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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by iceburns288, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

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    Whoops... I accidentaly hit enter instead of tab... ;)

    Okay, here we go, help me out on these as I just wonder what some of them are:

    Scuderia- stable
    Tifosi- Ferrari nut (Italian def?)
    Cavallino- the prancing pony
    Barchetta- roadster -er... come to think of it SpeedTV said it was little boat... ?
    Berlinetta- coupe
    GTS-
    GTC- ___ ____ competizione?
    GTB-
    GTO- gran turismo omologato
    Modena- Ferrari's original city
    Maranello- Ferrari's second city
    Fiorano- official Ferrari test track
    Mugello- a track bought by Ferrari in the Italian countryside (near the mountains)
    Daytonas- the fancy seats ;)
    Daytona- some sort of special edition
    Rosso- red
    Stradale- street racer?
    Rosso Scuderia- team red
    Rosso Corsa- racing red
    Giallo Modena- fly yellow
    Carrozeria- coachbuilder
    Scaglietti- an old carrozeria
    Pininfirina- Italian design company
    Tubi- the ultimate ;)

    Peoples:
    Schumi- the racer
    Barrichello- the other guy, who is a good racer but overshadowed
    Jean Todt- team head?
    Ross Brawn- team manager and head of racing division
    Luca Badoer- the coolest guy ever, the F1 test driver
    Luca di Montezulemo- Ferrari owner as owner of part of Fiat
    Me- proud Ferrari owner! ;)

    Feel free to correct my mistakes and add your own!
     
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  3. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    GTS- gran turismo spider (covertible)
    GTB- gran turismo berlinetta

    Jean todt -is now the "sporting driector", which means not only F1 but also over road cars as well.

    Tifosi-fans
    Tifoso- male fan
    Tifosa- female fan
    cavallino- is just horse,
    rampate- prancing
    yes barchetta is italian sland for little boat (pronounced with a K as in bar-Keh-ta
    yellow is the offical color of Modena (hench Modena Yellow/Giallo Modena)


    These are just my understanding anyway ;)
     
  4. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Berlinetta- Sports Coupe
    GTC- Grand Tourismo Coupe (Luxury oriented)
    GTB/C- GTB Comp
    Daytona-365 GTB4 (Named for the race)
    Scaglietti- Coach builder has been for years owned by Ferrari, located in Modena and builds the 360, did build the 456 and I assume builds the 612
     
  5. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    John, not trying to be ****** here or nitpick, i just see something here that would've confused me a year ago...

    Iceburns, a GTS, as John said, stands for 'Gran Turismo Spider' or 'Grand Touring Spider' is different from a convertible... a 355 GTS is different from a 355 Spider... The GTS has the rectangular, removeable roof whereas the Spider has a convertible top that comes down...
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Unfortunately, that's not the case; Pininfarina designed the 612, which is really confusing as to why they called it the 612 Scaglietti; the rounded indentation on the side is very reminiscent of s/n 0456, the Ingrid Bergman car, that was designed by Pininfarina...
     
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  8. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    This is the most interesting word, as it is kinda came from a person having Typhoid. It was picked up to mean some one who is a displays (almost rabid-like) enthusiasm with the similar (almost rabid-like) findings of clinical typhoid.
    So the singular form would be tifoso or tifosa?
     
  9. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    NNO true,
    I should have said, (targa)
    but (ferrari trivia time) can you tell me the difference in..........

    spider and spyder ?

    and also where the term came from ?
    and for a bonus round which ferrari models are spiders and which ones are spYders ???

    ding ding ding, let the games begin !!
     
  10. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The 355 was the first model to use the spelling as "spider" IIRC.....
     
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    Zupra F1 Rookie

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  13. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    GTO was a typist error that stuck. Should have been GT-O.
     
  14. cavallo_nero

    cavallo_nero Formula 3

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    i thought cavallo was ' horse'
    and i believe cavallino is 'prancing horse'
     
  15. Steve B

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    "Cavallo" is horse, "cavallino" is little horse, or pony, and "rampante" means prancing. Therefore, "cavallino rampante" means prancing pony.
     
  16. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    speaking of romance languages,
    ever notice that taco bells "gorditas" translates to "little fat girls" ;)
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    LOL, sounds like fun, John, let's go...

    From what i understand, the term "spyder" was originally coined back in the days of horse and carriage transportation; the "spyder" referred to the canopy (or lack thereof?) over the 'buggy'...

    Big Tex is right, the 348 was the first Ferrari to bear the name "Spider", as opposed to "Spyder"...

    Now YOU tell ME, John, how come Ferrari called them "Spyders" when there's no 'Y' in the Italian alphabet...? :)
     
  18. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    a coachbuilder named Holmes in Dublin in 1860 who developed as a mix of the
    Tilbury with the phaeton and called it a Spyder. The information parallels
    that posted in a previous discussion on the digest; in alfa-digest v1 #183
    (October 26 1995) Alex Angerhofer relayed a previous post in the italian-cars
    digest by Aldo Vanini who had written "Mr. Archibald Holmes from Dublin,
    Ireland, coachbuilder (real coaches, pulled by horses...) used for the first
    time the term "spyder" (misspelling "spider") to indicate a new kind of light
    coach combining the features of the tilbury (two seats) and of the
    phaeton(four seats). Because the small body and the big wheels it reminded him
    of a spider."
     
  19. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    furthermore more...........
    "In Italian, spider is indeed pronounced 'speeder.'
    That is, a long "I." The reason it is pronounced as a dipthong in English (ai)
    goes back to the Great Vowel Shift which occurred in the English Language
    during the Norman occupation of England."

    now bring it ON ;-)
     
  20. Jason Crandall

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    And that is the funniest thing I've heard all day!!!

    J
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    LMAO, i just got schooled BIG TIME...!

    It's your turn; although you just hit me with quite a bit of knowledge, the ball is still in your court... i asked the last question... :)
     
  22. zakeen

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    This is so educational! :)
     
  23. Speed Racerette

    Speed Racerette Formula 3

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    my .02 - even though there isn't a letter "Y" in the 21 letter italian alphabet, it is recognized and taught as a "foreign letter" and used in words like ypsilon. I think the other special letters are j,k and x? You don't see them used very often.

    As for why Ferrari uses the letter y, I have no clue.
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Cool...! Thank you, Frances, i didn't know that...
     
  25. FasterIsBetter

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    Yes, and they certainly will be if they eat too many of them!
     
  26. PerryJ

    PerryJ Formula 3

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    Ok here is you answer as to why Ferrari uses it............

    to give us blokes something to dicuss rather than work ;)

    other than that I have no idea.........
     

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