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Rewind to 1997;F50 vs Mac F1

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by tonyh, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. tonyh

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  3. Tobias

    Tobias Formula 3

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    You know, Jeremy Clarkson also said something similarly disparaging about the F50's looks during the Top Gear review (http://www.paoloscars.com/Top_Gear_F-50.avi). I don't get it. I always considered the F50 to be one of the most beautiful production cars in recent memory; prettier than a Diablo, prettier than a McLaren, even prettier than the newer Enzo.

    The car is stunning, with the best looking front end of any car--ever IMO. I fail to fathom how anyone considers it even remotely ugly.

    Neat article though! Thanks.
     
  4. callaides

    callaides Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the article. Awesome comparison!
     
  5. Fan512bbi

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    I think personally that if the Mclaren were introduced today it would still be the king of the supercars.
     
  6. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

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    What were they smoking when they said (at the end of the video) that the F50 does 0-100mph in 4.8 sec?? Did they mean 8.4 ?? Enzo is 6.6 sec, if I remember right.
     
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  8. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

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    That was a definite screw up on their part, actual F50 0-100 mph times have been more in the high 7 to 8.0s range. And the F1 car from that time couldn't have dreamed of 0-100 mph in 3.4s, although Schui's 2004 F1 car could probably do it (not joking!).
     
  9. McLaren_boy

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    Wow, great article, thank you much!

    I love this:

    :D
     
  10. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

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    "Telemetry systems that allow the respective factories to interrogate a car that breaks down, wherever it is in the world."


    I did not know the F50 had this feature. Can anyone comment on how it works?
     

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