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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:23 PM
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As long as we're talking shoot-outs, here's my competition for the 512TR:


(I know the F40 was more the peer of the 959, but I just love the 512TR)

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:52 PM
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The 360 is a road car for me. I think that's where it shines. I want it to be as nice as it can be and still kick ass. I want some carpet.

That's exactly how i feel about the 997.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:25 PM
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(I know the F40 was more the peer of the 959, but I just love the 512TR)

The 959's peer is the 288 GTO. Both the 959 and 288 GTO were designed for Goup B.

The 288 GTO evolved into the GTO Evoluzione, which evolved into the F40.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:18 PM
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While both have their origins in the spirit of gruppe B (the Ferrari never competed, the Porsche only barely), as production street cars they are not equals. Although the 288 GTO has a good power to weight ratio, it cannot touch the 959. Only the successor to the 288 GTO, the F40 can keep up with or surpass the Porsche.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
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I've always wanted a Magnum P.I. 308 since I can remember. They're just old now, so a 328 might do the trick. Not as much machine as some of the newer cars, but I loved the look.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
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I know I'm going to get laughed at for this, but for some reason I really like the Mondial T.


I realize full well that it's basically a Ferrari that can't walk the walk, but I still really love it and I think it would make an awesome cruiser. Basically it's the Ferrari I *might* actually someday own. It's well built and reliable and good looking. Basically it's a total poseurmobile for people who can't afford their dream cars, but at least it's not as common place as a 308 or 328.

Go ahead and make fun of me.
I deserve it.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Damn, a Mondial? Didn't that shit come with Ferrari luggage?

You like Ferraris more than I had thought. I always figured you for a Ferrari hater. I hate the Mondial but if you love the Mondial, you definitely have some Ferrari Love inside of you.

My "realistic" Ferrari when I was growing up was the 328 GTB:

http://www.autodrome-cannes.com/ferrari_328gtb.htm

I've never liked the GTS because all of my "dream" Ferraris are berlinettas. The 512 BB, the Testarossa, the F40, the 288 GTO, the Enzo, and so on are Berlinettas. The convertibles and spyders looked gay to me.

I haven't seen a 308 or 328 in quite a while. I can't help but wonder what my reaction would be if I saw one today. Would I still want one? Or would the car look dated and cheesy today? I'm not sure.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:17 PM
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This is interesting.

I always wondered what it would look like if a 328 GTS owner painted the targa top. Actually, it looks pretty damn good:

http://www.robbiesdetailing.com/clients/Ferrari328.jpg
http://www.robbiesdetailing.com/clients/Ferrari3282.jpg
http://www.robbiesdetailing.com/clients/Ferrari3284.jpg

I'm not digging the wannabe F40 pedals but the car looks great with the targa top painted like that. It's no GTB but I think it looks a lot better than the standard GTS.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Damn, check this out. Homeboy is stylin with 328 GTB:

http://iwao.dip.jp/daradara/archives..._02_10_001.jpg
http://iwao.dip.jp/daradara/archives..._02_10_003.jpg

Beautiful ride. But then he's got some fucking Shaggy D.A. action on the seat:

http://iwao.dip.jp/daradara/archives..._02_10_002.jpg

Why do people do this shit?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:37 PM
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I'm curious, why would you take the Porsche "hands down" ?

Should of clarified. In a car that I would be driving on the road and track on a regular basis, I would much prefer the Porsche. I just find it more comfortable for a vehicle that may serve as a daily driver. Plus, I just love the styling of the 997.

And, as Jack said, I want some damn carpet.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:41 PM
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I've always wanted a Magnum P.I. 308 since I can remember. They're just old now, so a 328 might do the trick. Not as much machine as some of the newer cars, but I loved the look.


Ron, here's a 308 you can buy:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ferra...spagenameZWDVW

I see that car on the road pretty regularly. Its up in Cumming.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 06:38 PM
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In a car that I would be driving on the road and track on a regular basis, I would much prefer the Porsche. I just find it more comfortable for a vehicle that may serve as a daily driver.

I can't imagine either one of these cars being used as a daily driver.

I could care less how these cars preform as daily drivers. For me, it's all about passion. A car like this would be a toy, something to take on a sunday drive or the occasional track day.

I don't want sensible and practical, i want passion and lust.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 06:57 PM
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 08:29 PM
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"italian trash, i only steal porsches"




lame movie, but lot's of good porsche porn.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 08:41 PM
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As Bruno said.... passion and lust.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Lots of opera love here, so crank up the volume when you peep the building of a Ferrari engine:

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:10 PM
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Almost as good as the tour of the Heckler & Koch factory:

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Old January 23rd, 2008, 04:54 AM
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I haven't seen a 308 or 328 in quite a while. I can't help but wonder what my reaction would be if I saw one today. Would I still want one? Or would the car look dated and cheesy today? I'm not sure.

Nothing cheesy about it, just sweet Italian goodness.

I see one regularly here in town, blue with tan interior and targa roof 328 GTSi. The 328/308 is tiny. I mean, smaller than you would think, at least to me. But the sound and the look are classics in my opinion. I actually got to drive one once in college, a 328. Hard to drive as the shifting must be very precise through the gate. But it was a pleasure no doubt about it.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Lots of opera love here, so crank up the volume when you peep the building of a Ferrari engine:


Awesome. Like Bruno said, its about passion and lust. Ferraris have it, Porsche's don't. I appreciate Porsches for what they are, but when it comes to the whole experience, Ferraris are where its at.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 02:08 PM
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My entry is the Yellow Bird to this competition.



I first liked Porsche. Then I heard about RUF. I lived in the Dallas area for so long and didn't even know that there was the RUF Auto Centre in my backyard. These are nice. The Yellow Bird wow.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 07:57 PM
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I just don't feel it on that Big Bird. It feels "aftermarket" to me.

OK, to change the subject, am I crazy for wanting one of these?:







I feel it on that Exige S.

Big time.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:33 PM
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I have not seen, nor driven, the Exige S. However the Elise Sport (or maybe it is an "Elise" vs. the "Elise Touring" I can't remember) is a great little car. A little low on power but as soon as the road gets twisty you forget all about that. And with the Toyota derived powerplant it should be relatively reliable for years to come.

My Dad has one and has the Lotus super charger retrofit kit on order.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:11 PM
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I feel it on that Exige S.

Big time.


perhaps.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
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I can't imagine either one of these cars being used as a daily driver.

I could care less how these cars preform as daily drivers. For me, it's all about passion. A car like this would be a toy, something to take on a sunday drive or the occasional track day.

I don't want sensible and practical, i want passion and lust.

I know several people who DD a GT3, and one who drives a GT3RS daily.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:18 PM
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I've spent a good amount of time behind the wheel of an Exige S on the track. It is a BLAST.
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