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Saves 10 per cent on CO2 emissions without sacrificing any significant driver involvement

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28 September 2010

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1 October 2010

Starts up normally? By that do you mean normal .... or Ferrari 'whaaap, whaap ..... waaaaaaaaaaaah .... brum brum' normal??

1 October 2010

Its nice that a Ferrari owner can save a bit of fuel. However as someone who wont ever own a Ferrari, i have to say one of the nicest things about them is how they sound, be it ticking over or being given a bit of stick, so its a shame the rest of us will be denighed that. They do sound fantastic. Its not as if it sounds like a 4 cylinder diesel when its ticking over is it?

1 October 2010

Good for Ferrari

I have been enjoying my Ferrari red sports car in perfect autumn weather for the past 2 days and both time have been caught in situations where a stop start feature would have been welcome

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/4928889231/

C2100

1 October 2010

Everyones entitled to their opinion so I will put mine out there.....I don't like Ferrari's, I've never really been that keen on them (Maserati followed by Lambo are the most desirable Italian cars for me!) and hence a stop-start system that might add a few mpg on does absolutely nothing to enhance my desire to want one.

Sorry guys, I just have a (probably irrational) dislike for them as they have the wrong image for me and don't even get me started on the arrogance of the F1 team - I know this is a side issue from their production cars but it still grates me nontheless.

Anyhow enough said from me! :-)

1 October 2010

Ferrari thinks apparently that 10 to 15% of Ferrari buyers will specify this in their order. To be honest I really doubt it! First of all when you spend over £170,000 for a car you don't care that much about saving a little bit of fuel. Secondly one of the pleasures of a Ferrari (at least IMO) is the noise it makes so having it shut down at every traffic light takes a lot out of the fun Last but not least who is ever going to spend close to £1,000 for a stop-start system on their car??????

1 October 2010

[quote deppi]Ferrari thinks apparently that 10 to 15% of Ferrari buyers will specify this in their order. To be honest I really doubt it! [/quote] I guess you'd know more than Ferrari's sales and marketing sector, wouldn't you?

1 October 2010

Unfortunately misguided legislation has caused the adoption of this device by Ferrari - it has been forced upon them and other low-volume manufacturers where, in the great scheme of things, it will make not one iota of difference to the climate, atmosphere, my and your lungs etc.

1 October 2010

[quote The Special One]I guess you'd know more than Ferrari's sales and marketing sector, wouldn't you?[/quote]

Are you really Mourinho in disguise?!! Petulant to the last lol!

And for the record, it's just the guys opinion and I think he's right too. It wont be on a potential Ferrari buyers priority list and as with everyone else on here, I suspect the owners would like to have their Ferrari ticking over at the lights, not silent!

As for Ferraris S&M Director - I shouldn't think he can say with his hand on his heart that it will be a 10-15% take up. It's a prediction, not fact. The fact they don't apparently even know how many miles per gallon is saved says enough about the lack of conviction in all this.

1 October 2010

What a useless feature to stick in a supercar!, firstly, if you can afford one then fuelling it isnt an issue?, secondly,you'll hardly drive it every day and even then not for a great distance often,and finally,wouldn't hybrid tech be a better addition, feature,i mean, extra, instant torque, more out right power (BHP),a bit faster, and fuel consumption would be better, stop/start!, what a waste of money, that grand or so would buy a nice bottle of monopole, darrrrling's!

Peter Cavellini.

1 October 2010

[quote Addy Go Fast]Are you really Mourinho in disguise?!![/quote] Who's Mourinho?

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