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post #1 of 6 Old 12-13-2005, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Doing a long trip in a 360 through Europe. Advice?

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I am treating myself to a Ferrari 360 F1 rental for 7 days for my 25th Birthday. I am going to be doing between 1000 and 1500 miles and wondered if anyone knew a rough mpg. Not going to be driving like a nutter but will not be hanging around either.

Just wondering if anyone could give me a rough every day kind of mpg figure. Would 18mpg be optimistic?

Then I can work out roughly how much fuel I am going to use.

What is the luggage space like because there will be two of us with 7 days worth of clothes.

Many thanks.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-13-2005, 05:30 AM
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What an exciting trip you are about to take!

12 mpg is more realistic, and gives you plenty of room for error.
luggage should consist of little more than 2-3 small, soft pieces.
bring lots of film and batteries for the camera!

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Thanks for your reply. 12mpg sounds a bit scary but I guess another 100 or so here and there for fuel will not be too bad. Thinking about it though the English gallon is bigger than an American gallon so could be a couple of more mpg.

Planning on getting a camera and a mount, filming the whole thing will just be amazing. All four of us are complete car nuts, I just wish they could afford to rent a Ferraris too.
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Overall I agree with Jungthart. If you are driving on the highway around 140 kph you will be a bit north of 15 mpg. Around 200 kph expect south of this. Soft duffel bags are defintiely the way to pack. Front trunk room is very good - for a Ferrari - so packing frugally is recommended.
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Happy Birthday Snipe12. That will be a trip to remember. Like jungathart says - remember the camera and post some shots when you get back. The cost of the fuel will be high but the memories will be priceless. (That's almost a Bartism) :lol:
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This will definately be a birthday to remember! You could easily go through 200 gallons in a week's time if all you're doing is driving around.

Something to think about also, you'll have to find a polite way to tell your friends they can't drive it. If anything happens while they are driving it, you are still responsible. If any of them are under 25, the insurance might not cover it. The collector car insurance I have on my Ferrari doesn't cover drivers under 25. Find out ahead of time what is covered on the insurance and if there are any restrictions.

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