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    F40 and 599 GTB commercial

    Found this on supercars.net... supposedly, they're making a commercial with the F40 and the 599 GTB in Las Vegas...

    http://www.rideroom.com/news_comments.php?id=1004

    What strikes me is the size of the 599 compared to the F40. Can'r wait for the video!

    As always, the 599 is absolutely stunning...

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    I love the 599, it's a very nice car, but if I had to choose between these two, .............. I would take the F40 !!

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    That color on the 599 looks pretty elegant and aggressive at the same time.

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    this is the new color of ferrari... called Rosso Monza

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    Aisxos said:
    this is the new color of ferrari... called Rosso Monza


    Very beautiful Deep red

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    Some more: http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/cars/ferrari_599gtb.asp

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    assman!!! said:
    What strikes me is the size of the 599 compared to the F40.



    Yup, it's a shame how big the cars have become. The 599 is 10cm longer than the 575. Everyone who has ever driven a 575 knows, that this wasn't a very small car already...

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    Rossi said:
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    assman!!! said:
    What strikes me is the size of the 599 compared to the F40.





    Yup, it's a shame how big the cars have become. The 599 is 10cm longer than the 575. Everyone who has ever driven a 575 knows, that this wasn't a very small car already...



    Damn the politicians... and large Americans Just kidding!

    But seriously, stricter and stricter legislation is going to ruin performance car market.

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    Great pics, it's crazy how bad a 599 GTB Fiorano would beat up on a F40 now....

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    Cool pics thanks!
    The 599 looks rather fat next to the legendary F40!
    Mind you, so does a 997 next to a 993.

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    BluCamSS said:
    Great pics, it's crazy how bad a 599 GTB Fiorano would beat up on a F40 now....


    I'm not too sure about that. The F40 was a FAR lighter car (around 2,500 lbs I think) and had quite alot of torque to go with the 478hp. I think the F40 could be the faster car on some tracks...

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    Grant said:
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    BluCamSS said:
    Great pics, it's crazy how bad a 599 GTB Fiorano would beat up on a F40 now....


    I'm not too sure about that. The F40 was a FAR lighter car (around 2,500 lbs I think) and had quite alot of torque to go with the 478hp. I think the F40 could be the faster car on some tracks...



    On a short track maybe. But on anything the 599 can really stretch its legs...forget about it. The F40 is giving up nearly 150hp.

    The car does 0-100kph in 3.7, this should give it a 1/4 mile time of 11.3-11.5 sec. Now, that would leave the F40 in the dust.

    The F40 was no doubt a spectacular car for its time and after nearly 20 years it still is, but, next to the 599, it looks some what like a kit car.

    How dare I

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    The F40 was a 11.8 quarter mile car, but it has terrible traction. The GTB probably has better early acceleration, but I'm betting from anywhere above 160kph the F40 is quicker.

    I mean the weight difference is big enough, but 478 is apparently a rather conservative figure. The 599 has modern engineering on its side, but with equal rubber my money is on the F40.

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    Check on the M5board. The F40 couldn't shake an 4000lbs M5 off its behind. With another 100hp: what do think the 599 could do?

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    To me the Ferrari F40 is the ultimate and most beautiful Ferrari, when it was released on the market it was the fastest in acceleration and top speed. Demand for this car was so high that people were paying up to FIVE times its retail price. It's a pure, raw sports car for the road. 478hp with 580nm of torque from a 2.9 liter tt v8 for 1987 is very impressive to say the least. I hope that Ferrari in the future make another lightweight turbocharged supercar. Using today's technology with tyres, suspension, chassis, engine, computers ect. ect. ect. They could build something very special.

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    HoboPie said:
    but I'm betting from anywhere above 160kph the F40 is quicker.




    No way, if anything the 599 would be BETTER there IMO.

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    I state this based on the fact that there are stretches there where the F40 can nearly match the Enzo and Mclaren F1(above 100mph). I know weight loses some of its importance, but I'm not betting on the 599s awesome aero efficiency either.

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    I state this based on the fact that there are stretches there where the F40 can nearly match the Enzo and Mclaren F1(above 100mph). I know weight loses some of its importance, but I'm not betting on the 599s awesome aero efficiency either.



    The F40 isn't matching anything with stock brakes.

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    Despite the brakes it's still a very fast track car, and when I said match I only meant in a straightline above 100mph.

    Here's a little snippet:

    Mike Olivella, who photographed the cars, commented: "At the staging area, they spent the entire time polishing and wiping down both cars. The F40 could blow the 599 away, but the F40 driver was careful to make it look like the 599 was every bit as powerful."

    I actually like the looks of the 599 and know it will impress in terms of performance, but I still think the F40 has it beat in most areas.

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    HoboPie said:
    Despite the brakes it's still a very fast track car, and when I said match I only meant in a straightline above 100mph.

    Here's a little snippet:

    Mike Olivella, who photographed the cars, commented: "At the staging area, they spent the entire time polishing and wiping down both cars. The F40 could blow the 599 away, but the F40 driver was careful to make it look like the 599 was every bit as powerful."

    I actually like the looks of the 599 and know it will impress in terms of performance, but I still think the F40 has it beat in most areas.



    The F40 has no chance against the the 599 above 100mph!! The F40 has a major power deficit!! You gotta use your head here.

    The last thing you want to do is rely on the words of a photographer.

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    The F40 is a well balanced and very agile car with almost zero road comforts that has whippet like reflexes.

    The 599 is a heavyweight GT road car with huge reserves of power, luxury and loads of technology assistance to help it overcome its weight, speed, handling and the resulting physics of its abilities.

    Wich is actually more fun? The F40.

    Wich is better to drive on a fast Continental journey?
    The 599.

    Its that Simple.

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    The last thing you want to do is rely on the words of a photographer.


    That's for sure!!!!
    Anyone who thinks the F40 can beat the 599 above 100 MPH isn't sane lol. Way to many variables.

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    assman!!! said:
    Found this on supercars.net... supposedly, they're making a commercial with the F40 and the 599 GTB in Las Vegas...

    http://www.rideroom.com/news_comments.php?id=1004

    What strikes me is the size of the 599 compared to the F40. Can'r wait for the video!

    As always, the 599 is absolutely stunning...

    lol you surf supercars.net too

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    CarreraGtRacer said:
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    assman!!! said:
    Found this on supercars.net... supposedly, they're making a commercial with the F40 and the 599 GTB in Las Vegas...

    http://www.rideroom.com/news_comments.php?id=1004

    What strikes me is the size of the 599 compared to the F40. Can'r wait for the video!

    As always, the 599 is absolutely stunning...

    lol you surf supercars.net too



    Ahhhhh YOU GOT ME

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    svtrader1 said:

    The F40 has no chance against the the 599 above 100mph!! The F40 has a major power deficit!! You gotta use your head here.

    The last thing you want to do is rely on the words of a photographer.



    From what I'd heard, at least of the European F40s the power output is just a tad... understated if you know what I mean.

    However, I'm ignoring all the basic stats and simply looking at some performance numbers.

    In more than one test the F40 gets from 160km/h to 260km/h in 12 seconds or less. That is quicker than several Enzo tests and quicker than all SLR and CGT tests that I know of. The 599 is going to be a smoker, but the F40 is for some reason actually more impressive above 100mph than it should be.

    The 599GTB weighs a little less than an SLR and has a very similar power output. It will likely perform in the same ballpark. The F40 also performs in that same ballpark, and perhaps even a little above it considering how it compares to the Enzo.

    If we are to believe the tests, of which there are several(Tests)for the 599GTB to approach the pace of the F40 it would need to be essentially as quick, if not quicker than an Enzo above 100mph.

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    HoboPie said:
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    svtrader1 said:

    The F40 has no chance against the the 599 above 100mph!! The F40 has a major power deficit!! You gotta use your head here.

    The last thing you want to do is rely on the words of a photographer.



    From what I'd heard, at least of the European F40s the power output is just a tad... understated if you know what I mean.

    However, I'm ignoring all the basic stats and simply looking at some performance numbers.

    In more than one test the F40 gets from 160km/h to 260km/h in 12 seconds or less. That is quicker than several Enzo tests and quicker than all SLR and CGT tests that I know of. The 599 is going to be a smoker, but the F40 is for some reason actually more impressive above 100mph than it should be.

    The 599GTB weighs a little less than an SLR and has a very similar power output. It will likely perform in the same ballpark. The F40 also performs in that same ballpark, and perhaps even a little above it considering how it compares to the Enzo.

    If we are to believe the tests, of which there are several(Tests)for the 599GTB to approach the pace of the F40 it would need to be essentially as quick, if not quicker than an Enzo above 100mph.



    The F40 would get wasted by an Enzo....I mean a CS beats it around Fiorano. A STOCK F40 would not take a 599 above 100 mph going but the stats I have seen so far....

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    Hehe, I don't mean around a track, just a short portion of acceleration between 100 and 160mph. It could be gearing I don't really know.

    I checked several of the tests from the link I provided and they all say the same thing for the F40(around 12 seconds for 160kph to 260kph). I think only one of the Enzo tests was comprehensive enough to actually compare the stat. Apparently in an early AMS test the F40 hit 300kph in just over 30 seconds. Not even close to the Enzo, but comparable to the SLR, and considering it's traction problems it says a lot about midrange acceleration.

    It's possible all the tests involved turning the magic boost knob, but I believe 3 of the tests confirm the F40s acceleration abilities.

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    HoboPie said:





    The 599GTB weighs a little less than an SLR and has a very similar power output. It will likely perform in the same ballpark. The F40 also performs in that same ballpark, and perhaps even a little above it considering how it compares to the Enzo.




    The SLR has a five speed Auto. The F40 has a clunky 5 speed manual. The 599 has the F1. THe 599 will perform near Enzo level.

    The bottom line is: the F40 can not match the 599 in a straight line.

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    svtrader1 said:


    The bottom line is: the F40 can not match the 599 in a straight line.


    Agreed.

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    svtrader1 said:
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    HoboPie said:

    The 599GTB weighs a little less than an SLR and has a very similar power output. It will likely perform in the same ballpark. The F40 also performs in that same ballpark, and perhaps even a little above it considering how it compares to the Enzo.




    The SLR has a five speed Auto. The F40 has a clunky 5 speed manual. The 599 has the F1. THe 599 will perform near Enzo level.

    The bottom line is: the F40 can not match the 599 in a straight line.



    I'm just saying that if 620bhp isn't enough for the SLR to walk away from the F40, I don't see how the 599GTB is going to be massively different. You could make the exact same arguments for the SLR that you can for the GTB, especially considering the torque advantage that the SLR has over the GTB, but somehow the F40 keeps up and actually out accelerates the SLR in some cases.

    Yes, the gearbox is rather quick on the GTB, but were are talking milliseconds here. I doubt we will ever have the perfect drag race we are looking for, but I think you are going to surprised when we match up the tests that eventually roll out.

     
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