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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. greg246

    greg246 F1 World Champ
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    Except for Ian :p
     
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  2. IanB

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    I thought it a very well researched and considered article, hard to argue with any of it. He nailed the 488 Pista as the turning point in the "special" game. It takes a lot of reality avoidance to believe that Ferrari today has any regard for its customers. Chasing the boom in China will have an unhappy ending for a lot of people.
     
  3. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    Precisely Ian. I think everyone, whether they admit it or not and regardless of how good the car is, would be thinking the same thing about the Pista. Wait until the F8 comes out and makes the Pista look like a PieceA....
     
  4. SPEEDCORE

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    ***WARNING*** Contains Shmee.
     
  5. SPEEDCORE

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    "today" isn't that why Mr Lambo started Lamborghini car company :p
     
  6. Ferraridoc

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    He makes a lot of assumptions - no way autonomous cars will be commonplace in ten years. And he puts a lot of emphasis on the new generations scorning ICE cars. He's right about the glut, though - glad I don't own a Pista
     
  7. IanB

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    I'm also amused by the "exclusivity" schtick that the Italians like to use. The truth is that Ferrari, Lambo and Maserati were all chronically underfunded cottage manufacturers using antiquated manual methods that couldn't build cars at large scale. There was never a business case to invest in volume production until the introduction of CNC robots radically reduced automation cost in the 80's.

    The "rarity" up to the 70's was a function of the limited number of buyers for expensive but not well made cars.
     
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  8. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    It's ok, some people forget history .... but I have to say, the sky is falling :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Go back and look at 1972 oil crisis ...... the world was " doomed" back then :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  9. Steve355F1

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    And we were being told the next ice age was nearly upon us...

    Well, those of us alive at the time were, anyway.
     
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  10. ihavearedferrari

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  11. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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  12. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    It’s not a spider


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  13. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    I'm happy to say I've never been gay enough to own a spider.
     
  14. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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  15. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Sorry/snap.
     
  16. Horse

    Horse Two Time F1 World Champ
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  17. knocker

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    That’s a disgrace, it’s clearly a coupe


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  18. Maranello550

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  19. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    Don’t knock it till you’ve...oh hang on, gay ENOUGH? So exactly HOW gay are you?
    NTTAWWT
     
  20. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    a little bit
     
  21. Horse

    Horse Two Time F1 World Champ
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    So not a homosexual but you ****ed a guy who was?


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  22. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    PP’s not gay, but his husband is.


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  23. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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  24. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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