Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,871
Bart- If you have standard wheels and rear tires (295/35 18), 550 (same as my 575M) gearing gives you a speed at 3000 rpm of ~78 mph in 6th. If you are that close, 80 indicated vs 78 actual, that is pretty miraculous, because most Maranellos' speedometers read 5-10% fast. Even though the odometers are pretty much right on.
I am sure 80 mph in a Maranello feels much slower than a Mustang or Honda at 80 mph, especially to a passenger. The Maranello still has 120 mph to go for top speed, the others a bit less.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.