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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by PSk, Jan 20, 2004.
I have stolen Adnaan's post from www.tomyang.net, but follow the links:
Where are these cars now?
I want the 250LM! and/or the 312T5 (or 4)!!!, I'm not fussy
I cannot believe that this has not caused a stir!!!. Is this old news to you guys and girls or something?
i think someone posted them on the article about the Ferraris in the Florida Barn. Still very interresting stuff though.http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6214&page=2
Yes, in three ways. First of all, all of this took place a long time ago. Secondly, that article is over twelve years old and, lastly, Steve Adnaan posted those on Tom's site after seeing them here on F-chat:
The author is right, truth is stranger than fiction... That's just bugged out...
On a somewhat unrelated note, I have that issue somewehere in my house. I remember there was an article on future Ferrari's, with artist renderings and speculative info. Just curious if any of those ever came to be, I don't remember what was in the article, just that it was in there.
I've got that magazine right here. It's the Road & Track special Ferrari edition that came out in the 1991. My scanner's not operational now or else I would scan the cover and post it. One of those "new" models was tentatively designated the "GTO 2000" with an artist's rendering. From the looks and description of it, maybe this is what the eventual F-60 become, but it's hard to believe they were thinking that far ahead back in 1991. It's described with a "quad turbo V8, active suspension, non-pneumatic tires, aned computer generated ride height. Top speed, 230 mph."
Another one they mention is yet another incarnation of a 512. However, from the description and artist's rendering, I think this is what eventually became the 456 with its front engine V-12 and 2+2 seating.
Also interesting is that Ferrari was thinking about creating an all-wheel drive prototype called the 408, but they quashed that idea because "current thinking sugests that centrally mounted engines obviate the need for all-wheel drive".
Finally, the last one mentioned (or at least pictured) is a model the magazine calls the "Dino 2000", a V-6 runabout. Maybe this is what morphed into the 355 "
There's a lot more in the mag, including the aforementioned article about all those old Ferrari's locked away in that barn.