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A friend of mine was smoked in a straight line drag race against a Mercedes E55 AMG !

I think probably why Ferrari is launching the F430 is to combat those German cars on steroids aka AMG series and BMW M5 ( E60 ).

Anybody have similar experience ?
 

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Yeah, well, the 360 isn't exactly a drag car... Not that the E55 is either. For what it's worth, there are a LOT of fast cars out there. A new Mustang Cobra can run mid 12s in the 1/4 mile stock, and a Cobra with $1500 in mods can EASILY run 11s, which is good enough to totally smoke a 360 in a drag race. Hell, a new Vette should smoke a 360 in a drag race as well. We're talking about cars that are 35K-50K as well... I think it's about time Ferrari steps up and put more power in these cars. Kinda sad when a Mustang can run with a Ferrari in a straight line. Good for the average Joe, though! :D
 

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It is very easy to build a fast car in a straight line. Just puta massive engine in it and even a mini can beat a Ferrari. Take both cars to the track and you know which car is faster. Offcourse some car are also faster on the track, but they are not Ferrari's ;)
 

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Just look at the specs and you'll know that the SL55 has tons and tons of torque and more power at 500bhp. The Modena is only 400bhp. So why is he so silly as to try?

Ask the SL55 owner to take it to the track and see how silly he'll look running against the Modena. Horses for courses!!
 

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While it is true that there are faster, more powerful cars out there - I've even seen a 1000hp/900ft-lb Viper and am working on a 600+ RWHP Mustang - NONE compare in the heritage and beauty catergory. To me, Ferrari is not all about speed, but it's presence.
 

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ofcourse he got smoked on a straight drag, he should be glad that it wasn't a Brabus or a E65, then it would have even been worse
 

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Dj Dirk said:
ofcourse he got smoked on a straight drag, he should be glad that it wasn't a Brabus or a E65, then it would have even been worse
Yap guess he thught the basic product from the prancing horse was enuf to scared the sh*t out of the E55 AMG...but guess her was wrong alright !

If I were faced with these high BHP machines on a straight line drag race...I'll standby an Enzo to make sure victory is easy and sweet !
 

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Dr. Bob said:
It is very easy to build a fast car in a straight line. Just puta massive engine in it and even a mini can beat a Ferrari. Take both cars to the track and you know which car is faster. Offcourse some car are also faster on the track, but they are not Ferrari's ;)
that right!

i think that many cars can win agaist a ferrari but they aren't ferrari...
i've seen a lot of videos where a BMW M3 win agaist 360 and 575 but the BMW is always a BMW and the Ferrari is always a Ferrari at the same!

Ferrari Rulez everywhere!
 

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Sangio said:
Dr. Bob said:
It is very easy to build a fast car in a straight line. Just puta massive engine in it and even a mini can beat a Ferrari. Take both cars to the track and you know which car is faster. Offcourse some car are also faster on the track, but they are not Ferrari's ;)
that right!

i think that many cars can win agaist a ferrari but they aren't ferrari...
i've seen a lot of videos where a BMW M3 win agaist 360 and 575 but the BMW is always a BMW and the Ferrari is always a Ferrari at the same!

Ferrari Rulez everywhere!
Huh M3 wins a 360 and 575 ???

I bet either Michael Schumacher was driving the M3 or the Ferrari drivers were sleeping !

I once took a friend's Jap car with 363 Nm of torque and I out sprinted a current model M3 in a drag race !

So how could an M3 smoked a 360 or 575 in the first place ???

But I have to agree with you that Ferrari rules anytime of the day !!!
 

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1st of all that's a 355 and not a 575
and if you listen to his engine, he doesn't really seem to pushing it fully and he's shifting too early
 

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yeah u're right...it's a 355 it's wrote in the 1st part of the video i didn't seen but from the site where i downloaded it was wrote: 575m vs bmw m3

sorry! :lol:

but for the sound i think the engine is pushing fully!

here is another video where the m3 fight agaist a 360 modena

have a good vision! :wink:
 

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There is an owner here with both a 360 and E55. I'll look for the topic. We discussed this in details a few months ago the difference between the two cars. It isn't a fair comparison in many ways and it depends on your taste.

The F430 is being made to blast the doors of Lamborghini's Gallardo (which hopefully it will).
 

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Stradale said:
Just look at the specs and you'll know that the SL55 has tons and tons of torque and more power at 500bhp. The Modena is only 400bhp. So why is he so silly as to try?

Ask the SL55 owner to take it to the track and see how silly he'll look running against the Modena. Horses for courses!!
Stradale, I completely agree, add a few bends and corners and see who comes out on top !
 

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Hmm...I wonder if the 360 is matched against the new E60 BMW M5 ???
Heard the M5 chassis is very well sorted and could be a tough fight between the 360 and BMW M5 !
 

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Hmm...I wonder if the 360 is matched against the new E60 BMW M5 ???
Heard the M5 chassis is very well sorted and could be a tough fight between the 360 and BMW M5 !
However good a saloon car is, it's still a saloon and drives like a sporty saloon. Can't match a sports car, not on the track.
 

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Stradale said:
F430-Monza said:
Hmm...I wonder if the 360 is matched against the new E60 BMW M5 ???
Heard the M5 chassis is very well sorted and could be a tough fight between the 360 and BMW M5 !
However good a saloon car is, it's still a saloon and drives like a sporty saloon. Can't match a sports car, not on the track.
well, this one is developed on the Nordschleife, so this one will be good on the track
 
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