Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Essex Connecticut
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,839
To add to Andrews point...
Driving a Ferrari does NOT give you the feel of a "Popemobile" surrounded in glass with no restrictions(caravan)...Nor does it give you the tunnel vision effect of a windshield to far away (Datsun 240 Z, taurus). On your first drive you will notice certain differances from "normal" daily driver type cars. Most will leave you with the impression that Ferrari visibility is designed for High performance motoring.
Specifically, on the 3x8, and I suspect on TR's also, the mirrors (rear view and R/L side views) are mounted at the same eye level giving a comfortable feeling of consistancy which works wonderfully well at high speeds. Scanning mirrors becomes a left to right action and can be accomplished without undue interuption of forward vision. This same feature can cause blind spots during city driving and in parking lots that must be taken in to account. And don't try to back up unless you are fairly flexible or have a spotter. I'm sure other models (550) are quite differant but sadly I've never experienced them.
Previous owner of 348ts SS #64, Now Ferrariless