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What is the worst sounding Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Auraraptor, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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  3. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3

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    Eric Eiland
    OK, I'll bite....one that is not running? :D
  4. Obidos

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    Mar 13, 2004
    Dont you have a opinion? Allways nice if the topicstarter says his own opinion ;)

    All Ferrari's sounds great, never heard a ugly one..
  5. ClassicFerrari

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    No such thing. ;-)
  6. stevew

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    Probably one that's just thrown a rod through theside of the block
  7. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    cant think of one that sounds bad.
  8. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Thats just it, I can't think of one. I was wondering if those more experianced had thoughts...
  9. SefacHotRodder

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  10. Ferrari Boy

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    David Couch
  11. vincent355

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    Very funny!

  12. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    For me, the worst "sounding" is one that may have been in perfect running order, yet has been sitting in a museum for 5+ years gathering dust. It is not as Enzo had intended.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
  13. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Russ Turner
    Somebody's got to say it.
    While it sounds great when it's warmed up and running well, most K-jet injected 4vs sound like old plumbing when you start them up from cold. Even Car & Driver said this in their review of the car when it was new. I can verify for you that it is a function of the Kjet, as the qvs sound terrific from start-up with carbs.
  14. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

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    Al-Al Cool J
    That was nice of you to say Allan.
  15. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    One without a tubi?

    PS: I don't have a tubi either. Yet.
  16. alx355gt

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    What's the worst sounding Ferrari?
    A replica :)
    Real Ferrari's never sound bad IMO

    Or maybe those that are being brutalised by people who don't have the knowledge and sense of driving a car do? Poor clutch :(

    Greets, Alex.
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Hehe. I remember once watching a guy getting into his "Testarossa". The proportions of the Fiero were miles away from the real thing, but anyway. Once he turned that ignition key, even the least informed bystander must have gotten the clue. Brimmmbrimmm, putput.

    Not really bad sounding, but different:

    288GTO when driven slowly. Has a weird high pitched metallic sound to it like it is some clunky old Honda Civic. Strange.

    333SP. Great sound, but when going fast doesn't sound like a race car anymore, more like a fighter jet.
  18. funshipone

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    John Bicsak
    When my Ferrari is in storage for winter. It will be sounding very good pretty soon. COME ON SPRING!!!!
  19. Bimmerista

    Bimmerista Formula 3

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  20. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    *GASP* Shame on you!!! I suppose I shouldnt blame you though, I should blame the car.
  21. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Hmmm, the F360s I have heard have not impressed me. While it is a better sound than many other cars, it is nothing compared to a F355 that is driven around where I work.

    I do not know if the F355 has been modified or not, or the same for the F360s but IMO the sound is a backwards step.

    Also the F1 cars with the pit lane speed limiter engaged sound horrible ... as they do when they lift off the throttle ... all bangs and pops!@@ :(

  22. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't blame me, I love the 288 GTO. It was at an event where a real one showed up. It is well maintained by a reputable shop, so what you heard is what they're like I suppose. And it really sounded "cheap" while driving into the parking lot. I remember it well and first thought it was replica (which it wasn't), then I thought it had a problem with its gear box (which it didn't).

    Pete, you don't like F1s going off the throttle? I ADORE that sound, when they down shift it is like hand grenades going off at each down shift.
  23. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
    A 8 never sounds as nice as a 6 or a 12. Just a fact.

    A briggs and stratton powered lawn tractor sounds better than a garage queen sitting in the dark.
  24. bripab007

    bripab007 Rookie

    Feb 22, 2004
    Well, turbochargers tend to take any and all character out of an exhaust note for most cars. They're sitting right in the middle of the exhaust track, and the turbine wheel just deadens the noise, for lack of a better word. Turbos/wastegates/blow-off valves have their own set of neat, mechanical noises, but, for me, they'll never replace the sound of a high-strung, naturally-aspirated car.
  25. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
    a 360 with a tubi or capristo sounds much better than a 355...whereas a stock 360 sounds a little wimpy

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