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Posted: 8/25/2010 5:51:49 AM EDT
I had the opportunity to drive a Ferrari F430 yesterday for about an hour. HOLY CHRIST!!! is that thing fast. Some say a car that cost more than a house is ridiculous. I say I want to sell my house to buy that car.

Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:05:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2010 6:06:28 AM EDT by RDTCU]

Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
I had the opportunity to drive a Ferrari F430 yesterday for about an hour. HOLY CHRIST!!! is that thing fast. Some say a car that cost more than a house is ridiculous. I say I want to sell my house to buy that car.

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/jharpphoto/IMG_4096.jpg

I got to sit in a 599GTB once....
And an acquaintance of my dad has a ~90 Testarossa.
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:08:17 AM EDT
Ok I am Jealous. The 360 Modena is my dream car.
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:10:34 AM EDT
The owner just casually tossed me the key and said "be back in an hour and don't hit anything" a couple of quick paddle shifts later and I was at the sound barrier.
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:18:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
The owner just casually tossed me the key and said "be back in an hour and don't hit anything" a couple of quick paddle shifts later and I was at the sound barrier.



Ferrari owners must be nuts because that is almost exactly what happened to me.



Link Posted: 8/25/2010 7:33:05 AM EDT
Don't you hate when that happens? :)
People can say all they want about spending a lot of money on a sports car, but once they drive one/ride in one they shut their mouth.

I myself prefer the older f-cars. More character, and more rewarding driving a real gearbox and nailing heel-toe downshifts. However, the F1 gearbox can be fun too.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa278/pdenonville/047-1.jpg
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 1:40:24 PM EDT
very nice.

My only preference on Ferrari is that it is in red
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 3:42:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2010 3:48:14 PM EDT by yfrecon]
Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:
very nice.

My only preference on Ferrari is that it is in red


This. I've been right up to the 16M Scuderia Spyder. Probably my favorite yet, next to the 458. Almost brought tears to my eyes. I WILL ride in a Ferrari before I die.

Link Posted: 8/25/2010 4:47:01 PM EDT
Some day my precious....................
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 4:47:16 PM EDT
I am more old school but I am not going to complain about any of them.

This is one of my favorites.

Link Posted: 8/25/2010 5:03:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2010 5:03:45 PM EDT by AR-15Fan]
Short of hitting the lotto I don't think I could ever justify spending that kind of money on a car even if I could technically afford it. In other words it would have to be money I didn't actually earn myself, lol. Not when a Corvette or something can offer similar/more performance for much less. But second only to maybe a new ZR1 I'd definitely be rushing out to buy a new 458 Italia if I ever did hit the lotto...
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 7:04:24 PM EDT
damn i bet that was awesome, i would love to get my hands on any car like that i would really love to get behind the wheel of a Ford GT.
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 8:10:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:
I am more old school but I am not going to complain about any of them.

This is one of my favorites.

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/169/Ferrari-288-GTO_1.jpg

The 288 GTO is one of my favorites, I've had the opportunity to ride in one, what an amazing car! Now if I only I could go for a spin in an F40, that's my favorite car ever.

I
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:00:29 AM EDT




Here I am driving an Enzo, chasing a McLaren F1.
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:38:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2010 4:03:08 AM EDT by Master_Blaster]


Die with festering boils.

I like the livery on this 458 racer:



ARF.com livery:


Can't imagine how cool the Scuderia 458 will be (Yes, it's coming).
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:48:08 AM EDT
OP, I hate you. I hate you so very very much.

Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:50:19 AM EDT


Are you a writer for one of the auto rags?

I notice you didn't say 'my' Enzo...
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 9:51:30 AM EDT
My friend's dad got a silver F430 a couple months ago.
He said it is really fast.

Sadly he doesn't even now what size engine the car has.
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 11:58:12 AM EDT
i will own a 355 before i die
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 12:52:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eracer:


Here I am driving an Enzo, chasing a McLaren F1.

Are you a writer for one of the auto rags?

I notice you didn't say 'my' Enzo...
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No, that was the day my boss purchased both cars. An interesting day, for sure.



Link Posted: 8/26/2010 12:56:08 PM EDT




Link Posted: 8/26/2010 1:02:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
I had the opportunity to drive a Ferrari F430 yesterday for about an hour. HOLY CHRIST!!! is that thing fast. Some say a car that cost more than a house is ridiculous. I say I want to sell my house to buy that car.

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/jharpphoto/IMG_4096.jpg


If you buy that car, and it costs more than your house, you're doing it wrong.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 6:53:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 10:14:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rha600:


I95 in south FL huh?



Yes, and Homestead track too!
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 12:52:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
I had the opportunity to drive a Ferrari F430 yesterday for about an hour. HOLY CHRIST!!! is that thing fast. Some say a car that cost more than a house is ridiculous. I say I want to sell my house to buy that car.

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/jharpphoto/IMG_4096.jpg


If you buy that car, and it costs more than your house, you're doing it wrong.


Except in this case.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:12:30 PM EDT


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:53:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kisara:


http://i51.tinypic.com/2lvmwk3.jpg


I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're
An fchatter?
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