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  1. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

    Mar 25, 2021
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    Hello all,
    As a general car enthusiast I went from Vw bugs to Audis then to 911s via BMWs. Ferraris were always untouchable exotica in my youth but as time marches on they appear more viable. A 456 is too small due to being 6ft 7 and 270lb. Hours on the net leads me to the belief that an FF or a 612 have the most headroom, can a tall driver fit in a 612 with no pan roof? Many thanks and apologies for my first post being an ask rather than contribution.
     
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  3. marcmc8867

    marcmc8867 Formula Junior

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    I’m 6’3” with long torso and have several inches of headroom to spare in 612. I would think you’d still not touch at 6’7”
     

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  4. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

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    Fantastic, thanks for the real world pic!
     
  5. marcmc8867

    marcmc8867 Formula Junior

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    No problem. With a 4-seat Ferrari and kids in the back you’re bound to get pictures taken of you
     
  6. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    That is a very nice first post and well thought out. Welcome to the contributing side of the game.

    And Marc, great photo/response.
     
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  8. Ziad El-Akabi

    Ziad El-Akabi Karting

    Mar 29, 2020
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    welcome to FC
    Fantastic photo
    Don't think about it too much just do it, you can't get time back.
    You have no control on Time
    BUT in a Ferrari you can cover a lot of distances in that time :)
    wish you all the best and as soon as you score it please send us pictures, also have a look at the 599 also plenty of headroom
    Good Luck
     
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  9. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

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    Hi, thanks for the inspirational post packed with valid points
     
  10. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    I agree that people spend way too much time driving their keyboard and worrying about getting the "perfect" car. They lose WAY more value and fun by not driving the car. Remember, what you think is perfect today will be different tomorrow so get a car and enjoy life.

    I am 6'6" with about a 35" inseam. In the 599 it is a snug fit. You have to fiddle a bit to get the seat into a usable position so that the integral roll bar doesn't hit your head. There would be zero room for a helmet. Don't get me wrong, I love the car and I do fit but taller would require changes to the stock seat setup. I am only 205 but there is plenty of room for that dimension; that is true in most Ferrari's.
     
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  12. 360Marnix

    360Marnix Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2017
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    6'7" here! My 612 fits like a glove.
    Way better as 456 or 550.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn J9210 met Tapatalk
     
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  13. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Veteran

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    I have both a 612 and a FF. You should definitely fit in both, but in the 612 it is unlikely no one but the smallest child could sit in the seat behind you. I'm only 5'10" but I like my seat well back. If I have an adult behind me I have to move the seat up to a closer position. On the FF I don't have to do that.

    A neat feature of the FF is when someone sits in the back and you fold the front seat back, as it goes back as soon as it touches the knees of the rear seat person, it stops and moves forward a little. On the 612 the front seat will crush their kneecaps. :D
     
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  14. 360Marnix

    360Marnix Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2017
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    Forgot to say, it is absolute impossible to sit behind me. Not even your flat hand fits between the backseat and the rear of my seat.

    Before the 612 I had a 360. That car fitted suprisingly well.

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  15. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

    Mar 25, 2021
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    Thanks all for the fantastic responses, the FF PTU issue reminds me of the 911 IMS issue. Both issues have a life of their own on the net. Agree with the warning about analysis paralysis, how ever I’m not too precious about colour, wheels, options, number of owners, age. I just want a Ferrari! (Am concerned about maintenance though)
    Will report back. Due to the above I’m convinced a 612 or FF will suit.
     
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  16. cgt000

    cgt000 Formula Junior
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    Here is my question: what did they feed you guys to get to 6' 7"???
     
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  17. 360Marnix

    360Marnix Formula Junior

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    I'm Dutch and I live below sea level. I would not be able to breath if I was smaller.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn J9210 met Tapatalk
     
  18. C4YES

    C4YES Formula Junior

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    So did Martin Garrix and Max Vers. grow up above sea level?!

    Sent from my LG-H820 using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
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  19. 360Marnix

    360Marnix Formula Junior

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    I'm sure they did.

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  20. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

    Mar 25, 2021
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    Teaser alert, deal on 612 almost done!! I'd better fit in the thing.
     
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  21. Ziad El-Akabi

    Ziad El-Akabi Karting

    Mar 29, 2020
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    Good luck
     
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  22. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

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    Thanks Ziad
     
  23. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

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    Update, deal done, just working on getting funds in place during the bank holiday weekend.
     
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  24. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Congratulations and welcome to the club.
     
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  25. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

    Mar 25, 2021
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    Update, thanks for all the help/inspiration, collection tomorrow AM from Scotland TDF Blue with Tan Daytona seat interior, split rims with alloy callipers. Will post photos.
     
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  26. Fcar dreams

    Fcar dreams Rookie

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    Collected 612 this morning, wow, wow, wow. Best car I have ever driven. Fitted in fine. Life is too short.
     

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