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Old 08-01-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Ferrari F430 tried to blow by me on the on-ramp today..

I think he thinks his car is faster than it is...
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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I managed to embarrass a Cobra Mustang driver in pretty much the same fashion...
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I think he thinks his car is faster than it is...
I enjoy that too.

But then again, when I'm in my RS7 (560HP), I laugh at C7's...so it's all relative.

And this is coming from a C7 owner
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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I enjoy that too.

But then again, when I'm in my RS7 (560HP), I laugh at C7's...so it's all relative.

And this is coming from a C7 owner
yeah, but with a base price of $105k, it SHOULD embarass the C7.. you'd think a $200k ferrari would do the same
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I think he thinks his car is faster than it is...
And.....exactly what happened?
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yeah, but with a base price of $105k, it SHOULD embarass the C7.. you'd think a $200k ferrari would do the same
Its relative. The last f430 rolled off the line in 09. It will destroy any 09 vette. Want to compare? See what happens against a 458 :P

My father has a 360 with virtually no miles. People think its a rocket ship. Realistically it "only" has about 420hp at the crank with the full exhaust and headers he has. Fun car to drive, totally different experience. But its not exactly "fast" by todays standards. In any measurable performance category, my c7 destorys it, but it gets a ton of looks and people just gravitate towards it. The c7 gets that too, but in 2 years it wont, whereas that car will ALWAYS grab people.

Edit: I forgot about the zr1. So maybe not ANY 09 vette.
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yeah, but with a base price of $105k, it SHOULD embarass the C7.. you'd think a $200k ferrari would do the same
True--and if you find a 2015 RS7 for $105K, please let me know .

But then again, there's more to a Ferrari than just speed (and it's a 5 year old car)

However, I can appreciate the thought.
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yeah, but with a base price of $105k, it SHOULD embarass the C7.. you'd think a $200k ferrari would do the same
Sometimes you really are just buying a name.
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And.....exactly what happened?
well, hypothetically:

I was getting onto a long, sweeping on-ramp and there were no other cars around -- then I see a dark blue F430 come up behind me, i was going about 45-50 at the time.

Heard his engine drop gears, and he took off -- i shifted down to 2nd and did the same, started gaining on him; the sweeping on ramp had a really nice, long descent -- flipped to 3rd gear, then 4th -- i wasn't prepared to go the speeds he was, so I laid off of it.. he kept going, but I think we was surprised and this was at 11:30am and there were literally ZERO cars around.

hypothetically, of course.
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It would be hard to choose between the both of them, but the 430 feels faster! IMO! I do luv them both though!



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Wow!! Two beautiful rides!
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As much as I am a fan of Corvette it is much cooler to say you have a Ferrari.
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I didn't know if I should post my third considering it's a corvette page, but this car is my pride and joy!
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As much as I am a fan of Corvette it is much cooler to say you have a Ferrari.
You should see the looks my wife gets when she drives it!!
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You should see the looks my wife gets when she drives it!!
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I managed to embarrass a Cobra Mustang driver in pretty much the same fashion...
If it was a newer Shelby (not a Cobra) the only reason you "embarrassed" him is because he let you. The wife's '12 Shelby has ~100 HP and ~100 lb-ft of torque more than a C7, and since it's supercharged it's instant. If you lived near here I could embarrass you in your C7, especially in any kind of rolling start race.
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Stock,i believe my 2007 ferrari was faster..but now i got a a&a on my z51.burnouts are much more fun..m7 much better than a f1
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If it was a newer Shelby (not a Cobra) the only reason you "embarrassed" him is because he let you. The wife's '12 Shelby has ~100 HP and ~100 lb-ft of torque more than a C7, and since it's supercharged it's instant. If you lived near here I could embarrass you in your C7, especially in any kind of rolling start race.
lol maybe in a straight line for 1/4 mile. all else, not a chance.

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Stock,i believe my 2007 ferrari was faster..but now i got a a&a on my z51.burnouts are much more fun..m7 much better than a f1
They both look incredible! Ok now I might have to throw a little into the C7! Really like how that engine looks! Very nice job!!
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lol maybe in a straight line for 1/4 mile. all else, not a chance.

I agree completely. In a rolling start race on an on ramp or highway the Shelby wins easy. Add any curves and it's all over; the C7 spanks it.

We have one of each and they're both a blast to drive, but I greatly prefer driving my C7 over the Shelby.
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