View Poll Results: Where is the demarcation line for Ferrari ethos/standards?

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  • Enzo Ferrari years: cars created in his lifetime are best

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  • After he died it got better

    2 5.00%
  • There is a model year that draws the line, eg, 355 to 360

    8 20.00%
  • It's all one big happy family; each era and model is good in it's own right

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Thread: Where is line drawn? Post Enzo's death? 355 and earlier? Post 360?

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    Default Where is line drawn? Post Enzo's death? 355 and earlier? Post 360?

    Where is the boundary for you?

    You can choose more than one category, but most do not overlap.
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    The 328 is the last car made when Enzo was alive. That is the line for me.

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    I'm just surprised how ugly F-cars have become compared to their counterparts in history, here's just some examples;

    550 vs 575 vs 599
    355 vs 360 vs 430
    456 vs 612
    F40 vs F50 vs Enzo

    All of the older model cars may be less technologically advanced but oh boy they looked IMHO much much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F328GTS View Post
    The 328 is the last car made when Enzo was alive. That is the line for me.
    Incorrect.

    Enzo died on August 14, 1988.

    He witnessed the launch of the Ferrari F40 in 1987 and he also would have been aware of the 348 as it was under development for 5 years.



    For me the boundry would be the 355. I recall a Ferarri test/race driver say that from the 360 onwards, they were designed more for poseurs and housewives than for driving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by F328GTS View Post
    The 328 is the last car made when Enzo was alive. That is the line for me.
    They did say his eyesight was failing near the end

    I'm with Sy on this one

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    Last option for me, each to thier own, be dull if we all liked the same thing.....
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    It's good to see the honesty with some members here about this topic.

    There must be more, then. Please voice your say and vote...



    As for me I tend to have certain models drawing the line, as others have suggested.

    I think the 575 is not an improvement in looks upon the 550, with the 599 being just different enough to be somewhat immune (I emphasize "somewhat") from 550 v 599 looks comparisons. I do like the 599's looks; it's very beautiful. But prefer the 550.

    This may offend some (or many) but I think the F50 is about one of the ugliest Ferraris made. I cannot get past the front end of that car. The F40 is much cleaner and understated and not over-designed. I believe the F40 was made under Enzo's watch prior to death, so in that regard things didn't improve after he died.

    I think some things have, but other areas obviously haven't. I think there will always exist a romanticism and taste for the past. What I really like is the Alfa Romeo 8C, a bit off-topic, but an example of a Ferrari-blooded new car that looks just fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360trev View Post
    I'm just surprised how ugly F-cars have become compared to their counterparts in history, here's just some examples;

    456 vs 612


    All of the older model cars may be less technologically advanced but oh boy they looked IMHO much much nicer.

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    I guess I like them all in their own right

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