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Old 09-10-2014, 10:55 AM
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Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo steps down...

Ferrari CEO Quits In A Huff, Says Company Is Now 'American'





Hopefully they don't ruin it.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:00 AM
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Quits . . . hah! The word has been circling for over a week that he was being sacked, in part for the lack of podiums in F1 over the past seasons. It was easy to win when Schumi was driving it seems, like having Michael Jordan on the court.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:03 PM
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Lead, follow, or get out of the way. In Marchionne's quest to whore out the Ferrari badge to increase sales volume, we can only hope to see a badge-engineered Dodge Dart bring the Ferrari horse to everyman's stable. As a marketing link to the Ferrari California, which is their current sales leader, and probably the model most familiar to non-enthusiasts, I wouldn't be surprised to see the new car also named after a U.S. state: Ferrari Wisconsin? Ferrari Alabama? Ferrari Massachusetts? My eyes water in anticipation.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:28 PM
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No, he has Alfas and Maseratis for the "sub-supercar" market in the US.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:30 PM
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Lead, follow, or get out of the way. In Marchionne's quest to whore out the Ferrari badge to increase sales volume, we can only hope to see a badge-engineered Dodge Dart bring the Ferrari horse to everyman's stable. As a marketing link to the Ferrari California, which is their current sales leader, and probably the model most familiar to non-enthusiasts, I wouldn't be surprised to see the new car also named after a U.S. state: Ferrari Wisconsin? Ferrari Alabama? Ferrari Massachusetts? My eyes water in anticipation.
P.S.: In case the scenario above seems too ridiculous to be plausible, please say hello to the 2013 Lancia Flavia convertible, sold under a Fiat-controlled brand that was once synonymous with technically sophisticated, elegantly-tailored driver's cars:



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Old 09-10-2014, 03:35 PM
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No, he has Alfas and Maseratis for the "sub-supercar" market in the US.
Joe Six-Pack never heard of a Maserati, and isn't Alfalfa some sort of a plant?
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:39 PM
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Joe Six Pack would be a hard sell for anything "eyetalian." However, if a turbocharged V6 or V8 that had some racing heritage found its way into a Chrysler special edition type vehicle, there could be a market.
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I don't know what happened but in the last month Los Angeles got floated with Maserati's. Around the West Side, Beverly Hills and Hollywood you see them almost on every corner.

Besides the FF I haven't seen an interesting Ferrari in years.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:17 PM
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I don't know what happened but in the last month Los Angeles got floated with Maserati's. Around the West Side, Beverly Hills and Hollywood you see them almost on every corner.

Besides the FF I haven't seen an interesting Ferrari in years.
The new Ghibli and Quattroporte has hit the showrooms! Leases start at $550 and $900, respectively.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:25 PM
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Exclamation oh noooooooo!!!

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P.S.: In case the scenario above seems too ridiculous to be plausible, please say hello to the 2013 Lancia Flavia convertible, sold under a Fiat-controlled brand that was once synonymous with technically sophisticated, elegantly-tailored driver's cars:



Look familiar?
^^^^ urrrrrg !!!! uhh, uhh, uhh, uhh --- ....
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:35 PM
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Smile recycling an old joke

"Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the
mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it's all organised by the
Swiss.

Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the
lovers are Swiss, the police are German and it's all organised by the Italians".
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"Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the
mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it's all organised by the
Swiss.

Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the
lovers are Swiss, the police are German and it's all organised by the Italians".
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