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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Ferrari 812 Superfast  Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely bloody stunning. Love it. Imagine it in a more subtle shade of TDf Blue or Verde.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good,amazing engine,but where would you /could you use it ? Too wide for small roads,too fast for uk roads .
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.
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I do like the return to quad rear lights.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do like the return to quad rear lights.


Likewise, for me they work better still on whatever the FF is called these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:

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


FYP.
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I've never been the 'to hell in a handbasket' type, myself!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superfast.



Really? What's next? The Fiat 500 A Bit Nippy? The Range Rover Peasant Crusher?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly what I thought. The naff name would be enough to put me off.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Superfast.



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


BAC Mono Marine?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it.  Too fast to enjoy it much on the road, but looks great and I bet it sounds even better.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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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?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't Ferrari the equivalent of Smith in that part of the world?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it sounds better in Italian why translate it to English?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because to the Italians it sounds better in English.
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Can't bloody win!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Because Lamborghini own the name Super Veloce?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...
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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"?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually like the name. Supercars should be bonkers that way. "I drive a Superfast. Deal with it."  
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Maserat Quattraporte anyone? Jaguar Fourdoor would look pretty naff.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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It's also an old name

http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/spo...models/past-models/500-superfast/
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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.
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That looks immense, especially from the rear 3/4 angle. Much like. Including the (historic, so it's OK) name.
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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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