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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Dr. Bob, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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  2. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Some details which would complete the picture:
    Tracing Mid-12 roots to 365 GT4 BB.
    Aerodynamic flow was also improved beneath the M.
    Alluded to, but not specified: 4943cc was same as Testarossa.
    Compression ratio of 10.4:1 not mentioned.
    Wheel design similar to Mythos concept.
    Only 500 made.

    Other than that, nice article! I haven't been to FF in quite a long while.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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    Nobody else? Come on, I'm sure more people read it, let me know what you guys thought of it!
     
  4. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    It was a good write up in general, and would be very informative for people not "schooled up" on Ferraris. No glaring technical errors, and that's good, because I know our gang would not tolerate any mistakes in that department. And I totally agree with the last comment about Ferrari making a new mid-engined car...that would be a hoot if they would create a modernized Testarossa.
     
  5. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

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    I too had always had trouble adjusting and fooling with pop up headlights. The 512 M was the first departure from this problem...which started years earlier with the daytona. Needless to say trying to adjust headlights on a daytona is a pain and somewhat difficult task. I am not sure i want a mid engined Ferrari... I have never driven an F 40 or Enzo, but I love my Maranello...prefer it to my boxer or TR. I hope we stay with front engined cars (except for the unobtanable limited models). If I was up to trading my 86 TR I would definitely trade it for a 512 M.
     
  6. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    The flat 12 (called 180° V12 by Ferrari)

    Right from the horses mouth.
     
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Karting

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    I'm not following, what does this mean?
     
  8. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    It means the angle between cylinder banks.

    A lot of V8s are 90 degrees between banks. A "flat" 12 cylinder like the TR and BB512 could therefore be a "V" of 180 degrees.
     
  9. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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    I think he got that one, I think he doesn't know what right from the horses mouth means, just like me.
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Karting

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    Yes this is what I meant. What does from the horses mouth mean?
     
  11. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Damn, where's Octogenetik when you need him? LOL

    Obscure saying meaning "From the source" or "from a reliable origin".

    I guess they mean they talked to Enzo personally, on this one!
     

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