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    Re: Aventador and SV

    @caryphile: you've outdone yourself with this paint ,  even in pictures and in the shade it already looks phenomenal !! Many many congrats on another great addition to your epic stable.

    @Iain : we need to talk about your new avatar, update us on that situation smiley


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Lars997:

    @Carphile

    Oh my goshhhh - what a car! This is the utmost supercar! AMAZING spec, excellent color. This thing looks like from another planet!

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone SmileySmiley.

    @Lars997 - that's exactly how id describe the SV's looks  - just like a spaceship has landed on earth Smiley


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    Great color combo on a unique car, simply amazing, congrats Carphile , I wish you many happy miles driving this beast and all your other exotic cars Smiley


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    crayphile:
    Lars997:

    @Carphile

    I'm liking this @Carphile moniker  - don't know why it didn't occur to me sooner Smiley.

    @RC is it possible to change to this without re-registering and messing up all the postings history?


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    crayphile:
    crayphile:
    Lars997:

    @Carphile

    I'm liking this @Carphile moniker  - don't know why it didn't occur to me sooner Smiley.

    @RC is it possible to change to this without re-registering and messing up all the postings history?

    You mean changing your user name but keeping all the old posts for the new user name? Should be possible. Just send me a PM and I will try to do my best.


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    what a car!!!!!!!!!!!!1 amazing .....just would like the hear the beast scream....record it ones..and post it..

    have fun with it


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    automotive art at its best.....congrats


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    Enmanuel:

    .....  @Iain : we need to talk about your new avatar, update us on that situation smiley

    It's just an outdated, old tech Ferrari I bought a while back Smiley


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    ISUK:
    Enmanuel:

    .....  @Iain : we need to talk about your new avatar, update us on that situation smiley

    It's just an outdated, old tech Ferrari I bought a while back Smiley

    While I immensely appreciate your humbleness, not even you could downplay an F50. I remember he purchase but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see more of how that beauty is doing these days. 


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    F50 is super rare. That said, I was never big on its styling. Feels too Hotwheels for me with the curves. I'm more of an F40 guy.

    That said, I won't turn down a chance to drive one, should off it to your RT brethren ;)

    What do they sell for these days anyway?


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    ISUK:
    Enmanuel:

    .....  @Iain : we need to talk about your new avatar, update us on that situation smiley

    It's just an outdated, old tech Ferrari I bought a while back Smiley

    Smiley Now I guess I have two reasons to visit the UK...you and Futch. Smiley And of course visiting the godparents of my kids, they live in the UK as well. Smiley


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    The F50 is very rare in comparison to the F40 with 349 examples built versus over 1200 for the earlier car. I originally was not a fan of the styling but have to confess that was based largely upon photo's of the car as opposed to actual experience of the design in person. I believe the styling is starting to mature gracefully now and the once comically huge rear wing is now something of an era defining styling signature as it's like will never be seen again with modern active aero changing things completely. When you stand next to the car it has a presence that is unrivalled and it looks more like a refugee from Le Mans than a road legal super car. There are absolutely no frills of any kind on it with it's sole purpose being focused on speed and driver involvement. It has no radio, manual wind up windows, column stalks that look like they have come out of a Fiat Ritmo/Lancia Delta, air vents from a series one Alfa 33, a fairly cramped cabin etc but absolutely none of this matters when you fire up that V12.

    It was a bit misunderstood when new as it didn't blitz the performance of it's older sibling the F40 but offered a totally different experience to that car in the way it's power is delivered and the way the layout mimics an F1 car with the engine and gearbox providing structural support for the rear axle and suspension. Prices have risen quite a lot in the last 18 months or so with cars here in the UK now being around £1.2 - 1.3m and US examples selling for up to $2.5m. They are still undervalued compared to the F40 and later Enzo (rarity alone compared to those two should make them more valuable) but will surely continue to rise as more collectors look to complete the full set of Ferrari supercars - 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo and LF.

    It holds it's own against the LF when sat side by side. Here is mine - sadly the LF belongs to someone else smiley

    DSC03759.JPG


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    That's a huge Delta in GBP/USD cars given the much lower exchange rate now. Aren't these old enough to import into the US without having to pass emissions and safety stuff? I thought it just had to be 20 years old, but maybe I'm mistaken.


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    crayphile:
    crayphile:
    Lars997:

    @Carphile

    I'm liking this @Carphile moniker  - don't know why it didn't occur to me sooner Smiley.

    @RC is it possible to change to this without re-registering and messing up all the postings history?

    SmileySmiley shows the best  my level of attention. Sorry for messing up your name! Happy you found something new !Smiley


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    I think it's 21 years before you can import a European market car to the US under the EPA rules. The US cars have a few differences to the Euro models and only 55 US models were delivered hence why prices there are strong. Once the Euro cars are able to be imported I'd expect prices on them to rise accordingly.

     


    Re: Aventador and SV

    I adore the F50 ISUK, didn't know you had one. Few (if any) cars sound better in my opinion.

    These are incredible:

    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/1996-ferrari-f50-gt-one-three--

     

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    Re: Aventador and SV

    Thanks for the update and insights Iain. I've always loved the F50 exactly because of how "hot wheels" it is, I mean the timing of this car did coincide to when I was buying hot wheels like crazy. 


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Enmanuel:

    Thanks for the update and insights Iain. I've always loved the F50 exactly because of how "hot wheels" it is, I mean the timing of this car did coincide to when I was buying hot wheels like crazy. 

    Saw a F40 a week or so ago...what a street presence, love this car. Never sat or drove in a F50 though...


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    RC:
    Enmanuel:

    Thanks for the update and insights Iain. I've always loved the F50 exactly because of how "hot wheels" it is, I mean the timing of this car did coincide to when I was buying hot wheels like crazy. 

    Saw a F40 a week or so ago...what a street presence, love this car. Never sat or drove in a F50 though...

    Haven't had the chance with the F50 either, actually I don't think I've even seen one in person. I did sit on an F40 once, it was glorious. 


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    When I drove my GT4 last year at Spa, this guy was on the track with me (some kind of real F40 Spider Le Mans racing version) - sounded phenomenal!  I originally thought it was an F50 (but zoomed in on the fender decal below to see F40 LM)...

    F50 LM Spider.JPG


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    In the spirit of straying off topic on RT here are a couple more pics of my 50. The engine shot shows the racing set up of the suspension quite well.

    DSC00850.jpg

    DSC03764.JPG


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Love it!  kiss  Basically an F1 V12 Smiley


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    I guess that F40 is this thing:
    http://jalopnik.com/5159398/the-story-of-the-ferrari-f40-lm-that-lost-its-top

    Can't imagine chopping the roof was good for the rigidity of it.


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Interesting - thanks for posting!


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    Grant:

    Love it!  kiss  Basically an F1 V12 Smiley

    A detuned 60-valve V12.

    When the lousy cats are removed, it's pure F1 music on the streets

     


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Holy Crap!


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    Re: Aventador and SV

    Nice shots @ISUK Smiley. I've driven a friend's F50 with a tubi exhaust and it is indeed a visceral experience, and the sound - well I think its what Armageddon must be like Smiley


    Re: Aventador and SV

    I feel rather proud of myself for so successfully derailing this thread. 

    smiley


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Enmanuel:

    I feel rather proud of myself for so successfully derailing this thread. 

    smiley

    OK  - back on track....

    DSC_8541.jpg


    Re: Aventador and SV

    Dude angel


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