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fxx not designed by pininfarina

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by kidd-paul, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. kidd-paul

    kidd-paul Karting

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    is this true? lost the site where i saw this. can anyone confirm?
     
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  3. TheBigEasy

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    Well, the Enzo was designed by them, and the FXX mods to the Enzo were 100% for race purposes, not for good looks. So I wouldn't be suprised if they didn't have anything to do with the FXX.
     
  4. rush109

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    interesting news....
     
  5. Prancing 12

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    Is everyone here being serious?
     
  6. RP

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    Probably true, although I wonder if Ferrari has their own wind tunnel, or would they share one with Pininfarina?
     
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  8. Maranello Guy

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    FXX was designed by Frank Stephenson when still was responsible for Ferrari design !!! Belive me !
     
  9. kidd-paul

    kidd-paul Karting

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    first ferrari ive seen without the badge(pininfarina) raised my curiosity. i found my answer last week but forgot to bookmark it, not trying to make a fuss of it just thought someone else would know. still a engineering marvel 2 me :)
     
  10. kidd-paul

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    im guessing u have also read the bentley flying spur is a rebodied vw phateon? what if i told u its a rebodied maseratti quattroporte ;)
     
  11. DavkeG

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    What I've always wondered about:
    The FXX was modified purely for track purposes, but aren't the FXX headlights less aerodynamic than the (flat) Enzo headlights?
     
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  13. dcl

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    That what I've always throught.
     
  14. wmoon89

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    They took it off to take off the excess weight...all 2 ounces of it.
     
  15. Cris Bertschi

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    Why keep insisting saying that the FXX is an EVO Enzo?
    It´s an EVO Maser.

    Regards.
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  17. dogue

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    I am not positive on this but I do not believe that any of the race car evo's have been designed by Pininfarina. I think Ferrari sends the stock design to the race department and the modify the design for better aero. The F50GT does not have a Pininfarina emblem and I remember reading that Ferrari was responsible for the design, I think it was in Cavallino magazine that I read that. I don't remember ever seeing Pininfarina emblems on 575GTCs or 360GTCs either. I also dont think the 288 GTO Evo is Pininfarina designed either.
     
  18. kyleseyz

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    about the headlights-
    i really want someone to prove to my roommate that they function better than the enzo's lights... I assume their aerodynamic impact is negligent when compard to their weight saving or something, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why they stick out like that... maybe it's because the brake vent channel is so large, there was no room to flush the headlight with the body? Someone please shed some [head]light on why they did this...
     
  19. nthfinity

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    less weight... in-set headlights would weigh more, and are harder to replace.

    the aero is perhaps dirtier; but not significantly... cd x frontal area squared is its bias... however, being that the FXX reaches top speed RPM limited, and is perhaps a little less aero efficient; while not affecting front/rear d/f balance... its a non-issue.
     
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    #17 4re4ever, Apr 21, 2006
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    Yes Ferrari have a wind tunnel manly used for F1, But I was told they used it for Enzo and some point. and other roadcars
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  21. Cris Bertschi

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    Menoy said:
    "which is an Evo Enzo..?"

    YEAH!
     
  22. EL Nino

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    I think that Ferrari designed the FXX. But I hope PininFarina did it!
     
  23. YellowbirdRS

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    "The new FXX is a highly-modified Enzo by Ferrari motorsport"
    --roada&dtrack september 2005
     
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    I could be wrong but I am 99.9 % sure a Japanese guy working at Pininfarina designed the enzo, hence the harsh angles. Same type of thing happened with the new viper. The new viper was designed by a japanese guy which is why it went from round to harsh lines.
     
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  26. starboy444

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    Obviously Pininfarina didn't design the FXX.

    Pininfarina doesn't design the Ferrari Formula 1 cars.....so why would they design any other racing vehicle?
     
  27. CRAIGF355

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    I'm 110% that the Enzo was designed by PininFarina and the desginer was Japanese He was latered fired from Pinin. for doing to many other designs on the side of working for Pinin. And as for the Fxx the body is some what enzo but Pinnfarina did not design the car ferrari did this work using the enzo as the test bed, the mule car was an enzo and ferrari using the test mule made the improved body work to work for the fxx as for the fxx which is now improved to the evo. So Pinin some what did design the car ,if you look at the fxx it is an Enzo but as for the improved down force from the bodywork if is from ferrari. Ferrari has the say if there going to work with the design or not. Ferrari has a lot to do with all there design its not just Pinin. all there cars use the wind tunnel not just the f1 team. Ferrari works with Pinin on all designs to fine tune the cars Pinin. just does the looks that is it.
     

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