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Can someone clear this up for me, before I embarrass myself in educated company - is 355 supposed to be pronouced three fifty five, or three five five? Three-sixty I'll take as a given. Four fifty six? four five six? Three forty eight? Three four eight? Consensus please!

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Dj Dirk said:
well in europe they say three fifty five
Dirk,

That may be the case in continental Europe - but in the UK it's three five five.

As for the others - four five six, three four eight, five seven five etc.

I'm curious about this now - as I'd never even considered that anyone could call a 355 - three fifty five!!

I obviously don't get out enough!! :green:

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Me personally, I have always said number by number; ie, three five five.
If it ends in a zero then I say it as the tenth; as is three sixty or three thirty P four.
That's my prefrence though.
 

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What I've always heard for spoken names of the Ferrari models:

Ferrari 355 Berlinetta: Ferrari three five five Berlinetta
Ferrari 360 Modena: Ferrari three sixty Modena
Ferrari 456 GTA: Ferrari four five six GTA
Ferrari 550 Maranello: Ferrari five fifty Maranello
Ferrari 575M: Ferrari five seven five M
Ferrari F-50: Ferrari F fifty

**There are exceptions to the rule....Ferrari 328 GTB could probably be said two ways along with a bunch of other models.
 

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Dj Dirk said:
Bazil
what do you say then to a Modena?
"Hello gorgeous" :green:

(but I call it a "three sixty")
 

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Azzurro California 575M said:
What I've always heard for spoken names of the Ferrari models:

Ferrari 355 Berlinetta: Ferrari three five five Berlinetta
Ferrari 360 Modena: Ferrari three sixty Modena
Ferrari 456 GTA: Ferrari four five six GTA
Ferrari 550 Maranello: Ferrari five fifty Maranello
Ferrari 575M: Ferrari five seven five M
Ferrari F-50: Ferrari F fifty


Yes this is absolutely correct.
You will also notice if there isn't a zero in the name, we say each individual number. That's because saying 'zero' or 'Oh' would sound stupid. "Hi there, I own a Ferrari five five oh"
 

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Azzurro California 575M said:
What I've always heard for spoken names of the Ferrari models:

Ferrari 355 Berlinetta: Ferrari three five five Berlinetta
Ferrari 360 Modena: Ferrari three sixty Modena
Ferrari 456 GTA: Ferrari four five six GTA
Ferrari 550 Maranello: Ferrari five fifty Maranello
Ferrari 575M: Ferrari five seven five M
Ferrari F-50: Ferrari F fifty

**There are exceptions to the rule....Ferrari 328 GTB could probably be said two ways along with a bunch of other models.
That's how we say it too, in my part of the world. :D
 

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Quaid said:
You will also notice if there isn't a zero in the name, we say each individual number. That's because saying 'zero' or 'Oh' would sound stupid.
Unless it's a 308.
 

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Personally, I call a 308 a three oh eight and a 328 a three twenty eight.

I have always referred to the 575 as a five seventy five and no one has ever looked at me funny (at least not for that reason).
 

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How about "trecento cinquanta cinque"? (355 in italian) ;-)
 

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Mick said:
How about "trecento cinquanta cinque"? (355 in italian) ;-)
Ah very good point. Is this how they say it?

Thinking about myself I always say the first number and then the second two together for everything. The one exception for me seems to be the 355, I always say three, five, five. Oh and three O eight. The rest are two fifty, three seventy five, four fifty six, three forty eights. I guess because the double 5 I say 5, 5.
 
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