488 Pista - Page 2 - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Cool Wall This lounge has been dedicated to Mark Cullen who tragically passed away on 07-04-08. The Cool Wall was Marks idea so it's only right it has his name attached.


View Poll Results: fart?
sub zero 4 25.00%
cool 4 25.00%
uncool 2 12.50%
seriously uncool 2 12.50%
meh 4 25.00%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

 14Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Status: Wishing people were nicer
AO Gold Member
 
FredDibnah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
County: Surrey
Posts: 6,794

Member car:

Volvo/Mini

Maybe I'm imagining things, but I always thought there was something grand about the launch of a new Ferrari. Like Bond Films - you knew there would be one every few years and it would be a belter.

I remember the 456 coming out, and the Testarossa, then the 355 and the F40/F50 launches - and I distinctly remember seeing the first 360 and 550 models and they seemed to be the "new" Ferraris for a year or so.

More recently I've lost the plot and have no idea about 488s, 612s, 438s, XYZs and God knows what else.

Am I going senile or are there far more new Ferraris coming out in parallel than there was in the 90s/00s?
FredDibnah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: Bye Daffy Cat
AO Platinum Member
 
Keithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Shropshire
Posts: 37,085
Well, if we had a normal motoring program that ran for two thirds of the year maybe we could keep abreast of these things.
Keithy is online now  
Status: strongstablestrongst able
AO Platinum Member
 
keithyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cambodia
County: Phnom Penh
Posts: 13,672

Member car:

CRV/Jaaag

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
Well, if we had a normal motoring program that ran for two thirds of the year maybe we could keep abreast of these things.
Get a subscription EVO. They'll tell you all about it, and why it's not quite as good as whatever the latest lightweight (but still remqarkably heavy) version of the 911 is called this week.
Elvis Presley likes this.
keithyboy is online now  
Status: Petrol head
AO Platinum Member
 
cue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 30,164
Once you've bought a Ferrari I'm sure you'll be on the mailing list for updates!
cue2 is online now  
Status: Coffee with MILF
AO Platinum Member
 
Al Faromeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Netherlands
County: Limburg
Posts: 25,766
It doesn't touch me in any way.
Al Faromeo is offline  
Status: Wishing people were nicer
AO Gold Member
 
FredDibnah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
County: Surrey
Posts: 6,794

Member car:

Volvo/Mini

I checked on the Ferrari models.

I was right(ish).

1990s/2000s there were typically 4 or max 5 models on offer at any one time. A V8 model, a V12 model, a GT and a Supercar.

For example - In the year 2000, you could buy a 360 in the V8 range, a 550 in the V12s and a 456 in the GT range. That was it. The F50 stopped production in 1997.

By 2005 you could buy 3 types of V8 (360, a Challenge Stradale and a 430), a 575 and a Superamerica in the V12s and a 612 in the GT range. On top of that you could bu an Enzo too at the top of the range.

Roll forward to today and you can choose from a 488, a Portofino and a GTC4 Lusso in V8, a 612 and an F60 in V12 (plus a V12 option for the GTC4), a La Ferrari, and something called an FXXKevo and a Monza in the "Icona" range!

I appreciate - in retrospect - how mind numbingly dull this post is but now I have bothered to type it I can't bring myself to delete it. I shall post it, but would appreciate if you could all just avert your eyes and scroll on past...... Nothing to see here
Elvis Presley likes this.
FredDibnah is offline  
Status: Coffee with MILF
AO Platinum Member
 
Al Faromeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Netherlands
County: Limburg
Posts: 25,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredDibnah View Post
.../... Nothing to see here
Too late.
I read it.
Al Faromeo is offline  
Status: She's happy to pootle
AO Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 16,296
seems like Ferrari's range is bigger than Ford's these days!
Scudetto is offline  
Status: Petrol head
AO Platinum Member
 
cue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 30,164
Once they've got the Purosange SUV they will be more extensive. Although, there is a facelifted Mondeo for 2019.
cue2 is online now  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Misc Lounges > Community Discussions > Cool Wall

Tags
488 , pista

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome