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2013-10-14 08:55:06 PM
Is this that shirtless douche's car?

*clicks link*

Yep, it looks like it was that guy.
 
2013-10-14 09:15:12 PM
A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?
 
2013-10-14 09:18:22 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?


For slightly more than $100,000 it can be yours, an undrivable car that will likely cost twice as much as the salvage price to rebuild. There is good news, though: if you do it you can flip it and make a nice profit, especially if you hype the car's story. F50s have been going for a half mil recently, and exotic collectors love cars with stories.
 
2013-10-14 09:18:39 PM
I got 5 on it.
 
2013-10-14 09:19:36 PM
As a car guy....meh.

Ferrari is for saying you have a Ferrari.  For $100k, anyone interested in using a car like that for its intended purpose could build something much better.
 
2013-10-14 09:20:24 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Is this that shirtless douche's car?

*clicks link*

Yep, it looks like it was that guy.


I didn't make it 20 seconds into that video.  That, plus the animated gif, was enough asshattery for me.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:13 PM
Such a shame, it's my favorite car of all time. All time!
 
2013-10-14 09:22:23 PM

Tchernobog: As a car guy....meh.

Ferrari is for saying you have a Ferrari.  For $100k, anyone interested in using a car like that for its intended purpose could build something much better.


It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:29 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?


These guys can hook you up.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-14 09:26:24 PM
I was just looking at this on copart so I'm getting a kick out of this. Easily fixable except for the lack of parts available for it.
 
2013-10-14 09:26:33 PM

atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.


Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.
 
2013-10-14 09:27:46 PM
Ok...as a former long-time Ferrari mechanic who has worked on many of these cars, let me start by commenting on this gem:

"The post set off a debate among Ferrari owners, and word among them was that the driver had passed out behind the wheel due to a leaking exhaust dumping carbon monoxide into the cockpit, leading to a collision with a tree at 50 mph."

l1.yimg.com

Uh, number one guys...the farking roof isn't on the car. And typically, after an accident, they don't remove the roof so the insides can be destroyed by weather...especially an F50. So how in the possible fark could an exhaust leak cause the driver to pass-out from carbon-monoxide?

Secondly, the exhaust is far aft of the motor, at 50mph, there is absolutely zero possibility of the exhaust penetrating the driver's compartment and causing oxygen-deprevation.


Finally, the owner/driver just straight-up farked-up driving this car.

Nice try covering-up for one of your fellow idiot Ferrari drivers. Too bad that most of us who have worked-on or sold these cars to their owners know, they typically have about as much driving skill as your typical Camry driver; except they have the cash to play,
 
2013-10-14 09:27:56 PM
Even in the rain, it looks like he didn't have the top on.  What are the odds he had it on when the "exhaust leak" knocked him out?
 
2013-10-14 09:28:49 PM
Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars
 
2013-10-14 09:30:02 PM
For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...
 
2013-10-14 09:32:21 PM
F50, huh?  Sounds like a pussy wagon to me.  What's the towing capacity?
 
2013-10-14 09:33:07 PM
So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.
 
2013-10-14 09:34:27 PM
 
2013-10-14 09:36:31 PM

Precision Boobery: F50, huh?  Sounds like a pussy wagon to me.  What's the towing capacity?


I fresh vagina per hour.
 
2013-10-14 09:36:33 PM

RogermcAllen: So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.


Yup.
 
2013-10-14 09:36:45 PM

RogermcAllen: So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.


No, the car is substantially intact. The front end is in disarray, but everything aft of the front firewall is fine. The problem is getting parts for a limited-edition exotic. Ferrari will be more than happy to fix this car for Ferrari prices. Also, the car typically changes hands for a half million. The 10-million car is the 250GTO California SWB.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:14 PM
As I said in the jalop comments, someone contact the guys that did the Eddie Griffin Enzo repair.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:13 PM

buzzcut73: Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars


So you bought your wife a totaled 10 year old Focus? Bet you got the best hand job ever that night.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:20 PM
Also, I'd be surprised if someone who already owns an F50 doesn't buy this to use as a parts car. It offers the benefit of "cheap" parts and also increases the value of their intact car by making them more rare by one.
 
2013-10-14 09:40:15 PM

loonatic112358: As I said in the jalop comments, someone contact the guys that did the Eddie Griffin Enzo repair.


Hey, you have the same handle here as you do on Jalopnik.
 
2013-10-14 09:42:13 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Hey, you have the same handle here as you do on Jalopnik.


Well, why not
 
2013-10-14 09:47:23 PM
So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
 
2013-10-14 09:47:35 PM
Gas Monkey did it with an F40.
 
2013-10-14 09:49:37 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?


Much less. While the car in the movie was a replicar, a real one goes for over $10 million now. The F50 goes for 1/20th of that, maybe a little more, though it will only get more expensive as time goes on.
 
2013-10-14 09:52:20 PM
That may not in fact buff right out
 
2013-10-14 09:53:13 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

Much less. While the car in the movie was a replicar, a real one goes for over $10 million now. The F50 goes for 1/20th of that, maybe a little more, though it will only get more expensive as time goes on.


Especially as more of these get trashed by people with more money then driving skills
 
2013-10-14 09:54:56 PM

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.


Came here to say this.
He says he spent $350,000 to fix it up. But that sumbiatch was in way worse shape.
 
2013-10-14 09:59:55 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.

Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.


I was dubious about that one as well.
 
2013-10-14 10:02:43 PM
I'd love to know precisely who the asshat really is.  My money is on an investment banker or trust fund baby.
 
2013-10-14 10:05:25 PM

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.


img.poptower.com
But did Gas Monkey get paid?

Yeah, I saw both parts, and I'm still not sure what his buddy paid him was worth the weeks of stress and headaches.
 
2013-10-14 10:09:28 PM
That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.
 
2013-10-14 10:14:28 PM
the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:05 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.


The suzukis that are raced up pikes peak are custom fabricated
 
2013-10-14 10:18:47 PM

loonatic112358: The_Original_Roxtar: the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.

The suzukis that are raced up pikes peak are custom fabricated


i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.
 
2013-10-14 10:20:41 PM
As a Big-3 Born Farker who lives in L.A., you don't need this car-just get a vette & run the crap outta it
 
2013-10-14 10:22:32 PM

TheGreatGazoo: For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...


Funny. And people without money take a Chrysler 300 and put Bently stickers on it.

Ive also seen a 3-series with an M badge on it. so sad.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:04 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.

Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.


Not to mention the fact that the F50 had catalytic converters. Catted cars do not emit CO.

I love the fact that he smashed his head on the windshield, too. No seat belt, no shirt? Darwin will find him soon.
 
2013-10-14 10:26:16 PM

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with ruined an F40.


FTFY.


We rebuilt an F40 at my old shop that was rebuilt as a replica F40LM.

i48.photobucket.com

While "taste" is subjective...those idiots from Gas Monkey might as well have thrown some under-body neon lights and some strobes and subwoofers on that thing they ruined.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:04 PM
Catted cars most certainly *do* emit CO. Cats are there deal with oxides of nitrogen. Even then, they are reduced, not eliminated.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:26 PM

bemused outsider: That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.


With around 50 total imported to the US and a story to go with it, in 15 years the person who buys this rebuilt will more than see his money back. That's not to mention that the guy who buys an F50 isn't what you might call hurting for money. Also, since it's been damaged and rebuilt there's no harm in driving it a lot, so if Ferrari does rebuild it the owner will have himself a blast with a car whose value cannot be diminished.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:31 PM
eatin' fetus:

So you bought your wife a totaled 10 year old Focus? Bet you got the best hand job ever that night.

No, somebody else bought their wife a 10 year old totaled focus for $300. I have neither the patience nor the skills to engage in auto repair. However, somebody that does have those things can get cars for cheap on that site if they don't mind driving something with a salvage title.
 
2013-10-14 10:41:37 PM
I thought about 

LemSkroob: TheGreatGazoo: For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...

Funny. And people without money take a Chrysler 300 and put Bently stickers on it.

Ive also seen a 3-series with an M badge on it. so sad.


If I wanted to make my Bimmer look fast, the first thing I'd do is put in four tail pipes.  I notice that before the badging.
 
2013-10-14 10:42:43 PM

bemused outsider: That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.


Not true. Several Ferrari "super cars" have been repaired and sold.

Here's an Enzo that was repaired and, IIRC, ended up selling for right at a million dollars.
 
2013-10-14 10:47:03 PM
I'll give ya $75 for the seats.

Seriously, can't these wi99ers take a driving lesson?
 
2013-10-14 10:57:23 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.


yes, and while they're nice, they're still Suzukis

You're not just paying for the performance, you're paying for the name

also, 2 wheels vs 4 wheels, very rarely can they be compared the same, the motorcycle doesn't have to take the same line as the car does.
 
2013-10-14 10:58:36 PM
For 100,000 you could make your own super car but it won't be a ferarri. Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.
 
2013-10-14 10:59:28 PM

EJ25T: I love the fact that he smashed his head on the windshield, too. No seat belt, no shirt? Darwin will find him soon.


That was likely *despite* his seat belt. You don't hit something hard enough to do that much damage, yet still stay in the car, if you're not wearing a belt. You pick yourself up about 50 feet down the road, wondering what the fark just happened -- and that's if you're lucky. More likely, somebody else picks up the pieces of you.

Anybody taking bets on whether, being a 1%er, the insurance company just wrote it off and covered it for him so as not to piss off Daddy and lose the family's money? (In other words, you and I paid for this shiat with our premiums.)
 
2013-10-14 11:03:09 PM

viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.


Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)
 
2013-10-14 11:06:39 PM
...uhhh, as I posted, UNLESS it's all done by Ferrari.   And that won't come cheap.
 
2013-10-14 11:08:24 PM

gweilo8888: viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.

Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)


This got repaired  http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/14/eddie-griffins-crashed-enzo-repair e d-restored-and-up-for-sale/
 
2013-10-14 11:34:07 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.

[img.poptower.com image 408x600]
But did Gas Monkey get paid?

Yeah, I saw both parts, and I'm still not sure what his buddy paid him was worth the weeks of stress and headaches.


He may have completely f'ed up that F40, but I'd still bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

/just saying
 
2013-10-14 11:36:02 PM

loonatic112358: gweilo8888: viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.

Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)

This got repaired  http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/14/eddie-griffins-crashed-enzo-repair e d-restored-and-up-for-sale/


Which proves precisely squat. The Enzo is more recent, and hence likely easier to obtain parts for -- even Ferrari has a limited stock of these things, and making new ain't cheap. That one also (and admittedly, this is an extremely superficial comparison) looks to be much less severely damaged. And yes, the F50's price has hit a bubble, but I don't see it bettering the Enzo a few years down the road. It's not the first bubble for the F50's price, it has gone up and then fallen before now. As of a year ago this F50 would've fetched you half an Enzo. That'll probably be true again in a year or two.
 
2013-10-14 11:36:04 PM
I am pretty sure by looking at the front end that the pole he ran into hit the windshield not his head, and also the assmonkey guys only paid 80 thousand for that F40 there is a pretty good read over here Link
 
2013-10-14 11:46:05 PM

gweilo8888: Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it.


It'll go through Ferrari Classiche, where all those unfortunate scratches will be buffed right out.
 
2013-10-14 11:48:45 PM
As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.
 
2013-10-14 11:51:20 PM

Fubegra: As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.


When is that not the case?
 
2013-10-14 11:54:37 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Fubegra: As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.

When is that not the case?


I forgot, fark is home to the Worlds Best Drivers™

Just ask them about zipper merging.
 
2013-10-14 11:55:11 PM
Came for this, but some things you gotta do yourself.


"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

images.hemmings.com
 
2013-10-15 12:22:16 AM

Man On Pink Corner: It'll go through Ferrari Classiche, where all those unfortunate scratches will be buffed right out.


As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.
 
2013-10-15 12:35:46 AM
I wanted to say what fatalvenom said, but with more farks.
 
2013-10-15 12:42:26 AM

buzzcut73: Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars


When I was an insurance adjuster I frequently had to go to the Copart in Palm Beach to write estimates. Its an interesting place. Acres of trashed vehicles, a majority of which will go to auction to be bought and parted out. They always had a ferrari, Lambo or other exotics kept separate and under shelter. I always wondered what happened to the high end vehicles.
 
2013-10-15 02:31:01 AM

gweilo8888: As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.


Sadly, this douchebag's daddy will just buy him a new F12 or Enzo.  Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2013-10-15 02:52:05 AM

smittyrn: Came for this, but some things you gotta do yourself.


"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

[images.hemmings.com image 450x255]


We'll pop out those dents with a baseball bat and a blowtorch. I'm pretty sure the structural integrity of the front end will hold up to speeds not exceeding 15mph.
 
2013-10-15 02:53:55 AM

Igor Jakovsky: buzzcut73: Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars

When I was an insurance adjuster I frequently had to go to the Copart in Palm Beach to write estimates. Its an interesting place. Acres of trashed vehicles, a majority of which will go to auction to be bought and parted out. They always had a ferrari, Lambo or other exotics kept separate and under shelter. I always wondered what happened to the high end vehicles.


I hope they replace the frame. That makes me wonder, at what % original parts does your restoration become a kit car?
 
2013-10-15 02:59:49 AM

The_Original_Roxtar: loonatic112358: The_Original_Roxtar: the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.

The suzukis that are raced up pikes peak are custom fabricated

i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.


Apples and oranges. I'd rather have the 2 wheels, though. Hell, a properly ridden $2500 craigslist supersport will provide a close match in 0-60 and 1/4 mi times.
 
2013-10-15 03:12:18 AM
FTA: "What's interesting about this is that it's been totaled. A pristine F50 recently went for $1.7 million, and it's unbelievable to think that the car couldn't be repaired and re-sold without making a profit around that price."
~

What sorta or mouth breathing moron would come up with that statement?

An adult journalist?
 
2013-10-15 03:43:55 AM

Man On Pink Corner: gweilo8888: As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.

Sadly, this douchebag's daddy will just buy him a new F12 or Enzo.  Lather, rinse, repeat.


So true, I have a friend in San Diego that does high end auto body repair. He showed up in a Ferrari 355 to a dinner meeting we had, he had just replaced the rocker panel at a cost $8500. The car he said belonged to a SDSU student from Saudi Arabia, it was his 5th exotic, all the previous had been totaled, including a Viper where the entire frame was snapped in half, and a Lamborghini Diablo that he had spun out on the freeway and backed into the retaining wall one night destroying the engine and chassis. Asshat's father just bought him a new one each time, wonder if he will eventually kill some innocent pedestrian? If he does daddy will probably just fly him out of the country before he goes to trial.
 
2013-10-15 03:48:22 AM

Precision Boobery: F50, huh?  Sounds like a pussy wagon to me.  What's the towing capacity?


media.screened.com
 
2013-10-15 05:20:36 AM
The F50 was a POS when it left the factory.
 
2013-10-15 05:24:17 AM
Looks fixable to me.

Probably worth more than $100,000 as parts.

The wheels and seats alone are probably worth $15000.
 
Add in $7K for each of the doors, $30-$40K for the engine, you're already half way there.


All you have to do is wait for some other idiot to do something stupid to his...
 
2013-10-15 07:34:19 AM
"In Philadelphia it's worth $50 bucks."
 
2013-10-15 08:17:33 AM

fatalvenom: Also...

This might be an interesting watch for those debating about the F40/F50


came here to post this. awesome video.
 
2013-10-15 08:35:06 AM
For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.
 
2013-10-15 08:41:21 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.


Needs a roof (but is awesome).  I need my creature comforts while I'm smoking $250k+ cars.

I'll stick with my Nissan.
 
2013-10-15 09:38:32 AM
Worth a lot for parts.  The 4 cylinder 125 hp 4 cam for a Porsche Spyder/356 is worth 250,000.oo  The engine and transaxle in this car could be worth close to 200,000.oo.   The steering wheel for a Porsche Spyder brings between 5 and 10k.
 
2013-10-15 10:15:30 AM

fatalvenom: While "taste" is subjective...those idiots from Gas Monkey might as well have thrown some under-body neon lights and some strobes and subwoofers on that thing they ruined.


farm8.staticflickr.com
I respectfully disagree.  That is pretty tastefully done.
 
2013-10-15 10:32:21 AM
I think Ferraris are typically beautiful cars, but that thing looks like a riced-out Batmobile. Yuck.
 
2013-10-15 10:48:47 AM

enik: I think Ferraris are typically beautiful cars, but that thing looks like a riced-out Batmobile. Yuck.


Well, don't look at what Liberty Walk has done to their F40 and F50.
 
2013-10-15 10:51:29 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but there are higher performance level Ferrari cars at a lower price point now

So the only reason to buy this is for the collector appeal correct?
 
2013-10-15 11:11:28 AM
Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.
 
2013-10-15 11:12:26 AM

bemused outsider: Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.


Aren't the 250 California GT's bringing all the big money?
 
2013-10-15 11:13:38 AM

bemused outsider: FXX


Unless they changed something, you can't own an FXX.  Ferrari keeps those cars, you're essentially paying for the right to use them on special track days that Ferrari arranges.

Same with the 599XX.
 
2013-10-15 11:22:58 AM

bemused outsider: Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.


Don't forget the 250 GTO.

/288 GTO is my favorite car of all time.
 
2013-10-15 11:28:30 AM

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.

Needs a roof (but is awesome).  I need my creature comforts while I'm smoking $250k+ cars.

I'll stick with my Nissan.




There are versions that you can get a roof for. And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp. Although I'm sure it doesn't handle as well even with the aftermarket suspension and frame struts.
 
2013-10-15 12:00:32 PM
FXX owners most certainly do own their FXX's.

...they just can't take them home with them.
 
2013-10-15 12:02:20 PM
The 458 Italia has a price point at about $200k and can out perform an Enzo F40 or F50 from 4+ years ago

New technology like traction control, double clutch gear box, computer assisted shifting, etc makes a V8 outperform the V12s

Im glad ferrari got their shiat together, but it does make their older supercars obsolete in a way
 
2013-10-15 12:07:10 PM
The collector that I talked to 2 years ago has the 288, the F40, F50 and Enzo.  I asked about the 250, and I got the impression as long as he had either the 288 or 250 that he was still considered as having a set.
He was not interested in the FXX, though he was one of the pre-qualified collecters who were offered the opportunity when they were announced.  I guess if you can't take it home with you, it loses some of the appeal.
 
2013-10-15 12:12:08 PM
Considering the 458 is almost 3 years old now, it's still doing alright.
But comparing it to an F40 (1987-1992), an F50 (1995), and an Enzo (2002) might not be fair...
 
2013-10-15 12:33:46 PM

bemused outsider: I asked about the 250, and I got the impression as long as he had either the 288 or 250 that he was still considered as having a set.


That, and you can get the last five all for a third of the price of the first one.
 
2013-10-15 12:43:59 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.


What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?
 
2013-10-15 12:58:39 PM

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?


Threw money at a dealer for a GT-R, is my guess.
 
2013-10-15 01:00:22 PM

Man On Pink Corner: Threw money at a dealer for a GT-R, is my guess.


GT-Rs don't make that much at the wheel.  Or anywhere, factually.

/unless you modify them
 
2013-10-15 01:00:47 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.

[img.poptower.com image 408x600]
But did Gas Monkey get paid?

Yeah, I saw both parts, and I'm still not sure what his buddy paid him was worth the weeks of stress and headaches.


They were going to split the profit that they estimated to be around 200k. Dude gave Richard 350k expenses +100k. So he got the same profit.
 
2013-10-15 01:02:37 PM

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?


12 grand, a weekend and a case of Sapporo should do it.
 
2013-10-15 01:05:31 PM

Gecko Gingrich: The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?

12 grand, a weekend and a case of Sapporo should do it.


Yeah, there are lots of ways to do it with a GT-R, but since he said it wouldn't handle as well as most super cars, I assumed he was talking about a Z car of some sort.  They have a bit farther to go to get 600 at the wheel.
 
2013-10-15 01:08:08 PM

The Muthaship: Yeah, there are lots of ways to do it with a GT-R, but since he said it wouldn't handle as well as most super cars, I assumed he was talking about a Z car of some sort. They have a bit farther to go to get 600 at the wheel.


What? You don't think it's a Juke?
 
2013-10-15 01:09:27 PM

Gecko Gingrich: The Muthaship: Yeah, there are lots of ways to do it with a GT-R, but since he said it wouldn't handle as well as most super cars, I assumed he was talking about a Z car of some sort. They have a bit farther to go to get 600 at the wheel.

What? You don't think it's a Juke?


I love that thing.  I read an article in Top Gear magazine about them taking it to Dubai and beating a Ferrari and a Lambo.  They were offered $3M on the spot but wouldn't sell it.
 
2013-10-15 01:11:41 PM

The Muthaship: GT-Rs don't make that much at the wheel.  Or anywhere, factually.

/unless you modify them


I don't think he was saying his Nissan was making that HP, but that he could beat other cars with that amount of power.

GT-Rs do a good job punching above their weight.
 
2013-10-15 01:12:16 PM
But to answer you question, 750chp in a Z32 shouldn't be *that* hard.
 
2013-10-15 01:12:51 PM
*your
 
2013-10-15 01:13:20 PM

Glitchwerks: GT-Rs do a good job punching above their weight.


I have a 2012 GT-R.  You ain't lyin'.

I still haven't gotten used to the acceleration, and I've had it almost 2 years now.
 
2013-10-15 01:13:40 PM

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?


It's a Z32.

Cometic head gasket
ARP studs
Forged internals
Twin GT28RS @ 20 PSI
JWT Intercooler
JWT cams
740cc Injectors
Methanol injection
AVC-R
SAFC
Twin pop chargers
EGT, twin air/fuel, boost, fuel pressure gauges
Larger throttle bodies
CF drive shaft
Race clutch
Light weight pulleys and fly wheel
Short throw shifter
Race Logic traction control
Oversized radiator
Big brakes and light weight wheels
MT drag radials
Dual tuning setups for pump and race gas
Aftermarket suspension and strut bars
3" true dual turbo back exhaust
Ceramic coated turbos and headers
Larger hard intake/turbo piping
Upgraded twin side intercoolers

Probably forgetting stuff.

Took my mom for a ride in it and didn't tell her that it was modded like that. Scared the shiat out of her when I floored it through 3 gears.
 
2013-10-15 01:15:14 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Took my mom for a ride in it and didn't tell her that it was modded like that. Scared the shiat out of her when I floored it through 3 gears.


Holy sh*t, dude!

Be careful in that rocket!
 
2013-10-15 02:07:56 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?

It's a Z32.



Beautiful vehicles, yours sounds like a particularly fierce example.
 
2013-10-15 02:25:04 PM

The Muthaship: Holy sh*t, dude!

Be careful in that rocket!


Question!

What does my car sound like going 0-100?

Answer!

Like a loud, "STOP!" in my right ear.

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-15 02:36:51 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: The Muthaship: Holy sh*t, dude!

Be careful in that rocket!

Question!

What does my car sound like going 0-100?

Answer!

Like a loud, "STOP!" in my right ear.

[img.fark.net image 512x384]


OMG, it's full of stars  awesome!

/wipes drool off chin, begins to check bank account and googling local Nissan dealers
 
2013-10-15 02:49:22 PM
She is a beaut.

img.fark.net

Not a big fan of either the 350Z or 370Z, but I'd love to drive a GT-R or an R34 GTR.
 
2013-10-15 02:56:00 PM

Bslim: "In Philadelphia it's worth $50 bucks."


"How much for the gun?"

/What time is it in Staad anyway?
 
2013-10-15 03:16:50 PM

TheGreatGazoo: For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...


I like you.
 
2013-10-15 03:20:56 PM

Glitchwerks: I respectfully disagree. That is pretty tastefully done.


farm4.staticflickr.com

fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net

Maybe it's just me, but those headlights, the cheap wire-mesh in the lower valance and plastic-looking vents above the lights make the front look like something someone would do with a Civic. The stainless steel plate over and around the exhaust looks like something they bought off the shelf at the local Pep Boys.

Sure the side shot you posted with the HDR magic looks cool, but the details of the car are shiat, and that is what is important when you are "customizing" a car of this caliber.
 
2013-10-15 03:53:03 PM

Joce678: Looks fixable to me.

Probably worth more than $100,000 as parts.

The wheels and seats alone are probably worth $15000.

Add in $7K for each of the doors, $30-$40K for the engine, you're already half way there.


All you have to do is wait for some other idiot to do something stupid to his...


did you not read the article about this the engine in this car was replaced at 50,000 miles the new engine alone was 100,000 dollars
 
2013-10-15 03:56:53 PM

bemused outsider: FXX owners most certainly do own their FXX's.

...they just can't take them home with them.


you can take them once the FXX program for that model is over there are numerous ones for sale they just become track day cars because you will never get them registered for street use.
 
2013-10-15 04:19:11 PM

fatalvenom: Sure the side shot you posted with the HDR magic looks cool, but the details of the car are shiat, and that is what is important when you are "customizing" a car of this caliber.


I can see your reasoning.  What do you think about the Liberty Walk F40?

www.speedhunters.com
www.speedhunters.com
www.speedhunters.com
 
2013-10-15 04:34:22 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: She is a beaut.

[img.fark.net image 768x491]

Not a big fan of either the 350Z or 370Z, but I'd love to drive a GT-R or an R34 GTR.


That is sweet! Enjoy!

Here's my baby:

i1240.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-15 05:31:15 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: The Muthaship: Holy sh*t, dude!

Be careful in that rocket!

Question!

What does my car sound like going 0-100?

Answer!

Like a loud, "STOP!" in my right ear.

[img.fark.net image 512x384]


your comment reminded me of the youtube videos of cute girls riding in juiced up cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBf_a6ZKDIw
 
2013-10-15 06:31:35 PM
I used to work for Copart, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


At one point the most expensive car they had sold was a totaled Ferrari Enzo, I think it was serial number 3 (but I could be misremembering). It sold for around 200k. The engine was fine in the Enzo, so it was sold as a parts car to another Enzo owner.

There was an F40 on there too but I think that was only around 100k when it sold.
 
2013-10-15 07:33:54 PM

The Muthaship: That is sweet! Enjoy!

Here's my baby:


Thanks.

I would love to drive a GT-R. I doubt I'll make enough to afford one any time soon but they're on my wish list of driving experiences. I'm envious.

The closest I'll get to that any time soon is AWD swapping my 99 Eclipse Turbo Spyder (AWD Spyders never came from the factory) and hopping up the engine to ~350 awhp. Hopefully I'll start on that project next year.

smerfnablin: your comment reminded me of the youtube videos of cute girls riding in juiced up cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBf_a6ZKDIw


Some more for fun.

Beautiful girl in a turbo Corvette

Sister in a Lamborghini

Two girls in a 2JZ 240SX
 
2013-10-15 08:54:28 PM

fatalvenom: Ok...as a former long-time Ferrari mechanic who has worked on many of these cars, let me start by commenting on this gem:

"The post set off a debate among Ferrari owners, and word among them was that the driver had passed out behind the wheel due to a leaking exhaust dumping carbon monoxide into the cockpit, leading to a collision with a tree at 50 mph."

[l1.yimg.com image 610x413]

Uh, number one guys...the farking roof isn't on the car. And typically, after an accident, they don't remove the roof so the insides can be destroyed by weather...especially an F50. So how in the possible fark could an exhaust leak cause the driver to pass-out from carbon-monoxide?

Secondly, the exhaust is far aft of the motor, at 50mph, there is absolutely zero possibility of the exhaust penetrating the driver's compartment and causing oxygen-deprevation.


Finally, the owner/driver just straight-up farked-up driving this car.

Nice try covering-up for one of your fellow idiot Ferrari drivers. Too bad that most of us who have worked-on or sold these cars to their owners know, they typically have about as much driving skill as your typical Camry driver; except they have the cash to play,


loonatic112358: The_Original_Roxtar: i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.

yes, and while they're nice, they're still Suzukis

You're not just paying for the performance, you're paying for the name

also, 2 wheels vs 4 wheels, very rarely can they be compared the same, the motorcycle doesn't have to take the same line as the car does.


Although cars inherently are better at cornering than bikes, it's so much more enjoyable when you are balancing centrifugal force rather than fighting it.
 
2013-10-15 09:43:18 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: The Muthaship: Holy sh*t, dude!

Be careful in that rocket!

Question!

What does my car sound like going 0-100?

Answer!

Like a loud, "STOP!" in my right ear.

[img.fark.net image 512x384]


Holy shiat. My husband would kill to do all that to his Z.

/told him to make sure he was paid up on his life insurance policy and he could do whatever he wanted
//we call her the blue devil
 
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