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    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    The 599 is awesome!

    "the GTB Fiorano is a car that renders the SLR redundant and questions the need to reach any further up the supercar ladder"

    Says it all.

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    Rossi said:
    The 599 is awesome!

    "the GTB Fiorano is a car that renders the SLR redundant and questions the need to reach any further up the supercar ladder"

    Says it all.



    Not to take anything away from the 599, but the SLR still holds the upper hand when it comes to road presence. And are not British journalist known to rarely be understating a subject

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    elysium said:
    Quote:
    Rossi said:
    The 599 is awesome!

    "the GTB Fiorano is a car that renders the SLR redundant and questions the need to reach any further up the supercar ladder"

    Says it all.



    Not to take anything away from the 599, but the SLR still holds the upper hand when it comes to road presence. And are not British journalist known to rarely be understating a subject



    Sorry, I think the SLR is butt-ugly.

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    the 599 is one of the best; if not the best; car i have ever driven... its flawless. agree with rossi, the slr is butt ugly

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    Quote:
    Rossi said:
    Quote:
    elysium said:
    Quote:
    Rossi said:
    The 599 is awesome!

    "the GTB Fiorano is a car that renders the SLR redundant and questions the need to reach any further up the supercar ladder"

    Says it all.



    Not to take anything away from the 599, but the SLR still holds the upper hand when it comes to road presence. And are not British journalist known to rarely be understating a subject



    Sorry, I think the SLR is butt-ugly.



    To each his own I guess, luckily there are still some things we don't quantify and try to find logical reasons for

    I've adored the SLR since I first saw the prototype pictures , and with the roadster it was all rekindled

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    This review is very similar to all other reviews. The 599 blows away the competition. I cannot wait to see what the 430 replacement will be like considering the 599 substantial improvement over the 575.

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    nberry said:
    This review is very similar to all other reviews. The 599 blows away the competition. I cannot wait to see what the 430 replacement will be like considering the 599 substantial improvement over the 575.



    430 replacement?

    I'm drooling for the 430LP & the F60. I can't imagine what Ferrari is conjuring up with those 2 cars especially the F60!

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    599 is clearly one of world's greatest 2-3 cars today ...but know several 599 owners in SF/Greenwich/Lond who are eagerly looking fwd to doing back-to-backs vs their CL63/65 on their favorite roads ....we shall see ....ultimately, jaded guys know they are mere amateur drivers using public roads where one's risk tolerances are often lim by ineptness of oncoming drivers in twisties .....suspect CL63/65 will win the battle of passive safety confidence vs 599 on public twisties.....the real world of those (even w/pvt planes/NetJets) w/less time than money to set up periodic private closed track driving sessions in Podunk US/UK/Germany.....

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    elysium said:

    Not to take anything away from the 599, but the SLR still holds the upper hand when it comes to road presence.



    Only if you're Batman.

    Gary

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    My favourite quote is:
    "We'll spare the 911 Turbo the ignominy of comparaison times, because the truth is that Ferrari has moved the game onto another level"

    Seriously though, I was eagerly waiting for Autocar full road test as they are very detailed and accurate.

    0 to 60 in 3.55 secs is amazing for such a huge car and to my surprise, it weighs less than Ferrari official figure:
    1638 kgs instead of 1690 kgs!
    Times are changing...

    Can't wait for mine!

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    Gary(SF) said:
    Quote:
    elysium said:

    Not to take anything away from the 599, but the SLR still holds the upper hand when it comes to road presence.



    Only if you're Batman.

    Gary



    Sshhh, don't want them to find out

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    Fanch said:
    My favourite quote is:
    "We'll spare the 911 Turbo the ignominy of comparaison times, because the truth is that Ferrari has moved the game onto another level"




    Without having read the article I am inclined to say that this could be my favorite quote as well

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    My favourite quote is:
    "We'll spare the 911 Turbo the ignominy of comparaison times, because the truth is that Ferrari has moved the game onto another level"

    Seriously though, I was eagerly waiting for Autocar full road test as they are very detailed and accurate.

    0 to 60 in 3.55 secs is amazing for such a huge car and to my surprise, it weighs less than Ferrari official figure:
    1638 kgs instead of 1690 kgs!
    Times are changing...

    Can't wait for mine!



    What makes the quote so compelling is that Autocar is as pro-Porsche as you will find in any auto magazine. They are right up there with CAR Magazine which embarrassingly has its head up Porsche's rear end.

    Fanch, you are in for a real treat.

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

    Have I missed something? When did the 911 Turbo become a 599 GTB competitor? It's only what, half the price? Probably a quarter the price in the USA.

    Autocar has been spared the ignominy for not printing such a ridiculous comparison.

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    Can't wait for mine!



    I can imagine.

    When is it coming?

    Re: 599 GTB tested in Autocar

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    zzboba said:
    Quote:
    Can't wait for mine!



    I can imagine.

    When is it coming?



    In theory, another 20 months!!!
    The waiting list is officially 24 months, but I am very hopeful I'll be driving it early next year if not even earlier
    I'll keep you posted.

     
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