2002 would probably refer to the first registration date.
Hi! You are probably right. The first registration date was 22/4/2002. I can not see the actual production date in my documentation. The car was originally sold in France and has one owner before me. I have had the car since March this year.
ps. I find it curious in Europe that the Barchettas go to model year 2002 and in North America it is only to 2001. Is this due to when they started selling the cars in Europe?
Just a curiousity question. I have seen a few 2002 Barchettas listed for sale in Europe over the years.
You guys have a nice track, and I notice you have it all to yourself.
Our track in Calgary is closing this year, (it is on City land and is needed for infrastructure now) so we won't have a track any more.
Barry - I bought my current 575M F1 from Wide World Ferrari and came down to look at the car in February of this year.....had it been later in the season, I would have asked to take the 575 to a nearby track.....
When my 575 arrived in May/10, I was on the track with it the next day to get a feel for the F1. I just didn't like the fact of the wear on the Pirelli Rosso's.
That was the only time I tracked mine.....more for my curiousity of the handling combined with F1 shifting.
I took the Barchetta to the track only once for a few laps with a couple of cars on at the same time.......
I have the Michelin Pilot Sports on that car and they stand up a lot better than the P-Zeros. That's why I asked what tires you run on the track. I would have to say that I was more impressed with the Barchetta in the curves and corners than the 575.......less body roll.....firmer suspension.
I am glad you have so many tracks to choose from and that you enjoy your car in that manner. Are there any other 550's or 575's that have showed up when you go to your track days?
Nice photo's, I really like the one with Daytona behind it......
It's good to hear that you had your 575M and Barchetta on the track. There are times on the track that I wish I had a paddle shifter. What would really be neat is a sequential shifter...but that's only a daydream.
Daytona was a 3 day event and I put about 350 miles on the 550 that weekend. My Pilot Sports were in pretty good shape with about 70% tread when I started. This is what they looked like after the event. That's a world record tire booger you're looking at there.
The g-Forces have about 500 track miles and 600 road miles on them and they still look new. I prefer them to the PS2s I have now as far as handling. The g-Forces were also half the cost of the PS2s. Some people don't care for the tread pattern. I kind of like it.
I've never seen another 550 on the track around here, but I've seen a 550 at Daytona. There's one fellow nearby who regularly tracks his 456.
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