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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Johns, Nov 3, 2003.
I can't remember who originally posted this
Is that white stuff on the ground snow?
I would drive the 360 in the snow, with traction control on, and if the snow was less than 5" deep. Might be stupid, but I'd try.
Mark; great picture!
Sharif: looks like you were having a bit of fun with DSC off...
I'd drive the Kubang in the snow.
I'm sure you've all gone mad
Ferrari in the snow????
Youv'e gone completely crazy.
I'm going back you the UK board.
Get some piece and quiet over there.
What snow?...I thought someone had just turned off the traction control
totaly agree with you. Its fun and always a beautiful red/white contrast;-)
I suppose you'll be wanting a four wheel drive Ferrari next.
A Ferrari SUV
A Ferrari Cheyanne
I don't think so......Leave that to Porcker.
What next a Ferrari people carrier !!!!
Come on guys get with the program.
Sunny days, Windows down, long country roads, wind in your hair;
Got the picture.
Although I have to admit.
The red and white comb does look good Wolfgang
Lots and lots of fun
This parking lot at school is huge with no obstructions, no cars etc. I had the pilot sports on that day, I took the dsc off and did 360's and slid all over the place.
It already happened with the Kubang. So in short, yes I would drive a Ferrari in the snow.
Hi ho. Hi ho. It's off to work I go. ..... In the snow.
Hey ! I'm a poet and didn't know it.
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"But your feet show it. They're Longfellows". j/k
When it comes to driving in the snow, weight distribution is more important than AWD. Between the Ferrari and the Alfa, I'd pick the Ferrari for snow ... that is, if I didn't have the EVO for the winter.
Sure Ferrari's can be driven in snow. Have you guys ever seen those old ralleys in snow? Just need the right driving skills, and no other people on the road, cause a lot of people don't have those skills.
Someone who drives their Ferrari in the snow either: 1) Has so much money they don't know what to do with it all and therefore should send me some. or: 2) Should have waited to buy their Ferrari until they could afford a second practical vehicle.
What would be the point anyway. It's not like it would be a fun drive.
I don't drive mine in the rain never mind the snow. The thought of a nice F-car with sand and salt all over it gives me the eebee jeebees!
My snow vehicle is a 1 ton GMC 4X4.
Simple answer.............NO! Unless the snow was on the grass and not on the road.
If it weren't for the salt I would love to try it out. With my previous cars I used to go to a huge shopping mall parking place and to hand brake turn after hand brake turn. Would love to do that with the Ferrari, but these darn salt trucks hit the roads the first snow flake is about to touch down.
BTW: I have seen some official Ferrari photographs of the 288 GTO surrounded by a snowy landscape. Although none on the roads.
Having driven almost every 911 and 928 that I have ever owned in the snow I would say....why not ?
Now....having said that...I DO NOT plan to drive my TR (when I buy it) in the snow as my intention is to keep it.
At least as far as a 360 goes, I think it's wise to stay out of the snow. No, not because I'm uberanal and care about salt and stuff (an underbody wash will take care of that nicely), but the real issue is traction and, ultimately, SAFETY.
Last I checked TireRack (and do correct me if I'm wrong here), the only tires available for a 360 are the Bridgestone S-02s, Goodyear Eagle F1s, and Michelin Pilot Sports, all of which are classified as "Max Performance Summer" tires.
If any of you have ever tried to drive a Max Perf. Summer tire in snow, you know it's not fun. The rubber compounds in those tires get brittle when the temp goes <40 deg, and brittle = no traction.
By the time my 308 gets out of the shop, I probably wont have a choice
I couldn't conceive of it. I don't even drive mine in the rain. With the 10'+ of snow we've gotten here recently for the past few winters, it can be hard enough even with 4-wheel drive. of course, a good road salt bath doesn't work real well aluminum.
mr napolis...... YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!
those that live in "snow country" i guess i could see it but the salt and danger of hurting the car would make me nuts. i have only seen snow once.... on vacation...... in IOWA (dont ask..... (( girl))...) but i dont think i would have the skills to keep from squashing the car and myself into a large red mess( at least we would match)
i vote " no in the snow"
What about the short lived Ferrari 408, a 348 with 4 wheel drive?
If they make a Ferrari SUV, I will personally dig up Enzo, and crap in his grave.
Drove one hour to Denver on Thursday in light snow and sleet to have the radiator looked over at the dealer. Took it easy, but the car handles well in the wet. When I got there, the front end was iced over. Of course, it took a while to clean it up on Saturday.
My truck has mud terrain tires, which are not so good in icey conditions, as well as a light back end when in 2WD at highway speeds. Great in real snow, but the Ferrari has a better center of gravity and better tires for ice and light rain.