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Beth Stackpole
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Object of desire
Beth Stackpole   5/23/2012 7:05:07 AM
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There is definitely an allure and a mystique to the Ferrai brand. I rode in one once and it was an exhilarating experience. Nice job of providing background on the history of the company and the manufacturing and engineering processes to produce these cars. I'm wondering given the energy and expense Ferrai put into pulling together a sophisticated green production facility if they have plans to put any of that sustainability muscle into their car design. My guess is not because Ferrai owners likely care more about horsepower and performance.

naperlou
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Re: Object of desire
naperlou   5/23/2012 9:50:40 AM
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Sylvie, nice article. I have always been enamored of Ferraris.  I saw a Dino in  London when I was a teenager and it was really something.  Besides the beauty of the designs, the sophistication of the engines was always impressive.  As for Beth's question about eco-friendly cars, that depends.  I understand that in Formula 1 they are using electric boost (sort of a mild hybrid).  So, if it becomes something that is used in Formula 1, you should see it in a Ferrari.

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Re: Object of desire
KingDWS   5/23/2012 5:42:25 PM
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I'm still saving my lunch money for one :-) There was an older 1978 308 for sale in town for $22k! Problem was it was robins eg blue, just wasn't right for my cheap look at me mid life crisis.

naperlou
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Re: Object of desire
naperlou   5/23/2012 7:26:15 PM
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I definately want a 12 cylinder.  What really gets my attention is the Testa Rosa.  I want one.

naperlou
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Re: Object of desire
naperlou   5/23/2012 7:26:16 PM
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I definately want a 12 cylinder.  What really gets my attention is the Testa Rosa.  I want one.

KingDWS
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Re: Object of desire
KingDWS   5/23/2012 7:52:11 PM
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Yup something about a overhead cam v12 at full throttle. Funny thing is even their v8s sound pretty good. Maybe have to start saving other peoples lunch money as well. I'm quite willing to skip on the matching luggage for the 599 if this will get it sooner :-)

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Re: Object of desire
Charles Murray   5/23/2012 8:56:53 PM
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Maybe I missed it in the story, Beth, but I believe Ferrari is developing a 900-HP, V-12 hybrid. I don't know if that will be considered "sustainable'...

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Object of desire
Beth Stackpole   5/24/2012 7:37:18 AM
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A Ferrai hybrid--that's something to see. I can admire the beauty and history of the cars and while not a car enthusiast, I can see where the elegance and power of the engine design would be an allure. Still, the Ferrai and all of these out-of-reach (sorry guys) performance cars seem a little over done.

Mike the Bike
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Re: Object of desire
Mike the Bike   5/24/2012 10:25:59 AM
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The "hybrid" car you are referring to is the Enzo replacement I think. Some prototypes are due out early next year, or a little before that. The technology is supposed to be similar to the formula 1 KER's unit, but I can't comment on that. F1 (racing) cars use regenerative energy (KER's) to charge batteries, these can be discharged directly into the crankshaft via a motor generator unit to enhance the powewr for over taking, but only at a specific rate of discharge. On to the article. Alas the engine on the first page of the article is a V8 and not as labled a V12, also it's a formula 1 motor and not a road car engine as the title leads the reader to belive. Having said that, it's interesting to read an "outsiders" perception of what Ferrari is like. Oh and if you have to ask how much the new Enzo costs, you'll get the Rolls-Royce answer; "if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it."

PizzaEater
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Liquid nitrogen boils at minus 196 Celsius
PizzaEater   5/24/2012 10:28:56 AM
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I assume you meant the valve seat is cooled with liquid nitrogen to minus 196 Celsius.

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