Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
It's not a dragster. Look at the power curves. The 308 doesn't start making any real power until 4000 RPMs. That's when the car comes alive. It took me awhile to get used to it. You just have to be in one gear lower than the gear you think you should be in. If you are used to driving American V8's the Ferrari doesn't start making real power until well after those cars have reached their redline. The 308 isn't designed to go 0-100 in 5 seconds and pop wheelies in every gear. It is designed to go at least 120 mph on any road for hours on end and still have one gear to spare. The redline is 7800 rpms but we expect it to make power at 1000.
If you don't think the 308 has enough power I think you just aren't driving it right. Don't take that as an insult because none was intended. Just try it my way and drop it down a gear and see if you still think the car lacks power.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."