• Mar 26, 2008
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It's always nice when money gets thrown at making epic videos of cars, and this one is so beautifully produced that it obviously cost a bundle. What could be more epic than a couple of Ferraris being treated like the rentals Rowdy and Cole duked it out with in Days Of Thunder? Okay, Ferrari and NASCAR, ne'er the twain shall meet, but what we do have here is a fantastically beautiful video of a Ferrari 599 showing the F40 what an old man it's become. Let's see, do we want to take the comfortable, easy-driving, fighter-jet fast GT, or would we prefer the raucous, painful, finicky throwback that's nearly as fast but is probably more exhilarating due simply to the cacophony behind your head? Either could be fun - follow the jump to see for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Johnny!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      whew...ive gotta go for a drive after that one. Simply amazing.

      F40 FTW, btw...:D
      • 6 Years Ago
      F40 will forever be a classic. I don't think the 599 will be. The F40 was "unique." For being a rocket that goes back to I believe 1987 (ran to 1992?), and it still hold up against a modern 599, it shows how good the F40 really is/was.
      • 6 Years Ago
      yeah this was the video playing in the ferrari booth at the 07 NAIAS.
      i remember because i took a small video of it on my phone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is awesome, where's the HD rip?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice video, bad video edition, the takes go back and forth.

      I missed the cosmic girl video from Jamiroquai, its a music video, but has a better editing than this that is for car advertising.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I suspect to quicker 0-60 is due to the traction control, and the higher top speed due to more power. However, I expect the new car is probably heavy too, with less power to weight, meaning it's slower accelerating in the mid range where it really matters on a track, otherwise they would have stated it at the end of the vid.

      F1 looks a lot cooler, which is what really matters to me. Not that i'll ever own either of course.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whoa. It's like comparing the new Beetle with a Countach. Sure the new 599 is probably nice, but F40 is a classic with unparalled style. Sometimes the pleasure of driving just comes from the roughness and raw mechanics. This time also the racing like looks of the F40 beats that of the umm.. Fiat Coupeish 599.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Way to jerky. A steadier camera would be appreciated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd rather have two other ferraris entirely.

      288GTO - the original, before the F40, and way better looking than both the F40, F50, and looks purer than Enzo. Much better than the 465, 599, and 612.

      F430/Scuderia - the modern interpretation of the mid-engined V8, and still better looking that those listed above, back to the 288GTO. If the F430 were somehow twin-turbocharged like the 288GTO and F40, it would probably be certifiably insane.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Could not agree more... the 288GTO is still my all-time fave. Rare, brutal, and owned anything in its day (although you could make a case for the 959, obviously).

        I saw one once on the road in '87. For a moment I thought it was a 328 (I was to its left and rear), then I got close enough to take in the swollen fenders, mirrors and the giveaway tri-vents aft of the rear wheels. If I had any thoughts about it being a bodykit, they were dispelled when traffic opened up for him, I heard the V8 wail, turbos spin up, then he absolutely roasted the rear tires at 40-45mph. I have never forgotten that sound.

        Until improved upon by the Scuderia, the 430 was a very close second; universally loved by the auto press, and still a stunner imho. Hell, it got a full gush-fest in Roundel (BMWCCA's mag) a few months ago.

        Having said all that, F40 in this vid by a mile. I love the 599, but it's a luxo-GT car, not a sports-car icon. FR Ferraris have never really done it for me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As beautiful, advanced and comfortable as the 599 is, I'd take the F40 over it without hesitation. Also, I'd like to see these two cars battle it out on a real track without all the videography and see who really wins. My money is still on the uber-light, mid-engined older car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The road is in the Valley of Fire about an hour north of Mesquite, Nevada.

      This video was shot as a company promo for ferrari in late 2005 before the 599's release

      I had an early version of the film back then (friend knows the production designer) and I still love watching it over and over.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks for the correct info.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seriously though, i'd take either one.
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