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The Ferrari California is the company's boldest model for decades, but is it worthy of the name?
Starts up normally? By that do you mean normal .... or Ferrari 'whaaap, whaap ..... waaaaaaaaaaaah .... brum brum' normal??
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?
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
Addy Go Fast
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! :-)
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??????
The Special One
[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?
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.
[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.
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!
[quote Addy Go Fast]Are you really Mourinho in disguise?!![/quote] Who's Mourinho?