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#1 sjordan2

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

From today's Geneva show:

 

http://www.ultimatec...-LaFerrari.html

 

 

 

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Edited by sjordan2, 05 March 2013 - 09:21 AM.


#2 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Blows the Enzo and F50 clean outta the water, far as I'm concerned. AWESOME.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Now that is a beautiful car!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

So... LaFerrari (I really HATE the name), P1 or Veneno for YOUR garage? (Though I guess if you can afford a Veneno, you can bag one each of the other two as well...)

I'd like to see a Top Gear group test to see if any of these knock the Veyron off its perch... ;-)

From a design point of view, I'd say the Veyron was drawn for Gulf princelings, whereas this generation appeals to the aesthetics of young Chinese nouveau riche...

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(And before you start, Skip, I'm 250 miles from the Maserati, so I'm ALLOWED to procrastinate! ;-P)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

I like how it looks... but that's the most idiotic model name in recent memory. At least they didn't call it the Ferrari Coupe DeVille, I guess.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

LaFerrari? Look at it from the point of view of those who speak Italian...THE Ferrari.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

LaFerrari? Look at it from the point of view of those who speak Italian...THE Ferrari.

 

"What kind of car is that?"

 

"It's a Ferrari LaFerrari"

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

'Il Ferrari' would have been better ('il' being the masculine 'the' whereas 'la' is the feminine).



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

Surely if that's what they're after it should be "la Ferrarissima"... ;-P

Seriously, what happens in five years time when the next ultimate expression of Ferrari-ness comes along? Or maybe that range-topping model is ALWAYS LaFerrari now...

Personally, I think the cylinders/capacity number thing is part of Ferraris DNA, and they mess with it at their peril!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

LaFerrari? Look at it from the point of view of those who speak Italian...THE Ferrari.

So it's the Ferrari The Ferrari. Yeah. That makes it so much better. :lol:



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Ummm...it's not like it's the Ford Ford Galaxie.

 

From the New York Times: "The temptation to call it Ferrari’s LaFerrari must be stifled, the company says; its correct name is – like so many other one-name celebrities, like Sting, Cher, Madonna or Liberace – just LaFerrari (no space)."


Edited by sjordan2, 05 March 2013 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

After 'Countach', anything goes...



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

When I saw what it looked like and the name I thought the "la" in "Laferrari" stood for Lamborghini. 


Edited by Austin T, 05 March 2013 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

936 hp, who cares what they named it, it's insane !!!
Regenerative torque reduction?!?! How awesome is that !!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

I hate the name, but the car is a masterpiece. I just wish Tamiya would do this one, although the Revell version should b e alright.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Blows the Enzo and F50 clean outta the water, far as I'm concerned. AWESOME.


Man I was going to be all over you for such a "stupid" statement, but another couple of minutes looking at it and I agree. I would not have thought it possible. It looks a bit to be the offspring of the Enzo and F50. So it is la bambina.

Just beautiful.

Joe.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

It's ugly, overblown and has needlessly convoluted styling. What ever happened to simplicity and the graceful curves of a GTO or 275 GTB.

A 599 looks much nicer to my simple tastes IMHO.

It lacks balance and looks like it was designed by the Hot Wheels design team.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Man I was going to be all over you for such a "stupid" statement, but another couple of minutes looking at it and I agree. I would not have thought it possible. It looks a bit to be the offspring of the Enzo and F50. So it is la bambina.

Just beautiful.

Joe.

 

It's got a fair bit of the Glickenhaus P4 mixed in for good measure, and that ain't no bad thing imho. 

 

Checked out the official release video yet?  Hoo boy...  B)

 

We're moving to a different paradigm in surface development these days; for some it works, and for others, not so much. Count me in the first group.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

All I can say is it looks a whole lot better than the new Lamborghini... by a LONG SHOT!!!



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:39 AM

the only suspect view of this car is with the doors open. it has a very odd shape to the cabin opening. the rear is very busy, too. other than those two views this baby looks good all around.

joe.