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To Jimmy...Japanese F40/F50 comparison

Dear Jimmy...found the video below on which a well known japanese driver is comparing the f40 to the f50 (forget the Jag in the sequence). Could you tell us what the driver's (japanese) resumee of the 2 cars is (in general) ? Thanks a lot. Hope the video works.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?...61622340073429
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Jiimmy to make sure....when you open the link then play the movie highlighted on the upper right ! Thanks.
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Jiimmy to make sure....when you open the link then play the movie highlighted on the upper right ! Thanks.
Sorry, 212Export. I somehow missed this post and noticed it just now. I hope I used the asked youtube.
Just to be fair to others, let me summarize the comments by the driver comparing F50 and F40.
For F50: 0~400 in 11.1 sec.; in the slalom test, being a NA, immense power and flat torque, excellent suspension and footwork, tires flat with no quirkiness, body twist not a problem at all; more advanced than F40.
For F40: 0~400 a tad slower than F50; the use of somekind of shock absorber results in kickback, which is a negative feature; F40 is morre difficult to handle with understeer and footwork is not as responsive; felt more twisting of body. All in all, F40 requires more time getting used to before one can be comfortable with the car. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Interesting, most people prefer the f40 over an f50, Jeremy clarkson would stand by the f40 till he dies lol, suprised that the quarter mile was a little off, the performance stats from the factory are pretty much a match

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Many thanks, Jimmy for the explanation. The comment contains therefore no surprise to me. The driver in the video really tows the car to the right and to the left on the banking and it looks really like the F50 is much more stable on the ground.
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212, what a great find! Will be curious to hear Boxers take again on the two.

Best Motoring (video makers) do some great stuff, wish we could understand more of their works. Here is their site: http://www.bestmotoring.jp/
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Interesting, most people prefer the f40 over an f50, Jeremy clarkson would stand by the f40 till he dies lol, suprised that the quarter mile was a little off, the performance stats from the factory are pretty much a match
Two completely different cars designed for different purposes.

The 40 is a rocket in a tight canyon road or a short race track. Twitchy and a handful to drift the back end out when the turbo's come on so hard in the lower gears...it commands respect and full attention. Once you get through the corner you do not have but a moment to take a breath and your up to the next one. With Cats on them the power is more progressive, Catless its like a hammer...all of a sudden the tail is dancing around as the tires cant hold it all. In a word, Raw.

The 50 is a rock solid platform and has grown men giggling like a school boy when used on the edge. The power and torque is progressive, predictable and hold's one in total awe. The sounds generated by the engine/trans that are hard bolted to the carbon tub that acts like a sound amplifier is breath taking at minimum. Gearbox is wonderfully notchy and just the right gear spread.... Plenty of tire and sway control. In a word, Refined.

After a run up the canyon you need to step out of the 40 to take a break and collect your thought's of what the hell just happened. The 50 you just flat out refuse to get out as the sounds and feel keep you wanting for more of the same.

Two different cars that generate different emotions in completely different ways yet in equal levels.
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Gotta love the tussels on his shoes...


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That caught my eyes too, Onno. Considering the driver's age, in his young days, a fashion called "Trad" (for traditionals, like Brooks Brothers, etc.) was the way to be dressed. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Two completely different cars designed for different purposes.

The 40 is a rocket in a tight canyon road or a short race track. Twitchy and a handful to drift the back end out when the turbo's come on so hard in the lower gears...it commands respect and full attention. Once you get through the corner you do not have but a moment to take a breath and your up to the next one. With Cats on them the power is more progressive, Catless its like a hammer...all of a sudden the tail is dancing around as the tires cant hold it all. In a word, Raw.

The 50 is a rock solid platform and has grown men giggling like a school boy when used on the edge. The power and torque is progressive, predictable and hold's one in total awe. The sounds generated by the engine/trans that are hard bolted to the carbon tub that acts like a sound amplifier is breath taking at minimum. Gearbox is wonderfully notchy and just the right gear spread.... Plenty of tire and sway control. In a word, Refined.

After a run up the canyon you need to step out of the 40 to take a break and collect your thought's of what the hell just happened. The 50 you just flat out refuse to get out as the sounds and feel keep you wanting for more of the same.

Two different cars that generate different emotions in completely different ways yet in equal levels.
+1. There's absolutely nothing to add to this. Simply perfect. Thank You, Dave. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Two completely different cars designed for different purposes.

The 40 is a rocket in a tight canyon road or a short race track. Twitchy and a handful to drift the back end out when the turbo's come on so hard in the lower gears...it commands respect and full attention. Once you get through the corner you do not have but a moment to take a breath and your up to the next one. With Cats on them the power is more progressive, Catless its like a hammer...all of a sudden the tail is dancing around as the tires cant hold it all. In a word, Raw.

The 50 is a rock solid platform and has grown men giggling like a school boy when used on the edge. The power and torque is progressive, predictable and hold's one in total awe. The sounds generated by the engine/trans that are hard bolted to the carbon tub that acts like a sound amplifier is breath taking at minimum. Gearbox is wonderfully notchy and just the right gear spread.... Plenty of tire and sway control. In a word, Refined.

After a run up the canyon you need to step out of the 40 to take a break and collect your thought's of what the hell just happened. The 50 you just flat out refuse to get out as the sounds and feel keep you wanting for more of the same.

Two different cars that generate different emotions in completely different ways yet in equal levels.
That is an excellent summation of their differences, a well-written comparison/contrast.
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