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Michael

Ferrari 812 Superfast

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...ed-most-powerful-series-model-yet
JohnC

6.5 litres and 8,500 rpm sounds wonderful. It's not the prettiest Ferrari but it's still a looker to my eyes.

A Euromillions win could have me tempted.
Nelson

I've been doing the EuroMillions dream car configurator game lately and am very tempted with the GTC4 Lusso. That's got a lot to like especially if you have a kiddy like I do

790+ bhp - bloody hell. Awesome and great looking too. Love that interior
Nice Guy Eddie

Absolutely bloody stunning. Love it. Imagine it in a more subtle shade of TDf Blue or Verde.
franki68

looks good,amazing engine,but where would you /could you use it ? Too wide for small roads,too fast for uk roads .
JohnC

franki68 wrote:
looks good,amazing engine,but where would you /could you use it ? Too wide for small roads,too fast for uk roads .


Perhaps wringing out a Fiat 500 Abarth on a regular basis is the more sensible option.
Big Blue

Yummy
Racing Teatray

I do like the return to quad rear lights.
Twelfth Monkey

Like the looks, but wondering where in the real world you would use the difference over a regular V12 range-topper.

I suspect it sounds like the end of the world, which is reason enough though...
Michael

Racing Teatray wrote:
I do like the return to quad rear lights.


Likewise, for me they work better still on whatever the FF is called these days.
Michael

Twelfth Monkey wrote:

I suspect we're facing the end of the world, which is reason enough though...


FYP.
Twelfth Monkey

I've never been the 'to hell in a handbasket' type, myself!
Blarno

Superfast.



Really? What's next? The Fiat 500 A Bit Nippy? The Range Rover Peasant Crusher?
simonp

Exactly what I thought. The naff name would be enough to put me off.
PhilD

Blarno wrote:
Superfast.



Really? What's next? The Fiat 500 A Bit Nippy? The Range Rover Peasant Crusher?


BAC Mono Marine?

Michael

Probably worked better in the Italian boardroom. When I was at O.Z one of the signature wheels was the Superleggera which we updated with a new, lighter design. Nicola in marketing came up with Ultraleggera for that so maybe we can guess the name of an even faster edition of the Ferrari.
Giant

Blarno wrote:
Superfast.



Really? What's next? The Fiat 500 A Bit Nippy? The Range Rover Peasant Crusher?


It's the fact that it's English that jars, were it Italian we wouldn't notice. In fact, I wonder if it's some kind of dig/challenge at Lamborghini, given the Italian for Super fast would be Super Veloce, or SV for short.
Martin

Love it.  Too fast to enjoy it much on the road, but looks great and I bet it sounds even better.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Ferrari made a series of Superfast models in the late 1950s and early 1960s - they were the most powerful cars they made at the time, so this is clearly a nod to them.

Funnily enough, with all the angles and scoops, the styling is a bit how you would imagine a front-engined Lamborghini.
Big Blue

Giant wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Superfast.



Really? What's next? The Fiat 500 A Bit Nippy? The Range Rover Peasant Crusher?


It's the fact that it's English that jars, were it Italian we wouldn't notice. In fact, I wonder if it's some kind of dig/challenge at Lamborghini, given the Italian for Super fast would be Super Veloce, or SV for short.


Exactly. Would Giuseppe Verdi be so revered as a composer if he had been plain old Joe Green? which sounds more like an east end bandleader.

Anyone read the comments below? Who'd ever go on an Autocar forum, eh?
Michael

Isn't Ferrari the equivalent of Smith in that part of the world?
simonp

If it sounds better in Italian why translate it to English?
Michael

Because to the Italians it sounds better in English.
simonp

Can't bloody win!
Michael

Works both ways, Jaguar have Portfolio models - Italian for carrying paper. Don't hear the Italians kicking of that it should be the XE Paper Carrier.
Although, I think it might make it more interesting...
Giant

simonp wrote:
If it sounds better in Italian why translate it to English?


Because Lamborghini own the name Super Veloce?
Giant

Michael wrote:
Works both ways, Jaguar have Portfolio models - Italian for carrying paper. Don't hear the Italians kicking of that it should be the XE Paper Carrier.
Although, I think it might make it more interesting...


Indeed, I'm sure it was just the name that put Italians, and everyone else, off the Austin Cheerful...
PhilD

Giant wrote:
simonp wrote:
If it sounds better in Italian why translate it to English?


Because Lamborghini own the name Super Veloce?


In which case choose a different one. Whats the Italian for "fecking"?
BeN

I actually like the name. Supercars should be bonkers that way. "I drive a Superfast. Deal with it."  
Scouse

Maserat Quattraporte anyone? Jaguar Fourdoor would look pretty naff.
cbeaks1

Jalopnik have a little article about translated names, but went as far as translating/the entomology of the manufacturer which is pushing it a bit. I did not know that Ferrari was Blacksmith.


Blacksmith the Blacksmith Open
Blacksmith Redhead

I quite liked the From Thomas Mongoose.
PhilD

It's also an old name

http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/spo...models/past-models/500-superfast/
Mike Amos

You know, for a Ferrari, it lacks that "Want one" cachet.  It seems the higher up the Ferrari range, the more they go to Halfrauds for body adenda.  This is a Ferrari ffs, it should scream "Want one, want it NOW".  This just does not do it.
Roadsterstu

That looks immense, especially from the rear 3/4 angle. Much like. Including the (historic, so it's OK) name.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

cbeaks1 wrote:
Jalopnik have a little article about translated names, but went as far as translating/the entomology of the manufacturer which is pushing it a bit. I did not know that Ferrari was Blacksmith.

Previously I'd always been lead to believe that Ferrari was just "Smith"
I suppose we atempted to copy this in the UK with TreVoR but that's about as close as we got (except perhaps Austin)

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