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AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

122 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Lets just hope it doesnt end up like his first BB did hehe

ETA, the picture from the cover of Slowhand of it post "oops"



Edited by AndrewW-G on Thursday 22 March 10:19

traxx

2,977 posts

127 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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few more pictures from last night






















johnnyreggae

1,814 posts

65 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Looks like standard exhaust pipes so not V12 - could someone go round and count the cylinders so we know for sure !

traxx

2,977 posts

127 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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johnnyreggae said:
Looks like standard exhaust pipes so not V12 - could someone go round and count the cylinders so we know for sure !
Its a V8

cc8s

3,976 posts

108 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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traxx - did you notice the name? It seems to say SP??EC or something on the left on the back.
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traxx

2,977 posts

127 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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cc8s said:
traxx - did you notice the name? It seems to say SP??EC or something on the left on the back.
SP12 EPC


cc8s

3,976 posts

108 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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I thought that would be too simple, what with the plate wink Thanks - what did you think of it in person? I personally think, from pictures, it looks nice.

johnnyreggae

1,814 posts

65 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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SP = Special Projects - 12 = just reg - EPC = Eric Patrick Clapton

traxx

2,977 posts

127 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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traxx said:
cc8s said:
traxx - did you notice the name? It seems to say SP??EC or something on the left on the back.
SP12 EPC
Actually thinking about it I think the badge just said SP12-EC

4Lmike

1,770 posts

75 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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traxx said:
johnnyreggae said:
Looks like standard exhaust pipes so not V12 - could someone go round and count the cylinders so we know for sure !
Its a V8
HR Owen's twitter says its a V12

Shmee

6,155 posts

118 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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4Lmike said:
HR Owen's twitter says its a V12
Isn't that a re-tweet of someone else writing it wrong...

cc8s

3,976 posts

108 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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traxx said:
Actually thinking about it I think the badge just said SP12-EC
Named by McLaren? wink That makes sense as, in the picture it seems to be 'EC'.

LukeyLikey

812 posts

52 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Seems like it could be a V12 - the volume at the rear, particularly the height of the rear deck, plus the location of the vents being very different.

However, if it is, think of the one-off cost?! To re-engineer that car with a new body, different interior, rerouted vents, pipes, exhaust etc. etc. plus making it handle with all the extra weight over the rear axle. Haven't even mentioned the gearbox (which would no doubt have been designed for a front engined V12...)

If it is a V12 it must be a very expensive one...

6th Gear

2,359 posts

99 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

122 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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delta037

364 posts

78 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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It might have been easier and cheaper to have bought another 512BB.... Each of the 'Special Projects' has failed - in my opinion - to improve on the originals or the subsequent 'donor' cars. I read somewhere that Ferrari limit how many mods can be made, probably because of construction and use regs as well as engineering solutions that Ferrari have spent millions perfecting.

Shmee

6,155 posts

118 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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You'll have to excuse some horribly dodgy shots... but...


















Shmee

6,155 posts

118 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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You'll have to excuse some horribly dodgy shots... but...


















johnnyreggae

1,814 posts

65 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Do you think that's the furthest it'll ever get driven ?

JazzyO

1,115 posts

86 months

Thursday 22nd March 2012
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johnnyreggae said:
Do you think that's the furthest it'll ever get driven ?
No Eric drives all his Ferraris, preferably fast. Would be strange to see this one be an exception.

My sources at the factory told me back in September it was NOT a V12.



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