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F50 mainly, plus F40 et al Battle

Sorry if a repost, a little old and quality is so so, but this youtube may be of interest to appreciate F50 more. Video runs about ten minutes and consists of three parts:
(1) F50 street cruising at nite, impressions w/ specs covered.
(2) F50 acceleration test and track/slalom test.
(3) Track racing of F50, F40 F355, CGT2, et al.
Boxer and 212Export might be interested particularly. Too bad the narration is in Japanese with Chinese subtitles. If anyone wishes quick review, I may try. Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQc-t4zaqU
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Thanks Jimmy for sharing. This is a very old one but a great one. Its the same "best motoring" senior driver as on several other videos. I assume he is only saying great things about the car (what else would we expect...)
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Yes, 212Export, the test driver (older gentleman w/ tassled shoes) only had great things of F50. During the inital, casual nite driving, he mentioned like how "stiff" and well built body was, excellent suspension that the car handled well for normal street use too.
As for the slalom testing, he mentioned that ample HP and flat torque, great handling and how well tires stuck to tarmac even under extreme conditions. He was simply awed. w/ smiles Jimmy
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When it was turning the wheels reminded me of an F50 I saw at the Ferrari Brunch:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/photos/vi...odelselect=120

Might be the same model. Curious to hear what he said about the Diablo as I caught him mention it as it passed him.
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When it was turning the wheels reminded me of an F50 I saw at the Ferrari Brunch:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/photos/vi...odelselect=120

Might be the same model. Curious to hear what he said about the Diablo as I caught him mention it as it passed him.
That Diablo showing up next to it was a total impromptu. He just happened to come along. They conversed and the F50 driver was a bit surprised asking was this planned. Finding out not, he complimented the Diablo, and the Diablo driver replied by saying I'd rather own that F50 if he could afford it. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Yes, 212Export, the test driver (older gentleman w/ tassled shoes) only had great things of F50. During the inital, casual nite driving, he mentioned like how "stiff" and well built body was, excellent suspension that the car handled well for normal street use too.
As for the slalom testing, he mentioned that ample HP and flat torque, great handling and how well tires stuck to tarmac even under extreme conditions. He was simply awed. w/ smiles Jimmy
Many thanks for the translation Jimmy !
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