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Author Topic: Ferrari 599GTO  (Read 2243 times)

Offline Philbe

Re: Ferrari 599GTO
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2010, 02:15:21 AM »
very nice, but I'll have a DBS instead......in black... :D

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Re: Ferrari 599GTO
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2010, 11:31:07 AM »
Claw_grrrl has always insisted on black. It's her favorite color. When we restored her 67 Grand Prix, it made doing the bodywork a real pain. That black shows ANY little flaw!  :swoon:

yeah Cossie, the one advantage of black is that it does show up shoddy panel/paint work and in so doing sorts the 'men from the boys'.

btw, tremendous work in rescuing the Grand Prix from the crusher...pity ya lady does not have more sense of colour though!  :tease:  :P
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Re: Ferrari 599GTO
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2010, 12:30:58 PM »
Oh Sennaman, how I wish I could get the chance to prove you wrong. I suppose you do as well as you would get your dream car too.

I'll make you a deal. If I am ever in the position to purchase both cars (not likely, but I can dream) I will fly you to the UK, hire Silverstone and we can have a day of fun, Ferrari v McLaren.  :yahoo:
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what a marvellously generous idea David - cheaper to rent - and it would be fun too but I am afraid you would come a very distant second.

however, we could swap cars and the McLaren would still be the faster track car 

the reason I can confidently say this is:
(a)
the 599 GTO weighs in at a very portly 1605kg whereas the McLaren weighs 1300 kgs. That is the equivalent of having four people weighing an average of 76.25 kgs each in your car plus you as the driver. The extra weight is a lap time track/tyre killer especially in the twisty bits.

[Just for this argument I am assuming you and I weigh say 80-85 kgs.]
(b)
unladen power to weight ratio of the Ferrari is 0.42 BHP/Kg whereas the McLaren is significanly almost 10% higher at 0.46 BHP/Kg [btw McLaren has 158 BHP/Litre - Ferrari 112 BHP/litre]

and I will never drive a black car let alone own one!
 
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Re: Ferrari 599GTO
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2010, 12:34:13 PM »
very nice, but I'll have a DBS instead......in black... :D

sacrilege you Philistine!  :sick:

fortunately most owners choose colours that suit the character of the car!!!
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Offline Willy

Re: Ferrari 599GTO
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2010, 02:28:33 AM »
Sign me up!!
My desktop picture is a beautiful Burgundy Wine Red 599 with tan leather interior.


 


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