Originally Posted by Bart
The V-8 Ferrari is turning into the flat 6 of Porsche.
The 430 is becoming like the 911, as just another fast car. Crap.
May the rest of the V-8s suck hind titty.
Anyone calling a Ferrari a Porsche should be slapped?
Well as usual, I have to post...and like usual I wont get many replies...lol
If we were to follow in Enzo's footsteps, we would have 4-6-8 and V12's. Here are some facts. It was said that Mr. Ferrari entered four cars in the 1956 Nurburgring race. He had 2-V12's for speed and if they broke down he would still have the two 4 cyl for reliability. Same car same chassis and both 3.5L capacity. V12 had speed and the 4 cyl had lots of torque. This was before they we limited to only two cars per race. They also later changed the 4 cyl by adding 2 more to make a V6 4.4L engine for racing.
Enzo Ferrari was not pushed around by anyone. So if he thought anything but a V12 was crap, he would of never built it.
Like any Ferrari maniac (like me), Ferrari was not always about how many cylinders but how many liters his cars would have in order to compete and where the torque curve was for racing depending on the circuit to win the race.
I plan to buy a 91+ 348 V8, why? reliability and I love driving a mid engine car. The engine is behind you and is constantly giving you an earful of adrenaline at over 5000 RPM.
Now don't get me wrong, the V12's did make a big impact on racing and production cars but everyone knows that same liter capacity V8 make more torque than any V12 because the pistons are bigger.
Read my quote one more time, he did not say he built only V12's with a specific car type...he, Mr. Ferrari...built engine.
By the way, this is not a personal attack, this is just my opinion, I have asked Bart a few questions in the past and was ignored, so im not looking for one now
Therefore, unless your driving you beast over 170mph to experience the wonderful thrill and magic a V12 was designed for, you might as well drive a V8...