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Urban legend or truth?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by tomkranz, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. tomkranz

    tomkranz Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
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    Back when Ferrari announced they were dropping the V12 from F1 and going with a V10, I heard that when ordering a 456 new from Ferrari, if you paid a bit extra (£12k springs to mind for some reason) they would fit a de-tuned F1 engine.

    ISTR reading this in a couple of motoring magazines at the time.

    Truth, or urban legend?

    Cheers,
    TOM
     
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  3. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Sounds like legend to me...
     
  4. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    truth all 12 cylinder engines are ex F1 racing development engines that is why they are so much better than the little 8 cylinder engines
     
  5. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Hi guys can we have a whip round and buy Sfs car so he can get a Stradale then we wont have to read this 12 pot stuff anymore .Iwill start it off with a tenner cos it wont be easy to sell an old mans car in todays market

    RAY360M hahahahahahahhahahah
     
  6. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
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    hummm..its a completely different engine application, designed to rev to 20,000 rpm, small stroke, very little torque, pneumatic valvetrain etc. Ive never heard a 456 reving to 20,000 rpm in a tunnel :) Although that would be awesume :)
     
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  8. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

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    thats probably why the cossie DF8 was the most successful F1 engine of all time, they then put the extra V4 into a corsair!
     
  9. rmdferrari

    rmdferrari Formula 3

    Jan 6, 2005
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    Oh, I think some Transit vans had the surplus pots aswell...... better than chucking them away eh?
     
  10. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

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    Just think what luck the 8 cylinder boys are going to be in then when F1 switches to V8's....... All future 8 cylinder cars based on whizz bang latest spec F1 technology.
     
  11. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    I believe that in the case of the Testarossa it was derived directly from the previous years F1 race cars ;)
     
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  13. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    well ferrari aint winning with 10 so they wont have a chance with 8
     
  14. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    It aint the number of pistons but the number of tyres:D
     

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