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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-02, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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It is good to know that one manufacturer and racer is still looking at usability over performance.

At the launch of the new "Enzo" Ferrari (ex-f60 concept) Ferrari president was not only able to state figures like 660bhp, 350kmh anf 750kg of downforce at 300km/h, but he has taken the eminantly sensible step of disclosing "the Car also generates downforce at "usable" speeds of 334kg at 200km/h"

What a relief to the common man that whilst driving our 6 litre monsters through the shopping centre carpark at 200km/h we will have some "usable downforce" to help evade the errant troley. Now if they would just make the boot big enough to get a set of golfsticks in or a backseat big enough to take the boys to the footy we might all buy one!!
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Think the above post might belong in the Assylum...

It's different strokes for different folks. You don't buy a Ferrari to drive to the supermarket or to the golf course and you don't buy a Hyundai Excel to compete at LeMans!

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

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That's right - and most people don't put wings on their boots for downforce, either!


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Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, downforce ???

so thats why those charades, mirages, excels etc have those big wings on the boots and roofs.

I just thought it was for the questinable "asthetic" value

There's no substitute for cubic inches!
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