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Old 02-17-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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What a Ferrari should look like

and that goes for sound like, too.


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That's a proper sports car. What year is that?
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My favorite. But I can't decide between the coupe and convertible. Maybe I'll just have to have one of each!
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:15 AM   #4
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The concept F1 car revealed yesterday is what Ferrari thinks one should look like going forward.

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That's a proper sports car. What year is that?
Parks, my best guess is a 1963.That was about the time I saw the SWB Berlinettas racing. Wonderful cars, and the sound . . . . .



BL, the coupe is alright, but to be a proper Ferrari it has to have Borrani wheels.

Automatic transmissions and alloy wheels . . . . .blasphemy!!!
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Craig, those F1 cars revving to about 10,000 rpm sound like a bunch of angry bees. Not melodious at all. Where is their sense of decorum?
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I like to think there's plenty of room in my life for all the sounds of horsepower extraction
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I like to think there's plenty of room in my life for all the sounds of horsepower extraction
I suppose I don't have that much room left.
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Actually, F1 cars rev to about 18,000 rpm...last I heard.
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My two all-time favorite designs. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO and the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa. The Testa Rossa was built for racing: Le Mans, Sebring, etc.Click image for larger version

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Actually, F1 cars rev to about 18,000 rpm...last I heard.
Yep, there is no mellow rumble. They just scream.
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I recently finished reading: "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans"

A quick and interesting read. Especially if you're a fan of Carroll Shelby and Ford GT40's.
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Thanks BL, I'll hunt it down.
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Ferraris have flat plane cranks. Hence the sound of ripping fabric at high revs though the gears. Bello!
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Craig, those F1 cars revving to about 10,000 rpm sound like a bunch of angry bees. Not melodious at all. Where is their sense of decorum?
Angry Bees, probably because they changed the engines last year to new V6 turbo hybrid power units.There is talk about increasing output to 1,000 BHP in the next couple of years.

You gotta love a cute baby, first saw this as a 12 year old, it was love at first sight, to think that this car was designed nearly 50 years ago.
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Last weekend I was up at a 12hour endurance race at Bathurst, west of Sydney.All the usual suspects were there, but what really stood out from the pack was the exhaust sound of the Bentley.

It was quite different in tone and pitch. The only way I can describe the sound is as a low pitched deep almost brutal growl, more like a diesel engine than than the screaming Ferrari's & Merc's. I almost expected to see the chauffeur behind the wheel.
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Last weekend I was up at a 12hour endurance race at Bathurst, west of Sydney.
You lucky dog! Watched the highlights. Great track.
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I was a major F1 and Le Mans fan when I was a kid/teen back in the 60s and 70s but have since lost all interest in it as the sport went the way of everything else and moved away from people and toward automation.

We (Boeing) have had an exhibit presence at the FI track in Abu Dhabi since it opened and our exhibits people are there every year for the event. This year, the guys who were there told me how disappointing the race has become. The advent of the hybrids has pretty much wiped out the noise. The exhibits guys, who spent several days pretty close to the track, said they could carry on conversations at normal levels during trials and the race itself, where in the past they had to wear ear protection.

Sort of like the hydroplane races here. When I moved here all the boats were powered by Allison and Rolls Royce V-12 aircraft engines and I could hear them racing where I lived which at the time was some ten miles away from the course as the crow flies.

Then someone tried a turbine, and now they're all turbines. Not only do they sound boriing but they rarely break. It's just a bunch of boats whooshing around the course for a few minutes and that's it.

The people I know who even bother going to the hydro races anymore go for the Blue Angels, not the boats.
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In F1 you can't even see the drivers in the cars. All that can be seen is the top of their helmets. I liked it when they sat upright with the huge steering wheels. You could really see them working. When they went to enclosed track venues and took the road courses out of it (except for Monaco), the sport lost much of its excitement.

Daytona is a closed course, but I found a place where the drivers made the turn from the tri-oval into the infield. I could see right into the cars when Phil Hill, the Rodriguez brothers, and David Hobbs were driving. I even saw Sir Jack Brabham. I never saw Jimmy Clark, and that was a disappoint. I was at the '72 Watkins Glenn when Francous Cevert was killed. Team Tyrell with Jackie Stewart and Jody Schecter pulled out of the race. i I was over Graham Hill's pit, and could even read the stop watches. Peter Revson was killed at the next race, South Africa. It is understandable that something had to be done to increase safety.

They provided some great memories.
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Cevert died '74 Glen. My Dad was there. Brought me home a JPS Lotus model (Ronnie Petersons maybe?) because I was so mad that I didn't get to go. I They put the chicane in "75. I got to go that year.
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