Sunday, September 27, 2009

Down on the Street

While farting around on the computer this morning, my ears perked up at a vehicle with a unique exhaust sound coming down the street. Hmm, too deep to be a crotch-rocket super bike, better take my eyes off the monitor to see exactly what it's coming from. Sounds like it has a flat-plane crank - why it's a Ferrari - and it's making a three-point turn right in front of the house. Better take a look outside to see if it's going to be still for a moment.
Yup! And just beyond it, at the top of the hill on the right side, you can see one of my favorite neighborhood cars, a 1991 Vanagon Carat.
Not being a Ferrari aficionado, I was unsure whether this was an F360 or F430. I did find an F360 in the 'hood back in August.
Checking out the mirror, it's quite obvious that this is not an F360:
I like the dark grey metallic. Most Ferraris seem to be the classic look-at-me/arrest-me-red. And don't those brakes look a bit unusual?

Carbon ceramic brakes - frightfully expensive when it's time to replace. How does $7,000 PER ROTOR sound to you? I could come up with a lot of better things to spend $28,000 on than brake rotors for one car. That's more than 10% of the cost of the $218,000 car.

And like the F360, Ferrari places their 483 HP V8 art under glass.
Now I'd just like to hear this screaming towards it's 8,500 RPM redline.

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