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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Bart, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

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    My point of view. I drive what a NASCAR car should be, which is something able to handle another very high speed vehicle on the finest highway system on my planet. Curves are mostly design for 75 mph +. Twisties are not what I drive.

    Of course, the first reason is I can monetary.

    Nevertheless, the car.

    It is the most beautiful vehicle I have ever seen. Beauty is subjective. Therefore, one cannot argue about beauty.

    It holds the following three world records for the twentieth century. The first two are the quickest 100 miles & 100 kilometers of any production car of the twentieth century. The last record I like the best. Most engines will over-heat and cook the oils at a substance maximum output. My nice 550 does not overheat at maximum speed. My Maranello’s maximum oil temperature is 461 degrees at top end. I have not reach the top speed as of yet. Including a change of drivers and fueling, my sweet thing went a shade over 183 miles in an hour’s time (26 feet short of 184 miles). According to the FIA, my little thing was able to go farther in an hour then anything else last century. Not too many race cars go over this record in a normal race.

    Sure, some may have an ability to go ahead of me at certain speeds. After those numbers, I will pass you. Even off the line, a few production cars will beat me. Still only the new big brother Lambo will wave “Bye – bye”. Of course, that Italian thing has only been made in the third millennium by some Germans.

    The more I drive it, the better I like it. It now needs its second major as I have driven past the 60,000 mile mark. Of course, the first was done not long ago. My 550 is the best car I have ever seen in Southern California and I get to drive it.

    Never drive less than 12 cylinders

    Sorry, you peace loving French, I have not converted to the metric measurement yet.
     
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  3. indaville

    indaville Formula 3

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    Damn!!! Where was this??
     
  4. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    You really love your car don't cha Bart! Good to see. 60,000km? Very nice driving.
     
  5. Qksilver

    Qksilver F1 Rookie
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    Terrific post. Now go hit 70K and let us know... :)
     
  6. sherpa23

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    Bart, this a repost of one of your old posts from when you hit 40k. Remember?
     
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  8. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

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    ...is he bragging or just drunk?
     
  9. Timothy

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    I believe "blowhard" may be accurate...
     
  10. 208 GT4

    208 GT4 Formula 3

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    For me it's all about the feel of the car. I've got what must be one of the slowest Ferraris, but it still feels great to drive. The sound is fantastic, and the steering and handling are just sublime...better than any modern car I have driven.

    I've driven a modern V12 and it was truly a momentous occasion, but truth be told I have more fun more often in my old 208.

    But then I guess there's no such thing as a bad Ferrari. :)
     
  11. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

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    After 20,000 miles, I updated it.

    I still love the car. I feel sorry for those who have one but do not drive it much. Mr. Ferrari built cars to drive, not to put in a collection.

    I may have a digital camera by 100,000 miles. Darn, the 550 is so sweet on a freeway.

    12 cylinders or walk
     
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  13. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Are you serious?????????????
     
  14. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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  15. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    also make sure they dont have electronic driving aids
     
  16. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

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    yeah i saw the title and thought "hmm that sounds like a Bartism, but Bart's dead and Male Mule is here to save the day for those of us who need a surreal solipstic treat each day"

    i guess Bart is back

    Long Live The Bart!!!!!
     
  17. BT

    BT F1 World Champ
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    Obviously you have been taking your ginko baloba, great memory!
    :)
    BT
     
  18. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    The best gift that I ever received to help me in business and life is my memory. Needless to say, my wife hates it :).
     
  19. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

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    All reasons why I bought my 550!!!

    I was thinking many of the same things as I Zaino'ed her last sunday.... :D
     
  20. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    Why I drive a Ferrari: Racing history, form follows function science, exquisite aesthetic design, & hardly any one else drives one.
     
  21. doug328

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    Because it's the most fun I've ever had on 4 wheels.
     
  22. FasterIsBetter

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    Let's see, a little very basic math. Assuming a 5 minute pit stop, and not counting time for acceleration and deceleration, you'd have to average 200 mph for 55 minutes straight to do that. Assuming a 10 minute pit stop to gas and change drivers, you'd have to average a little over 219 mph for 50 minutes. So why am I not buying this??? Maybe on the Autobahn or on a closed, high speed NASCAR track. But on a US highway?? Maybe your gauges read in kilometers.

    Not putting your car down. It is, no doubt, a spectacular car; probably one of the best ever. But the story just doesn't make sense.
     
  23. ^@#&

    ^@#& F1 World Champ
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    soo Bart, what have you been drinking this time?
     
  24. Frank_C

    Frank_C Formula 3
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    Too much rationalization........

    1. it's a nice car.

    2. because I can.

    3. why not?
     
  25. Tifoso Ferrari

    Tifoso Ferrari Formula Junior

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    I drive it because I've broken my a** for nearly 20yrs in an industry whose mathematical equivalency is that of dog years, ie, 140yrs.

    Damn it, I deserve it!
     

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