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Offline Aircon

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There is a certain element of class, style and sophistication that a 599 has vs a 430.

Added to this, it's not uncommon to see 430's driven by hero Muznuts with their stereos pumping, mag wheels, fluffy dice and gold chains....

Having 12 cylinders and 620hp is just special.... How many cars have this or more?

Not many and this is why a 599 is streets ahead of a 430.

Performance wise it the 599 is substantially in front too.

If I hadn't seen those figures, I wouldn't have believed it.

I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Condor Man

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I knew straight line the 599 was quicker... However the track figures were a surprise to me too.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline apple3337


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There is a certain element of class, style and sophistication that a 599 has vs a 430.

Added to this, it's not uncommon to see 430's driven by hero Muznuts with their stereos pumping, mag wheels, fluffy dice and gold chains....

Having 12 cylinders and 620hp is just special.... How many cars have this or more?

Not many and this is why a 599 is streets ahead of a 430.

Performance wise it the 599 is substantially in front too.

Thanks for the homework on that! Those numbers would shock a lot of people I guess. Personally, I love the look of the front engine Ferrari's.  Saving for a 599 now!



Offline 360c

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There is a certain element of class, style and sophistication that a 599 has vs a 430.
Added to this, it's not uncommon to see 430's driven by hero Muznuts with their stereos pumping, mag wheels, fluffy dice and gold chains....
Having 12 cylinders and 620hp is just special.... How many cars have this or more?
Not many and this is why a 599 is streets ahead of a 430.
Performance wise it the 599 is substantially in front too.

http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ferrari_599_gtb_fiorano-vs-ferrari_430_scuderia.html

http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ferrari_430_scuderia-vs-ferrari_599_gto.html

http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ferrari_430_scuderia-vs-ferrari_458_italia.html

http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ferrari_430_scuderia-vs-ferrari_f50.html

Interesting to play around with; but I wonder how accurate it is.



Offline Condor Man

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The last one would make you smile having sold the f50....
May the Horse be with you....



Offline 986986


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A 599 can be used for a daily driver, however I wouldn't as they aren't as smooth as a 991s or a c63.

I like the mod cons on newer cars like;

1) Sat Nav
2) twin clutch box.
3) rear camera etc...

Plus the tyre noise and suspension tightness can be harsh on the 599 for daily driving.

Sorry respectfully don't agree.....these are GT cars and unless you REALLY need all the post 2011 nanny/cottonwood retard minimisation gear its fantastic as a daily....good grief we managed to get around ok without cameras and Bluetooth for a LONG time, and if all that nanny gear is a requirement for can GT it installed aftermarket anyway
Otherwise:
1. Refedex
2. Apple earphones and mic
3. Swivel head/understand basic vehicle size and width!!,!
4. Maybe it's a new Fezza thing!
5. Awesome! Keeps you out of the hairy driver cars like 991Gat3s/RS or scuds and stradele's!!!



Offline Condor Man

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I suppose it all depends how much time you spend in your car for work and how busy you are as a business person.

I get hammered on the phone everyday & receive/make 150-200 calls per day.

My c63 displays my text messages, I don't have get my keys out of my pocket to open or start the car, the other day I drove to woop woop and left the car in distronic whilst checking my emails to ensure that I didn't run up the arse of the car in front...... When I change lane the car beeps if there is someone in my blind spot.

It's small and easy to park and I rarely have to think about parking the C63.

Today, I took my time and parked the 599 in 2 - 3 minutes.... I just couldn't deal with this everyday.

Now I am not saying that everyone works at the same frantic pace as me, so yeah sure you could use a 599, it just does't suit my daily requirements.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline AshSimmonds

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Sorry respectfully don't agree.....these are GT cars and unless you REALLY need all the post 2011 nanny/cottonwood retard minimisation gear its fantastic as a daily....

I took a friend for a burn in the 111R (hardtop mode) today to get her a coffee (any excuse :p ) and all she could do was complain about how difficult it was for her to get in and out of the car without sustaining an injury! :doh: :D

She asked how I can handle it as a daily - I showed her how easy it is to get in and out when you know how, so other than specialised knowledge like that, after a year of Lotus daily-driver ownership I think everyone else is a pussy for not being able to use an otherwise much softer sports car as a daily driver.





Offline dkabab

When i had your car for the weekend I parked on rundle st opposite the austral. Then changed my mind as I didn't want to fall out of the car onto the road infront of a rowdy crowd on a Sunday Arvo.



Offline AshSimmonds

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When i had your car for the weekend I parked on rundle st opposite the austral. Then changed my mind as I didn't want to fall out of the car onto the road infront of a rowdy crowd on a Sunday Arvo.

I reckon there should be a rule that anyone's first attempt at getting in/out of my car needs to be filmed. :D

The girl today was like "what if it was summer and I was wearing a skirt?", I said "well, everyone would catch a glimpse of your minge - win/win.". :p

Yesterday some guy with an iPad filmed me getting out of the car. But as usual with all the pics and vids I see people taking of me I seldom see the end result.

BTW I demonstrate from POV how easy egress is at 8:30 in this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=qnEFZdwGtP0#t=502

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnEFZdwGtP0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnEFZdwGtP0</a>



(and yeah, I understand I'm like 3 feet shorter than you)



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