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post #1 of 20 Old 11-14-2005, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where is the Shifter?

This image is from a 2004 Ferrari 360 F-1 Spider.

I don't know much about Ferrari's but I'm curious, where is the shifter? Does this car have an automatic transmission? Do Ferrari's even have an automatic transmission as an option?

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-14-2005, 04:48 AM
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Paddles

hi there!
the f1 in "360 f1" means it has a paddlingshifting gearbox. you change gears with paddles behind the steeringwheel. upshit on the right side, and downshit on the left side. the car doesn't have a clutchpedal but it's still a manual gearbox (some people like to call it a semi-automatic). but you can, if you want to, put the transmition in automatic mode. but as i wrote earlier, it's still basicly a manual transmition. a little confusing i know. hope this helps. i think my facts are correct!

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post #3 of 20 Old 11-14-2005, 06:48 AM
 
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hazte is right

take a look behind the steering wheel and youll see the paddles

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post #4 of 20 Old 11-14-2005, 08:23 AM
 
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You can also put it in fully automatic mode as well.
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thanks. that clears up quite a few things.

What is the general consencus on these types of transmissions? Do we like them? What is the most popular out there?
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You can also put it in fully automatic mode as well.
not true
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You can also put it in fully automatic mode as well.
not true
I think if you hit the Auto button it goes into full automaic mode. Ive never owned one, nor have I ever hit that button, but I always assumed it would go into full auto mode.

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thanks. that clears up quite a few things.

What is the general consencus on these types of transmissions? Do we like them? What is the most popular out there?
I prefer manual shift

Ive heard that the F1 gear of the F355 had some problems, but that they were solved in the other models

its a matter of taste

I like to hear that metal noise when you shift

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Remember this: with a paddle, your left leg has nothing to do unless you are a left foot braker. Darn, I hate following a left foot braker.

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Remember this: with a paddle, your left leg has nothing to do unless you are a left foot braker. Darn, I hate following a left foot braker.

8)
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thanks Bart!! Ill use that quote whenever I meet paddle lovers

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You can also put it in fully automatic mode as well.
not true
I think if you hit the Auto button it goes into full automaic mode. Ive never owned one, nor have I ever hit that button, but I always assumed it would go into full auto mode.

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i think you will find that actually only the 575maranello and the 612 scagleitti have the Automatic override. In the 360 that button is the reverse button.
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-20-2005, 09:01 AM
 
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On my Celica GT-S it has something similar. Except there are buttons on the wheel that say up/down. I know theres a big difference in Toyota and Ferrari lmao but yeah it's all the same shifting principle.
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You can also put it in fully automatic mode as well.
not true
I think if you hit the Auto button it goes into full automaic mode. Ive never owned one, nor have I ever hit that button, but I always assumed it would go into full auto mode.

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/c/...Storage/F1.png
i think you will find that actually only the 575maranello and the 612 scagleitti have the Automatic override. In the 360 that button is the reverse button.
Do they actually have an automatic mode? :-?
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post #14 of 20 Old 11-24-2005, 11:08 AM
 
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Yes but it is supposed to be usless. They used to make an Automatic version of the 456 you know. :-?






see the buttons on the centre console, look at the one on the left as we are looking that says Auto (i know it is hard to read anyone got better pics plz!)
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-02-2005, 01:23 PM
 
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thats from a 360. it is not the reverse button, to go in reverse you pull up and then back on the lever
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-15-2005, 11:46 AM
 
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trust me that picture is from a 575 Maranello, look at where the radio is, it is flat on the centre panel in the 575 and 550 maranello's only and on a 360 Modena and Spider the dials are in cases.

That is a 360 Modena interior and trust me, i have been in a Spider i know what it loooks like.
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-15-2005, 04:57 PM
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I have a 360 and that's the 360 interior, you can see on the glovebox where it says 360 modena. I prefer the 6 speed as opposed to the paddles, you can "feel" the car much better!
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post #18 of 20 Old 07-11-2006, 08:09 PM
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Duh

if you look at the sides of the steering wheel, you will see a "paddle". its called "paddle shifters". they started on the 360 modena as an option. as seen in the enzo also, as well as the 612 scaglietti, 360 spyder, and F430. the auto button turns it into "semiauto" mode. it means you have the option to shift but it will shift if you don't. i have driven a 360 spyder and enzo and love it, for city driving! if you want a CAR! get the stndard transmission.
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post #19 of 20 Old 07-12-2006, 05:17 AM
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One of the things that bothers me about the paddle shifter is the fact that it is an $11,000 option. Why the heck does it cost so much? That is about the same price as a brand new Ford Focus. For what it costs Ferrari to make this transmission Ford can make an entire car.

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post #20 of 20 Old 07-13-2006, 07:56 AM
 
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You're losing sight of the fact that the car itself new costs as much as a small house. 200k for a car and you're concerned with paddles. Im thinking that stiching is 24k gold.

Alas, Im still in love ... sigh
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