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turbo here, KERS there, couple of magic wands...ya' we'll continue to have more HP than needed
That's true - it will appear in different forms.

The new Mustang V8 630hp - and the new Jaguar puts out 65 hp on their KERS.

700hp isn't going away - just coming in a different form.
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700hp isn't going away
And neither shall the twelve!

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I am hoping for really good batteries. A 500HP electric car. No noise and max torque at zero RPM. Ooo Waa.


Talk about shut up and hold on.

They better invent new tire technology to go with it.
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I am hoping for really good batteries. A 500HP electric car. No noise and max torque at zero RPM. Ooo Waa.


Talk about shut up and hold on.

They better invent new tire technology to go with it.
It isn't far away - there is a racing circuit coming out for electric cars.

Pit stop - 17 seconds full re-charge

Had to look it up - whoops

http://www.evcup.com/news/evcup/car-...-series-launch
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And neither shall the twelve!
You are funny - but think about it a different way.

Lighter cars more hp - isn't that what really matters?
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Agreed!

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Agreed!
I am a huge fan of the 12's owned ... BMW 850 - Jag XJS - Mercedes CL65 - Ferrari 612

I ran the 12 cylinder gamut - accept the luxury sedans.

It hurts me too - trust me
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Definitely will be a 458 Scud/EVO
Glad to hear that, as I was told two days ago in a conversation that Ferrari are not making a ''Scuderia'' version of the 458. I said to this person I highly doubt Ferrari would not make one. They did for the 360 and 430 so why not the 458?! He claims he was told this info by a local Ferrari dealer.
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Glad to hear that, as I was told two days ago in a conversation that Ferrari are not making a ''Scuderia'' version of the 458. I said to this person I highly doubt Ferrari would not make one. They did for the 360 and 430 so why not the 458?! He claims he was told this info by a local Ferrari dealer.
I have been told by a senior Ferrari executive that it will happen.
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I have been told by a senior Ferrari executive that it will happen.
There is simply far too big a profit opportunity on the "limited" edition () 16M variant for them to ignore building 458 versions of the Scud/16M models.

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There is simply far too big a profit opportunity on the "limited" edition () 16M variant for them to ignore building 458 versions of the Scud/16M models.
What I have heard is that turbos and/or KERS are being considered for the 458 CS/Scud/EVO
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I would like to see KERS, that would be awesome, albeit potentially expensive.

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I would like to see KERS, that would be awesome, albeit potentially expensive.
Expensive to install or fix when it goes wrong... Not sure I'd want the 1st Kers Ferrari off the production line. Not that that's going to be an issue I have to deal with any time soon....

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Glad to hear that, as I was told two days ago in a conversation that Ferrari are not making a ''Scuderia'' version of the 458. I said to this person I highly doubt Ferrari would not make one. They did for the 360 and 430 so why not the 458?! He claims he was told this info by a local Ferrari dealer.

It is simple. The Ferrari salesman doesn't want potential buyers to wait for an upcoming product. He would far rather sell what he has available now and the improved version later.

Very typical behavior.
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Expensive to install or fix when it goes wrong... Not sure I'd want the 1st Kers Ferrari off the production line. Not that that's going to be an issue I have to deal with any time soon....


I would hate to have any KERS car but I suspect it is a very real possibility. Ferrari likes to capitalize on the attention given technology being used in F1.
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I have been told by a senior Ferrari executive that it will happen.
Thanks Boxer for the info. Always greatly appreciated

Did the Executive mention if it would still be scheduled for a 2013 unveiling?
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There is simply far too big a profit opportunity on the "limited" edition () 16M variant for them to ignore building 458 versions of the Scud/16M models.
+1 totally agree

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It is simple. The Ferrari salesman doesn't want potential buyers to wait for an upcoming product. He would far rather sell what he has available now and the improved version later.

Very typical behavior.
That's what I told this guy that informed me there was not going to be a ''Scud'' version. I know sales here in S.A for the Italia are already showing signs of dropping cause of the Spider and some 458 customers have cancelled their Italia orders for the Spider rather and current owners are wanting to sell their Italia's now so they get the Spider instead. The Italia second hand market here might grow pretty quickly I think, so obviously the sales people are going to want to sell these Italia's instead of taking orders for the ''Scud'' version, like you say.
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Thanks Boxer for the info. Always greatly appreciated

Did the Executive mention if it would still be scheduled for a 2013 unveiling?
No timing was given.
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