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    Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Maranello, IT. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 1, 2004-- Ferrari has today
    announced what can only be described as a major change in their strategy.

    (....)"Production of the 360 replacement, the 420 Monza, has also been announced
    with first shipments due before the end of 2004. The 420 Monza is a 2+2
    seater, mid engine sports car based largely on the existing 360 Modena but
    powered by a 4.2 litre Maserati engine. Designed to be a volume production
    sports car, the addition of a small rear seat will enable it to better
    compete against the Porsche 911 line. Prices have been announced to start
    at around 190.000 euros."(...).

    That Ferrari photo from AutoCar doesnt look like Ferrari 2+2.

    Is this a April's fool joke??

    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

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    paulorangelmelo said:
    Maranello, IT. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 1, 2004-- Ferrari has today
    announced what can only be described as a major change in their strategy.

    (....)"Production of the 360 replacement, the 420 Monza, has also been announced
    with first shipments due before the end of 2004. The 420 Monza is a 2+2
    seater, mid engine sports car based largely on the existing 360 Modena but
    powered by a 4.2 litre Maserati engine. Designed to be a volume production
    sports car, the addition of a small rear seat will enable it to better
    compete against the Porsche 911 line. Prices have been announced to start
    at around 190.000 euros."(...).

    That Ferrari photo from AutoCar doesnt look like Ferrari 2+2.

    Is this a April's fool joke??

    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..



    2+2 in a mid engined car? Well, those backseats would be really "hot"

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Well, the 911 is a rear-engined 2+2 (although from the size of the seats, id call it a 2+1.5)

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Quote:
    Scuderia said:
    Well, the 911 is a rear-engined 2+2 (although from the size of the seats, id call it a 2+1.5)



    But rear engined means the rear seats aren't sitting right on the motor like it would be in the 420 (that's above the tranny in the 911), so it would be a toaster

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Why would they make a 2+2 they already have the Maserati that is a 2+2 V8. Why do they need 2 of them?

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Anybody know a 2+2 mid engined car? if its 2+2 then it has to be either rear or front engined, its either the engine or the rear seats. The closest thing would be a mid-engined 1+2 car: the McLaren F1

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Quote:
    Grant said:
    Quote:
    Scuderia said:
    Well, the 911 is a rear-engined 2+2 (although from the size of the seats, id call it a 2+1.5)



    But rear engined means the rear seats aren't sitting right on the motor like it would be in the 420 (that's above the tranny in the 911), so it would be a toaster



    I understand what you're saying, but i dont undetstand how they would fit everything in the car, it would have to be over two meters tall, if the seats were over the engine. I'd also imagine that vibration would be a major issue. I seriously doubt that ferrari will make its new V8 F420 (or whatever it is going to be) a 2+2, it would be exceedingly difficult, and. against ferrari tradition

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    The Mondial was a mid engined 2+2.

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Quote:
    sirlitro said:
    The Mondial was a mid engined 2+2.



    Oh, yeah, I forgot about that one, it had a mid-rear engine a friend of my father had one when I was a youngster. But they won't be doing that again after the results due to the difficulty of combining rear seats and mid-to-rear engine and transmisions, yielding high center of gravety and long wheelbase.

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Good morning.

    Well, maybe RC can give us a hand.

    Perhaps the back seats are just for decoration.

    Cheers.

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Quote:
    paulorangelmelo said:
    Good morning.

    Well, maybe RC can give us a hand.

    Perhaps the back seats are just for decoration.

    Cheers.



    I don't have any info on backseats but can't rule it out either. I just found the price tag of around 190000 Euro a bit exaggerated and I really doubt it. For that kind of money, the 420 is a no go.

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    This would be a MAJOR change, but there is a way to make a "mid-engined" 2+2 without burning the rear passengers. Do what mercedes/mclaren did with the SLR, put the engine infront of the cockpit, and give the car a very long wheelbase. I realize that this would not be good for virtually every aspect of performance, but neither is adding an extra two seats in the back.

    I think it is highly unlikely that the next V8 Ferrari will be a 2+2, but then again, who knows.....

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Thats the stupidest thing i have ever heard. If they make it 2+2 it will be, for me, less desirable. i love the fact that it is a pure 2 seater and doesn't try to pretend to be anything else.

    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    i agree E-man-- i'm sure this a 'Red herring' for the auto world right now, but a 2+2 360 could be a big mistake...


    following ferrari's 1st big mistake in years, the 612...



    Re: Modena sucessor a 2+2 seater???Today is April 2 right???

    Quote:
    paulorangelmelo said:
    Maranello, IT. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 1, 2004-- Ferrari has today
    announced what can only be described as a major change in their strategy.

    (....)"Production of the 360 replacement, the 420 Monza, has also been announced
    with first shipments due before the end of 2004. The 420 Monza is a 2+2
    seater, mid engine sports car based largely on the existing 360 Modena but
    powered by a 4.2 litre Maserati engine. Designed to be a volume production
    sports car, the addition of a small rear seat will enable it to better
    compete against the Porsche 911 line. Prices have been announced to start
    at around 190.000 euros."(...).

    That Ferrari photo from AutoCar doesnt look like Ferrari 2+2.

    Is this a April's fool joke??

    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..



    1st April....

    isn't this date known for something every year?

     
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