time of year.
     
  17. Nathan360

    Nathan360 Karting

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    I am glad some of you enjoyed it.

    I had another go the next morning, it was recorded on a poor quality phone, but as engine was fully warm I could use more of the revs.

    It is getting quite mucky.
    Sorry about that
    ...but I have a plan, I'm going to let it get as bad as possible then in spring wash it and post photos of before and after. Then people can make their own minds up if it damages the car or not.

    I like the old Ferraris that have battered seats etc. Many people would physically disfigure themselves to have a Ferrari I personally think its disrespectful to own one and not to enjoy them as much as possible! Think of all the lost joy :(

    Does anyone else have a video of snow sliding to share?
     
  18. The Kook Abides

    The Kook Abides F1 Rookie

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  19. V-TWELVE

    V-TWELVE Formula 3
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    Apparently there is a dress code you need to follow to enjoy your own car now. WTF?
     
  20. mikeyr

    mikeyr Formula 3

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    What is really sad is your Ferrari sitting the garage unused.

    My 360 was in the snow 2 weeks ago (you can search here for pics) but my 360 is also shares daily driver duties with my S2000 and gets out and driven several times a week to work and (oh the horror) grocery shopping too. A 360 is just a car (one of the very best on the road) its not some deity that needs to be prayed to daily, get out and drive it.
     
  21. vaccarella

    vaccarella Formula 3

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    Patina! I'm now reconsidering getting my seat leather totally refurbished... maybe I'll just clean it up a bit and leave the scratches.
     
  22. DGS

    DGS Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Obviously fake: It doesn't snow in England. ;)

    Except in Doctor Who Xmas specials.
    Oh wait, it's a Sycorax spacecraft breaking up in the atmosphere.
    That's not snow. It's ash. :p
     
  23. Cozmic_Kid

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    Awesome!

    Loved it :D
     
  24. Sea-Dated

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    +360
     
  25. X11OUD

    X11OUD Formula Junior

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    Disgraceful!!
    Someone enjoying their own hard earned car in a way they choose!! What is the world coming to??
     
  26. Ak Jim

    Ak Jim F1 Veteran
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    Yes, if that ruins a Ferrari then they cost way to much. Now doing that on dry pavement would be another story.
     
  27. Tifosi15

    Tifosi15 Formula 3

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    Great to see someone enjoying their Ferrari, post more! :D

    The FF guys need to respond to this! ;)
     
  28. eric

    eric Formula Junior

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    Cudos to the OP for having fun with his car in a way he sees fit. Speaking as an FF owner, we find it difficult to do donuts on the ice and snow: the darn car keeps going where we point it! But we'll keep trying.
     

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