1763 views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.





Offline 916senna

  • 300kph+ club

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Remote controlled battery powered toy
This is probably old but what do you guys think?


http://jalopnik.com/5760248/how-ferrari-spins
I think your right, its very old news, 5yrs+, and the date is there at the top for all to see.

Chris Harris
2/15/11 3:00pmFiled to: RANT



Offline OzStriker


  • Joined: Jan 2011

  • Drives: 3.8 RS, C3.2
  • Location: Australia
Very old news, Harris was banned from driving factory/dealer Ferraris for a few years after this. I'm pretty sure he lost his Evo magazine gig as well as his articles ceased at the time after only a year or so with the magazine.

Ferraris response has ensured no other journalist would dare risk their livelihood with similar comments.



Offline David B


  • Joined: Dec 2015

  • Location:
  • Drives:
Very old news, Harris was banned from driving factory/dealer Ferraris for a few years after this. I'm pretty sure he lost his Evo magazine gig as well as his articles ceased at the time after only a year or so with the magazine.

Ferraris response has ensured no other journalist would dare risk their livelihood with similar comments.

Which means the comments were probably factually correct!
Ferrari have on the record publically warned owners of new "special" models not to allow their cars to be tested or else recieve future bans from buying exclusive models.



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
Very old news, Harris was banned from driving factory/dealer Ferraris for a few years after this. I'm pretty sure he lost his Evo magazine gig as well as his articles ceased at the time after only a year or so with the magazine.

Ferraris response has ensured no other journalist would dare risk their livelihood with similar comments.

I hate to defend Ferrari; but all they do is provide demo cars that are optioned for maximum performance and the factory crew are there to make sure the car is tested in good nick with fresh tyres etc. This might sound like overkill; but there is such a variety of options available that a luxo barge spec can be 100kg + heavier than a car optioned for performance. Re the tyres, there can be a couple of seconds difference between fresh R rubber and worn out, heat cycled rubber. Faarked brakes the same again. So who can blame them for wanting the car to be just right when a bad test result can kill sales in our 24/7 news driven world.

This is also why they don't want customer cars tested. Unknown spec and condition and owners may well put conditions on how the cars can be used.



Offline David B


  • Joined: Dec 2015

  • Location:
  • Drives:
I hate to defend Ferrari; but all they do is provide demo cars that are optioned for maximum performance and the factory crew are there to make sure the car is tested in good nick with fresh tyres etc. This might sound like overkill; but there is such a variety of options available that a luxo barge spec can be 100kg + heavier than a car optioned for performance. Re the tyres, there can be a couple of seconds difference between fresh R rubber and worn out, heat cycled rubber. Faarked brakes the same again. So who can blame them for wanting the car to be just right when a bad test result can kill sales in our 24/7 news driven world.

This is also why they don't want customer cars tested. Unknown spec and condition and owners may well put conditions on how the cars can be used.
Thats all fair, but Ferrari transfer ownership when you buy it, its not a lease... if you want to let some journo drive it, its your choice.  Ferrari threatening behaviour pretty much seems to be blackmail to me.



Offline David B


  • Joined: Dec 2015

  • Location:
  • Drives:
Thats all fair, but Ferrari transfer ownership when you buy it, its not a lease... if you want to let some journo drive it, its your choice.  Ferrari threatening behaviour pretty much seems to be blackmail to me.
People think companies can sell who they want to but actually they come under the general law and specificaly consumer law.



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
Thats all fair, but Ferrari transfer ownership when you buy it, its not a lease... if you want to let some journo drive it, its your choice.  Ferrari threatening behaviour pretty much seems to be blackmail to me.

That is Ferrari for you; but I can understand the logic behind it.
As long as Ferrari have customers who are willing to jump through insane hoops to buy their cars, Ferrari will NEVER change.
Me, I'll just take my money elsewhere :)



Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Location: Adelaide
Me, I'll just take my money elsewhere :)

Have I missed something? You have a new car coming? If so, Congrats!  :thumbsup:



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
Have I missed something? You have a new car coming? If so, Congrats!  :thumbsup:

Short attention span mate. There is always a new something coming :D



Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Chris Harris buys Ferrari FF

Started by JBO « 1 2 ... 20 21 » Cars

209 Replies
31832 Views
Last post Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 23:20
by Alpinem3e92
2 Replies
1705 Views
Last post Thu, 04 Sep, 2014 - 22:24
by B2
3 Replies
1124 Views
Last post Fri, 08 May, 2015 - 17:23
by 360c
8 Replies
2112 Views
Last post Sat, 09 May, 2015 - 16:39
by mondi
17 Replies
3868 Views
Last post Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 16:46
by mtarone


Latest Discussions

BOARD TOPIC MEMBER POSTED
[ Lamborghini ] Huracan Performante TJB Yesterday at 23:41
[ Ferrari ] The cool Ferrari photo thread anotherforumuser Yesterday at 22:57
[ Off Topic ] Sydney restaurant recommendations psw Yesterday at 21:59
[ Porsche ] 991 GT3 RS NBTBRV8 Yesterday at 20:20
[ Funny Cool Stoopid ] Jokes Joey Yesterday at 20:20
[ Cars ] Investors shack Yesterday at 19:14
[ Off Topic ] $165m ATO Fraud. Heres's a picture of a Gulf GT40. Trainwrex Yesterday at 18:52
[ Funny Cool Stoopid ] it's funny cause i'm drunk!! PA Yesterday at 16:52
[ Events ] Mille Miglia mhh Yesterday at 15:50