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Old 02-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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There will always be a market for front engine Ferraris

Even if they don't handle as well as mid engine ones, people buy front engine Ferrari cars because of the way they look.
Strangely enough it has been easier to get more raw power and even top speeds out of front engine Ferraris.

Lamborghini, Pagani, Koenigsegg should get back to how mid-engine began Transverse mid engines like in the Lamborghini Miura
It allows a longer nose, and longer noses sell big. Maybe because it clearly depicts a man intention with women?

Miura long nose


Mercedes SLR McLaren and Lexus LFA look so good because they have long noses.

They can even use twin transverse engines ala Cizetta V16 to move engine backwards even between the rear wheels while allowing for an actually longer gearbox.
Thus avoiding V12+ developing costs by just taking to V6 or even small V8s from lesser cars and just tuning them.



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Old 02-07-2014, 03:43 PM
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Strangely enough it has been easier to get more raw power and even top speeds out of front engine Ferraris.
Yes, I think the LaFerrari is far too slow.

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Old 02-10-2014, 04:11 PM
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IMO long nose cars age better

Jag XK120


Jag E type


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Old 02-11-2014, 12:31 AM
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GT40 and Miura have aged quite nicely too....
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:01 AM
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The success of FR Ferraris throughout the ages has less to do with the length of its.. nose.. and more to do with overall styling and engineering wonderfulness. Personally I felt the the 550 and 575 were a step back both in terms of style and desireability from the superlative 512TR. In fact, given the keys, I'd have a 512TR over a 599. The F12 would give me pause though, for sure.
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Personally I felt the the 550 and 575 were a step back both in terms of style and desireability from the superlative 512TR. In fact, given the keys, I'd have a 512TR over a 599.
Too much Don Johnson, I think.

I'll go with a lightly modified Corvette. Long nose and all.
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Too much Don Johnson, I think.

I'll go with a lightly modified Corvette. Long nose and all.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:07 AM
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Yes, I think the LaFerrari is far too slow.

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Not the California
The F12

BTW the F12 gas engine has almost the power of the LaFerrari at a fraction of the price.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:13 AM
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This one didn't age well at all.
Not even among racecars.
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