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    https://reveal-beyondimagination.ferrari.com

    Link - Thoughts?

    Would particularly like your feedback on the front and rear air management innovations and the idea to seperate body colour from the carbon technical structures
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    Link comes up with a site that says "Unauthorised Access"

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    Is this the vortex generators/ gurney etc? https://www.ferrari.com/en-GB/auto/sf90-spider

    As to the interior, really don't like all the "smooth" button clusters. You will have to look at them to check your pressing the right bit, unless it is actually textured; about the last thing you want to be doing in a car like this I'd suggest.

    And what is "Assetto Fiorano"? What is the actual difference to the standard car, other than its not a colour more normally seen on cheap SUVs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    And what is "Assetto Fiorano"?
    Its the very profitable boy racer kit that in last week's results presentation they were happy to announce was being specified by 40 % of buyers @ £ 40000 as I recall

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    Quote Originally Posted by jos View Post
    Its the very profitable boy racer kit that in last week's results presentation they were happy to announce was being specified by 40 % of buyers @ £ 40000 as I recall
    Pretty expensive racing stripe!!!

    As to the aero, all very clever but as Pete says those fins under the front wouldn’t last 5 minutes on a uk road; but then I guess most won’t need to worry about this as they won’t be driven! As to the gurney; why do all designers completely forget the aesthetics of when it’s deployed and you can see “under” it?

    As to a lightweight stripped out car; how would they make any profit without a tailor made programme?

    Still the technology looks something else and must be a completely different experience to drive hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    Pretty expensive racing stripe!!!

    As to the aero, all very clever but as Pete says those fins under the front wouldn’t last 5 minutes on a uk road; but then I guess most won’t need to worry about this as they won’t be driven! As to the gurney; why do all designers completely forget the aesthetics of when it’s deployed and you can see “under” it?

    As to a lightweight stripped out car; how would they make any profit without a tailor made programme?

    Still the technology looks something else and must be a completely different experience to drive hard.
    Well it's been mentioned previously but that's what lotus did. Reduced weight by removing the luxury items people expect. Aircon, stereo, carpets, sound deadening and then making it a cost option to add it back in, which pretty much everyone did

    I think the Lotus Evora was closer to Ferrari league and the latest 410 sport looks nice. I was really tempted by the Evora 430 GT but didn't have the balls to buy a lotus. Shame really as I could have had a new car for £000s less than what I paid for a 9 year old Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    .......and must be a completely different experience to drive hard.
    I think that experience would go something along the lines of great fun followed shortly afterwards by a letter landing on the door mat informing you that you no longer own a UK driving licence. There's no way you could drive this hard on a public road and be anything close to within the law.

    Obviously on a track you could explore the performance more but then if you buy a car for the track would it be a Spider with all the 'mod cons' or would it be a stripped out light weight racer? Why not buy a 488 Spider for the road and with the £200k change go get something track focused for the track? A little like Simon I struggle to see the point any more.

    Don't get me wrong, I do quite like it....... but then I quite like the 458/488 Spiders and there's nothing on this car in terms of performance advantage over a 458 or 488 that I could actually use. So, like I said, what's the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post

    As to a lightweight stripped out car; how would they make any profit without a tailor made programme?
    Easy, increase the price, they've been doing it for years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Link comes up with a site that says "Unauthorised Access"
    Try this one

    https://www.ferrari.com/en-GB/auto/sf90-spider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post

    Thoughts?

    Would particularly like your feedback on the front and rear air management innovations
    To be honest I think the 'Vortex Generator' (if that's the fins under the front end?) will end up dented and ripped off at the first sign of a normal British country road, and I'd be surprised if anyone could honestly tell the difference when driving if the 'Shut-off Gurney' was actually working or not. I'm sure it's all very clever and impressive but I think we're probably past the point where it makes a jot of difference when driving in the real world.

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