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    If it was a windup (which I must admit I thought it must have been initially), then I apologise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIn2Red View Post
    If it was a windup (which I must admit I thought it must have been initially), then I apologise.
    Driving the car isnít a wind up, itís a fact, but I donít think abusers tend to go to public forums and boast about beating their partners, so that was definately a bloody joke mate

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    I drove my V12 and saw a lusso... Its OK in my view, as long as one does not spread it and is even more careful than normal not to get into an accident... Crashing from bad driving now is very irresponsible. Roads were busy in Hampshire at 5 o clock today wow.....if people want to get angry, get angry at Bat Woman who is responsible for deliberately leaking the virus out of the research lab 250m from the wet market. If your still angry after that, get angry at that clown puppet running the WHO, he did not stop it when they knew what it was early on because he is the deep state face of big Pharma... If your still angry after that, realize Bill Gates is Deep State and wants to profit from this and own your bloodstream and mind with his vaccination utopia dreams.

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    As I said in another thread. I would have driven my Ferrari to work this week at least once this week had I of had one.
    Unfortunately I currently don't, and was looking to buy one soon. However, the current pandemic has made that difficult for me. Not due financial starvation, lucky to have a paying engagement. Minus any self isolating period. [done that]
    But more to do with extended family financial issues and speculation of price crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbird1000 View Post
    I drove my V12 and saw a lusso... Its OK in my view, as long as one does not spread it and is even more careful than normal not to get into an accident... Crashing from bad driving now is very irresponsible. Roads were busy in Hampshire at 5 o clock today wow.....if people want to get angry, get angry at Bat Woman who is responsible for deliberately leaking the virus out of the research lab 250m from the wet market. If your still angry after that, get angry at that clown puppet running the WHO, he did not stop it when they knew what it was early on because he is the deep state face of big Pharma... If your still angry after that, realize Bill Gates is Deep State and wants to profit from this and own your bloodstream and mind with his vaccination utopia dreams.
    What V12 do you have buddy? Nothing like a V12 warble and scream...Enzo said that true Ferrari owners were the V12 customers, he had little time for V8s. Iíve had a few V12s, 575, 550, 599, 612, actually a FF or Lusso is on the list for later this year assuming the economy bounces back and isnít trashed by this virus

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    Quote Originally Posted by achaddy View Post
    As I said in another thread. I would have driven my Ferrari to work this week at least once this week had I of had one.
    Unfortunately I currently don't, and was looking to buy one soon. However, the current pandemic has made that difficult for me. Not due financial starvation, lucky to have a paying engagement. Minus any self isolating period. [done that]
    But more to do with extended family financial issues and speculation of price crash.
    When we are all allowed out to play, we get to Bicester quite a bit, Iíll take you for a blast around the a34 and thereabouts!

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    Being retired I can see my driving years are limited but I still wouldnít feel right driving my Ferrari at this time.
    I class driving it as leisure as would the majority of people, owners or not.
    Not that it would have much of an effect on my decision but even a valid reason like shopping would also give a bad impression of Ferrari owners.

    Probably not so bad as second home owners coming to Cornwall to sit out the storm though.
    There is already some bad feeling about second home owners here. We only have one major hospital here and apparently the majority of COVID19 cases admitted are visitors, so coming here at present would not go down well.
    Sorry for the derail.

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    Yes.... I have had to go to my factory 4 times since lock down, 3 times i have gone in the FF and i even got my old Escort cosworth out for a raz.! Its about 18 miles round trip but although the roads are quiet i have still drove respectfully,

    The last thing the NHS need now is some muppet driving like a wolly, Having an accident and needing medical treatment,

    Now is not the time to be trying out that launch button,!!!

    Mike

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    Im not a true Ferrari owner anyway...Mine is only a V8...:. wink3:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangea View Post
    I don't have a true Ferrari anyway. Its only a V8...
    I seem to read history a little differently, Nick, and more along the lines of Enzo wanting the V6/V8 line to be in honour of his son, hence trying to badge them as Dinos. That only fell flat because the US market refused to buy them. Given what we know about how he felt about his son I very much doubt he'd do that if he had little time for them. Then when Enzo wanted to make his ultimate road-going sportscar in celebration of his company and his achievement over the past 40 years he chose a V8 rather than a V12, which would be slightly odd if, again, he had no time for them. Other than that I think Daytona got it spot on

    No hard feelings, Daytona, just a friendly debate. V6, V8, V12 - they're all true Ferraris, none more than the others. The quote that everyone drags up when Enzo said that a Ferrari is a 12 cylinder car (or words to that effect) pre-dated the introduction of the V8 road cars by quite some time. A little like his assertion that aerodynamics were for people who couldn't build engines, I think Enzo probably changed his mind as time went on. In fact Ferrari built and raced straight 4s, straight 6s, lots of V6s, V8s, V10s as well as the V12s. About the only engines I think I'm right in saying they didn't make were Boxers/Flat 12s, ironic as they named a car after an engine they didn't make.
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