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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Rossocorsa1, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Newjoint

    Newjoint Karting

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    One must hope the fanatical engineers at FERRARI can do for digital cars what sound engineers did for digital music- they made the digital music much less artificial and very close to analog-but it took 20 years to get there. Hopefully FERRARI can do that now and not after I’m gone!


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  2. one4torque

    one4torque Formula 3

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    New- I attribute this degeneration of the driving experience to the parallel trends in electronic gizmo’s which make f1 more competitive per f1 class rules.

    I personally don’t believe the modern f1 experience translates well to the street of hpde enthusiast.

    f should also make a drivers car for the old school people. Light weight gated all analog
     
  3. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie

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    The topic of sound always intrigued me. I'm not an engine or exhaust expert, so that should be stated up front. But, I wonder how much Ferrari (and exotic/sports car manufacturers) ever really cared about sound, or are they now just reacting to the customers demands for what they feel a Ferrari should sound like? It seems like the association we have with sound goes back to the natural sounds carbureted engines with very simple exhausts produced. With the evolution of fuel injected engines, there was a time when sound didn't seem all that important to Ferrari until customers began clamoring for it. For example, my 328 (which I love) really doesn't sound all that great. I think companies like Tubi and others have had a great influence on Ferrari's focus on sound. Now, how much of what we hear in the modern cars is manufactured? I honestly don't know. Maybe those that are very informed on this topic can chime in.
     
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  4. one4torque

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    My turbo c63s had computer controlled pops and bangs..,
     
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  5. Jas

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    Interesting question. I can only say that it matters to me, a LOT :)

     
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  6. Mbelliss12

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    Simple, yet great question.

    I still enjoy the cars, love, love mine, but the brand is too ubiquitous today. Too many new models tripping over themselves in the last 18 months or so, status symbols for the flashy wealthy versus for passionate, yet well-healed drivers of the past. Dunno, suppose that’s progress in many ways—the irony being today’s are the best built, best performing ever, yet much like BMW on another scale, it does seem the stretch for almighty volume and extracting the very most revenue just because it can has worn away some of the luster for me.


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  7. one4torque

    one4torque Formula 3

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    Mark— what modern marque builds exciting exclusive drivers cars any more?

    lotus?
    Caterham?
     
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  8. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie

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    I would say Pagani. I love everything about what they do, except their exterior designs are hideous. The interiors are amazing works of art, however. That said, one can’t expect Ferrari as a whole to operate that way anymore, but, they still have elements within the company that still cater to the very exclusive. I may not be one of them, but I still think it’s cool that they do.
     
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  9. one4torque

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    I was stressing the drivers car aspect—- what is the best modern version:::

    sub 3000lbs
    Man trans option
    Ability to turn off nannies
     
  10. Jas

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    Yes, I'd have picked Lotus. (Caterham is a track car really.)

    Or McLaren if you want a supercar version of a Lotus, but no manual transmission.
     
  11. FLORIDAsnakeEyes

    FLORIDAsnakeEyes Formula 3
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    Ferrari's now are amazing looking, sure. But I still gravitate towards the classics and 80s icons. I just hit outside of 30 this year myself.

    I agree the real Ferrari, its very soul was lost right after the F430 Scuderia, right at the 458. That was the last model that just seethed with originality and merit. The fact Schumacher was apart of it, the history and nostalgia.
    Now everything is pumped out and it definitely feels less special. I see them in EVERY city I travel to and I travel a lot. They are all over the Middle East, Europe etc.

    My dream car would still be a Lusso (classic) or the F40. The new cars are amazing yes, not to take away from them, but they resemble so many other makes. My daughter always thinks the new Vettes are Ferraris. This kind of mix up would never happen 30 years ago.
     
  12. EnzoItaly

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    Lotus Evora


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  13. 14RE458

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    Well said my friend. Part of the formula for a classic is to intentionally not change drastically. That is how you maintain an iconic brand by being very recognizable. It’s similar to a Rolex. When you see it, you know it whether you like it or not.


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