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post #1 of 27 Old 07-23-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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What do you think about kit Ferraris

I know we have all seen the really crappy ones but what about the ones that actually pay tribute. to a great designed car.

I like this one I saw once.


It was called the Nemesis I think.
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Kit Ferraris should be properly disposed of in a licensed landfill.
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Theoretically, conceivably... someone somewhere sometime could eventually come up with a kit that would actually improve on Ferrari's own (PF or other aided) creations.

However, personally I've never come across such a miracle and I really do not expect to be so lucky in this lifetime.
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Kit Ferraris should be properly disposed of in a licensed landfill.
That's too kind. They should be taken to the Top Gear track where an assortment of undesirable vehicles or wheeled homes should be dropped on them from a great height. Thus destroying two monstrosities in one go.

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Kit Ferraris should be properly disposed of in a licensed landfill.
Unlicensed will do as well.
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Well there was a time when no one had walked on the moon and I imagine that if you told somebody before it had happen. That they would say I never heard of such a thing and I would never believe in my life time that it would happen. But here we are some years later and look at us now.

I understand how you guy's feel about 99.99% of the kits out there that are built by Idiots on Fiero chassis's and crap but I assure you this one is NOT like those

I can prove it and It has beaten a Ultima GTR 580 around donington park race track not an easy feat I would imagine given it holds world records.

I hope that I do not offend and I hope that you Gentlemen and Ladies (if there are any ladies here) Will not kick me off this forum just for not 100% agreeing with everything that everyone else on here believes... I do Love ferrari.


Thanks and I look forward to talking more about other thing that might interest both of us.
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I don't get any correlation between Ferrari and the moon.

Kit cars to me are analogous to breast implants!

Either you have them or you don't.

Why mess around with imposters?

There is little value!
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I can't understand the point of spending good money on a donor car and even more good money on a kit, and then spend hundreds of hours building it. It doesn't make sense when you can pay 20K GBP or $30K USD for a good 308 which is a proper Ferrari. It doesn't matter how fast it goes around the track, it is a Ferrari, the ultimate dream car. They look fast even when they are parked and are drop dead gorgeous to look at. Why go for a fake Ferrari when you can buy a real one for Ford money?

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That is how I feel.

There is a testarossa kit car locally built on a Corvette chassis.

It's quite convincing, but why?

It's rather dumb I think.
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Everytime someone brings this up, they are defending what this particular kitcar is. "It's not one of those crappy ones, it's brilliant, yada yada yada".

Buy a real one, any one - then you don't have to explain anything.

I find it highly amusing that people always try and imitate the flashy Ferraris. To me, there is only 1 explanation for that: you want to be something/someone you're not. If you'd rather have a 360 kitcar than a 308GTB (which are a similar price), you need serious help.

The only exception I make is for recreating racing Ferraris, because they are so rare and so expensive that to experience them is almost impossible. Even so, building a decent recreation of '50s or '60s racers requires an original Ferrari chassis and will cost several hundred thousand pounds. And for the record - I do not condone chopping original Ferraris to create a recreation. Only if the car is unsalvageable you should turn it into something else. And if you do - you can't pretend it's the real thing. I would have the word 'recreation' etched in the windshield.


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It sounds like that yellow car belongs to ArchNemesis. Or maybe he wants to buy it.


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Or maybe he's just Testaing us!!!!
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I hope that I do not offend and I hope that you Gentlemen and Ladies (if there are any ladies here) Will not kick me off this forum just for not 100% agreeing with everything that everyone else on here believes... I do Love ferrari.


Thanks and I look forward to talking more about other thing that might interest both of us.
I think you will find we are a diverse and tolerant group here. General civility and respect are the common traits.
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I don't like Ferrari replicas end of. Don't see the point, it looks to me that the person that owns the replica wants people to think they own a Ferrari.

The bit under the bonnet or the hood is what owning a Ferrari is about IMHO only Ferrari make Ferrari engines.
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I agree about the kit cars with as JazzyO pointed out the very rare but even here as long as it is known to be a replica and not touted as the original.

As for the breast implant analogy - these I have no issue with as long as the proportions are right!

Besides, I bought my dream why cannot they buy theirs?

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As for the breast implant analogy - these I have no issue with as long as the proportions are right! ---
Point is being missed.

It's not the proportions.

It's the fact that they are not authentic!

Not the same value.
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Set the record straight....

For the record, I DO get your point.

I just don't care if they are not original equipment!

Does this put me into the same class as those who like kit ferraris??

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Does this put me into the same class as those who like kit ferraris??
Of course.

What else did you expect for a response!!!
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post #20 of 27 Old 07-30-2009, 04:36 PM
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I should have known better than to ask.

Oh well, I can live with that.

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