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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Horsefly, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Horsefly

    Horsefly F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    May 14, 2002
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    In this era of computerized ignition, digital fuel injection, carbon fiber structural elements and other high tech goodies; why do certain Ferraris and other exotics still have that GOOFY, UGLY, STUPID looking parking brake handle that sticks up from the center console like the control levers on a 1930s vintage farm tractor? Has the possibility of parking brake activitation advancement completely eluded the great engineering minds of the automotive manufacturing world? Why not utilize a push button, electrically activated, ratchet latching, stepping relay and eliminate that giant 1937 HOE HANDLE from the interior of high tech exotic cars?
     
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  3. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
    552
    Tyngsborough, MA
    Count your blessings you have the traditional parking brake. The new units sometimes freeze or have an ECU failure. The traditional brake allows more control of the car and the ability to use it to do more advanced/fun driving methods;). It also helps keep the cost of the car down, something no one would complain about as far as I know.
     

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