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(Car and Driver)   Details of new F150 leak. No crew-cab option, no full-length bed available, and no towing ability worth a mention. But that's okay, because this F150 isn't a truck   (blog.caranddriver.com) divider line 47
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-03 09:10:54 AM  
Even less practical than the F-150 SVT.
 
2013-02-03 09:17:57 AM  
I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.
 
2013-02-03 09:26:07 AM  
So it's like an El-Camino instead?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-03 09:27:22 AM  
This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.

They put the engine in the wrong place. You can't even load up the trunk with heavy stuff like we used to do with the car I learned to drive in (Mercury Capri, which was a rebadged Mustang).
 
2013-02-03 09:43:50 AM  
It's flat on top, so you can run bungie cords through the windows and strap a 4 x 8 right on there.
 
2013-02-03 10:03:48 AM  
Headline should have included the word "hybrid" somewhere.
 
2013-02-03 10:18:38 AM  
Does it come with a carbon fiber shotgun rack?
 
2013-02-03 10:35:25 AM  
I thought Ford won the lawsuit that barred Ferrari from using that name?
 
2013-02-03 10:47:02 AM  
I saw a Ferrari race at Daytona yesterday on Speed.  Basically a PR-fest put on by Ferrari North America to showcase the cars.  Nothing like seeing dealer-owned super-cars going crinkle-by-crunch at 190 mph to warm the cockles of my poverty-stricken heart.

/There was not a single soul in the stands
//Not
///One
 
2013-02-03 10:52:39 AM  
dear consumerist, i took my f150 to walmart for a oil change..........
 
2013-02-03 10:54:12 AM  

The Muthaship: I thought Ford won the lawsuit that barred Ferrari from using that name?


They settled, Ford dropped the case.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/04/ferrari-ford-lawsuit-idUSN 04 21530920110304
 
2013-02-03 11:01:46 AM  
Time for the top gear comparison challange
 
2013-02-03 11:36:59 AM  

This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.


Their F430 CS test mule seemed to fare well in the snow:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-03 11:55:36 AM  
I see, I see. I'd rather have a supercar that makes some sense.
fourtitude.com
 
2013-02-03 12:09:50 PM  
Oh, so Ferrari is building Yet Another Douchemobile that will end up being featured in some future FARK "*ZOOM* *ZOOM* *CRASH*" or "Ferrari booted for double-parking/getting towed for parking in a red zone, owner whines 'DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?'" story.

/imokwiththis.jpg
 
2013-02-03 12:10:15 PM  
Old School

www.autocarstyle.com
 
2013-02-03 12:12:11 PM  

jim32rr: Old School

[www.autocarstyle.com image 630x325]


What year 911 is that?
 
2013-02-03 12:14:15 PM  
Now it's time to hand it over to our tame racing driver....

Some say he likes the "Final Countdown cover" more than TMLO and that he has two sets of knees! All we know is his fark handle is the.....
 
2013-02-03 01:04:33 PM  

ClavellBCMI: jim32rr: Old School

[www.autocarstyle.com image 630x325]

What year 911 is that?


It's a 959, not a 911.
 
2013-02-03 01:08:24 PM  

The Madd Mann: ClavellBCMI: jim32rr: Old School

[www.autocarstyle.com image 630x325]

What year 911 is that?

It's a 959, not a 911.


I have a feeling he knew that
 
2013-02-03 01:16:33 PM  

jim32rr: The Madd Mann: ClavellBCMI: jim32rr: Old School

[www.autocarstyle.com image 630x325]

What year 911 is that?

It's a 959, not a 911.

I have a feeling he knew that


I did, the roof is all wrong for a 911, as is the nose... and I'd still take either over a Ferrari Douchemobile.
 
2013-02-03 01:35:16 PM  
Another spray of biatch In Heat for the gear heads.  You can see the wood forming all around the world.
 
2013-02-03 01:59:19 PM  
Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?  How about a renewed MR2 hardtop?  A mid-engine hardtop Miata?
 
2013-02-03 02:06:54 PM  

This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.


That's okay, neither is a Ford F150.

/how precious, you have 4WD.  I have AWD, half the mass, and much better tires
 
2013-02-03 02:08:43 PM  

El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?



Because its possible to engineer a car with a more traditional design that is just as good, and doesn't have to deal with all the mechanical and ergonomic issues that a mid engine has...It just ain't worth it
 
2013-02-03 02:11:11 PM  

dforkus: El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?


Because its possible to engineer a car with a more traditional design that is just as good, and doesn't have to deal with all the mechanical and ergonomic issues that a mid engine has...It just ain't worth it


I will grant that it is just about impossible to engineer a car with a polar inertia as low as a mid-engined car.

However, if you look at those two cars listed, they're not all that small to begin with, so the benefit of mid-enginedness is somewhat lost.

So, just get on the waiting list for a BRZ and be happy.
 
2013-02-03 02:48:59 PM  
That's a Lambo.
 
2013-02-03 02:52:42 PM  

Mister Peejay: This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.

That's okay, neither is a Ford F150.

/how precious, you have 4WD.  I have AWD, half the mass, and much better tires


Actually, I wasn't saying anything other than the fact that that car isn't worth sh*t in the snow. That was the joke.

FWIW I used to have an '84 RX-7 GSL-SE. I loved that car.

Glad to see that your racing them.

BTW not all Ford 150's are 4WD
 
2013-02-03 02:56:39 PM  

Nefarious: So it's like an El-Camino instead?


You'll have room for many more Hispanics and lawnmowers.
 
2013-02-03 03:04:00 PM  

This is a late parrot: Mister Peejay: This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.

That's okay, neither is a Ford F150.

/how precious, you have 4WD.  I have AWD, half the mass, and much better tires

Actually, I wasn't saying anything other than the fact that that car isn't worth sh*t in the snow. That was the joke.

FWIW I used to have an '84 RX-7 GSL-SE. I loved that car.

Glad to see that your racing them.

BTW not all Ford 150's are 4WD


Yeah, i know, but they're fun to blow around.

PS - Makela Auto Tuning has a fleet of 308s that they build and rent for ice racing.  www.mat.fi if you like car build porn.
 
2013-02-03 03:05:45 PM  
The El Camino was GM.  Ford had the Ranchero.
 
2013-02-03 03:13:44 PM  
Mister Peejay:

PS - Makela Auto Tuning has a fleet of 308s that they build and rent for ice racing.  www.mat.fi if you like car build porn.

Cool site. Before I clicked it struck me that Makela sounded kind of Hawaiian, with the addition of ice racing, that really struck me as funny.

Nice to see him doin' what he's doin'.
 
2013-02-03 03:14:42 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I see, I see. I'd rather have a supercar that makes some sense.


Some can afford a car that doesn't scream middle management.
 
2013-02-03 04:32:02 PM  
Was the car in the picture in an accident or something? It looks a kit car someone butchered together in their garage.
 
2013-02-03 05:01:26 PM  

Korzine: Was the car in the picture in an accident or something? It looks a kit car someone butchered together in their garage.


It's a test mule, also has cladding on the body to hide the final design from prying eyes
 
2013-02-03 05:05:40 PM  

El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora
3.

Smart Fortwo
 
2013-02-03 07:18:42 PM  

This is a late parrot: Mister Peejay:

PS - Makela Auto Tuning has a fleet of 308s that they build and rent for ice racing.  www.mat.fi if you like car build porn.

Cool site. Before I clicked it struck me that Makela sounded kind of Hawaiian, with the addition of ice racing, that really struck me as funny.

Nice to see him doin' what he's doin'.


I am still anxiously awaiting the Audi project to continue.  Meanwhile, I keep going over the two Celica restorations and long for the means to get enough practice to create that kind of sheer mechanical artwork.
 
2013-02-03 11:52:24 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I see, I see. I'd rather have a supercar that makes some sense.
[fourtitude.com image 850x425]


The diesel engine rumbling in the back makes me horny.
 
2013-02-04 02:52:32 AM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: This is a late parrot: I'll bet you that ain't worth a sh*t in the snow.

Their F430 CS test mule seemed to fare well in the snow:

[i49.tinypic.com image 850x564]


That's purty.
 
2013-02-04 04:44:53 AM  

dforkus: El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?


Because its possible to engineer a car with a more traditional design that is just as good, and doesn't have to deal with all the mechanical and ergonomic issues that a mid engine has...It just ain't worth it


Oh
so physics don't aply anymore?
my gess:
the average driver is not able to apreciate a true sport-car.
Even the ones who think of theselves as "not average"
 
2013-02-04 05:57:36 AM  

dumbobruni: 3.Smart Fortwo


He said mid-engined. The ForTwo has three gerbils.
 
2013-02-04 06:01:59 AM  
It's OK, subby - Ford's F150 also fails to meet the definition of "truck."
 
kab
2013-02-04 10:59:44 AM  

On-Off: dforkus: El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?


Because its possible to engineer a car with a more traditional design that is just as good, and doesn't have to deal with all the mechanical and ergonomic issues that a mid engine has...It just ain't worth it

Oh
so physics don't aply anymore?
my gess:
the average driver is not able to apreciate a true sport-car.
Even the ones who think of theselves as "not average"


Physics apply, it's a superior design.. but it also limits the number of seats you can have (in a field that already has a low number of 2 seaters), and requires a lot of parts that couldn't be used in other models.
 
2013-02-04 12:08:20 PM  

kab: Physics apply, it's a superior design.. but it also limits the number of seats you can have (in a field that already has a low number of 2 seaters), and requires a lot of parts that couldn't be used in other models.


Mid engine cars can be a handful to drive. They're not easy to spin, but once they start, they spin like tops.
Of course, they still can't match the excitement of watching the rear end of your 911 pass the front end when you corner to fast... (The only time that I nearly literally shat myself while driving)

As for parts, you can take a FWD drivetrain, move it to the center and keep lots of it intact, like Fiat did with the X-1/9.
 
2013-02-04 09:29:12 PM  

On-Off: dforkus: El Pachuco: Currently available mid-engine hardtops under $100k:

1. Porsche Cayman
2. Lotus Evora

Why is there evidently no market for sub-$100k performance-layout cars?


Because its possible to engineer a car with a more traditional design that is just as good, and doesn't have to deal with all the mechanical and ergonomic issues that a mid engine has...It just ain't worth it

Oh
so physics don't aply anymore?
my gess:
the average driver is not able to apreciate a true sport-car.
Even the ones who think of theselves as "not average"




physics always applies, but when you can design a front engine rwd car that can go over 1g on the skid pad and near 80 through the slalom, it doesn't matter that much. Especially when you consider they are much mechanically simpler, much easier to cool, and more ergonomic, there isn't much of a point
 
2013-02-05 06:01:00 AM  

dforkus: physics always applies, but when you can design a front engine rwd car that can go over 1g on the skid pad and near 80 through the slalom, it doesn't matter that much. Especially when you consider they are much mechanically simpler, much easier to cool, and more ergonomic, there isn't much of a point


well, if 1G is enough to make you happy...
The Ferrari in the article weight 2800 pounds -1.4 Tons! as heavy as my minivan
The VW Veyron weight about 2 tons
Sure, they put a tons of Hps and the cars are still fast, but they'l never give you the same kind of fun as a 500 Kg car.
And if the car is super heavy to begin with, the position of the motor don't matter that much. That's why BMW can boast a 50/50 weight repartition - with a cast-iron differerential-case

Fark those douchemobile! I'm buying a 125cc Kart!
over 2G, no electronic, a lot more sensations, fun, a lot easier on the environment, and I can actualy afford it!
 
2013-02-05 08:21:28 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I see, I see. I'd rather have a supercar that makes some sense.
[fourtitude.com image 850x425]


A supercar is not supposed to make sense.
 
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