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This is a short clip of my friend's highly modified turbo Evolution racing his friend's Ferrari from a 60mph roll on the express way. It's amusing when a Japanese 4-cylinder sedan walks away from a supercar 9 times the price! Enjoy 8)



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Funny... looks to me like the 360 did not even notice you and had no intention of racing. I say this because all the traffic behind him was not falling behind but yet were keeping up with him. If he had tried... that traffic would have been falling behind.
 

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360 Spyder, I see what you mean. I think I have done that a few times in my wife's Mondeo. :lol: I think its called overtaking! Once again they have to beat a Ferrari.
 

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Actually the Ferrari WAS on it. He was a buddy of ours. (and after taking him for a ride in the Evo he even said it made the Ferrari feel slow.) Funny, he couldn't hang in the straights or the turns...

Building a straight line car isn't hard... but building an all around road-race car like the Evo in the video tends to get a little difficult. Maybe read into things a little more...
 

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dude... if you are here to bash Ferrari's because they are overpriced for their speed talk to Basosz... Everybody else here already knows. I think nobody here will ever tell you a Ferrari is a logical decision in any way. It isn't the fastest car, not the cheapest, it does not have a large boot, but still, it is a Ferrari. If you do not understand, there is no point in explaining.
 

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well, I´m pretty sure that the Evo is good in corners, maybe better than the 360, because it has 4WD

but it still is a japanese turbocharged, and not an italian beast
 

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Theres definatley an intrinsic value associated with a ferrari, so much more than a name. You would never have to explain the pros of a ferrari like you would those of an Evo.
 

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a 20 year old junk civic can beat a ferrari in a straight line. so what, you put a ton of money into something and it'll be fast. WE KNOW THIS. there's a reason you buy a ferrari. it's not just a great performer out of the box, it's the whole thing. they are works of art.
 

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Now that I own a Jeep and I love Ferrari, I can make this comparison between the two;

It's a Jeep thing... you wouldn't understand it.
It's a Ferrari thing... you wouldn't understand it.

That is unless you own or love them - then you get it.
 

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I think you don't by a Ferrari becuz it shows you got money...You buy one because it...gorgeous and astonishing, I mean you can buy a Mclaren F1 because it's fast (but ugly IMO! :lol: ) or you buy an F40 because its.....well....no words can explain actually :(
Thats ofcourse my opinion, but if you had the choice between an Evo or a Ferrari...I think your decision will be made fast...
 

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but if you had the choice between an Evo or a Ferrari...I think your decision will be made fast...
Yes indeed. I'd take the Evo over a ferrari all the time. Mainly because I definetly like the Evo's styling.
 

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Basosz said:
zerto said:
but if you had the choice between an Evo or a Ferrari...I think your decision will be made fast...
Yes indeed. I'd take the Evo over a ferrari all the time. Mainly because I definetly like the Evo's styling.
There's no accountancy for tastes :lol: :lol:
 

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How come nobody posts videos of " My Ferrari beat a ......... today " (insert any make of car) ? :lol: :lol:
 

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How come nobody posts videos of " My Ferrari beat a ......... today " (insert any make of car) ? :lol: :lol:
That is a part of it... Ferrari owners do not care if they beat some other make of vehicle. They do not go driving around looking for their next "kill".
 

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360 Spyder said:
marlin said:
How come nobody posts videos of " My Ferrari beat a ......... today " (insert any make of car) ? :lol: :lol:
That is a part of it... Ferrari owners do not care if they beat some other make of vehicle. They do not go driving around looking for their next "kill".
Exactly - nothing to prove. 8)
 

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On the UK TV series they did an interesting bit about a highly modified turbo EVO:

- first they raced a Lambo Murcielago with it around their very tight and small track, and were just as fast
- then they tried a rolling race in top gear, against a basic Ford Escort.... and lost by looooong way.

The high-power Turbo EVO's have huuuge turbo-lag, so the same race against the Ferrari in top gear would have been no contest at all, the Ferrari would have won without even trying. Also, if there had been a possibility to really get up to speed, the EVO would be unable to keep up with the 360, as it is geared much shorter, and has much more air resistance.

So, the EVO is fast at lower speeds, if you can keep the revs up, but then it uses about twice the gas per mile as an 8cyl Ferrari uses (up to 30 liters/100km).

Any real race, which needs torque in all situations, and with a decent high-speed part, would show the weeknesses of the tuning set-up.
 
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