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Daytona / Dino 246 GTS lengths

When Capo placed his 246 GTS next to my Daytona in Switzerland/Sicily we stumbled over a fact we never would have thought initially:

The lengths of the 2 cars (bumber/bumper) is exactly the same..!

It clearly shows how much the body shape may give a wrong impression as I always thought "D" to be longer.
Besides, the lengts of "D" is also exactly the same as the lengths of my wife's "little" 911 Porsche Carrera 3.2. (never would have guessed that either).

Hope to not bore anybody to much with those unimportant details...

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Put it next to a 355 or a 360 sometime. You will be surprised.
A Daytona is not a big car. The design is very deceiving.

I put one on our alignment rack one time at the dealer. I had to bring the front wheels as far back as possible to get the rear wheels back far enough to get on the floating plates so I could align both ends because the wheel base is so short. It was the only Ferrari I ever had to do that with.
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Put it next to a 355 or a 360 sometime. You will be surprised.
A Daytona is not a big car. The design is very deceiving.

I put one on our alignment rack one time at the dealer. I had to bring the front wheels as far back as possible to get the rear wheels back far enough to get on the floating plates so I could align both ends because the wheel base is so short. It was the only Ferrari I ever had to do that with.
Interesting isn't it ? BTW, when looked at both backs the 246 Dino seems "broader" and (unbelieavable), higher.
The Daytona is only 1/2 inch longer than the 512 BB and 3 inches shorter than a 360 (as you hinted) AND the Daytona is shorter than a F40 ! (a little heavier though ;-))

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Put the Daytona next to a 599 and it looks tiny.
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I have photos of 599s vs Maranellos and F12s, plus 599 vs 275, but nothing of 599 vs Daytona. EVO did a comparision test of the 599, 275, 365 GTB/4, 550 and 575M, but no good photo of the 599 with the Daytona. Anybody have one?

My Daytona always seemed large to me, but her predecessors were a Dino 246 GT and a 69 911S, so understandable. Especially since our other cars were a Beetle and a Scirocco.

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I have photos of 599s vs Maranellos and F12s, plus 599 vs 275, but nothing of 599 vs Daytona. EVO did a comparision test of the 599, 275, 365 GTB/4, 550 and 575M, but no good photo of the 599 with the Daytona. Anybody have one?

My Daytona always seemed large to me, but her predecessors were a Dino 246 GT and a 69 911S, so understandable. Especially since our other cars were a Beetle and a Scirocco.

It feels big because it is so solid and well planted. The control effort levels contribute to that.

Not to mention that most of the car is in front of the windshield.
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