RE: Ferrari 348 (F48) Koenig | Spotted

RE: Ferrari 348 (F48) Koenig | Spotted

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Pericoloso

42,749 posts

119 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Chestrockwell said:
Would Ferrari even touch that today? Where would it get serviced considering Enzo thought it was a monstrosity and remanded the Ferrari badges be taken off
Ferrari cannot dictate what cars are serviced at their dealers,they probably service Lamborghinis at some dealers.

Panjy

108 posts

102 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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I love it, proper old school excess.

jagfan2

218 posts

133 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Loved the competition evolution II but this not so much
https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-most-extreme...

Anyone know the 90s UK car mag that used to feature stuff like this?

thegreenhell

7,162 posts

175 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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jagfan2 said:
Anyone know the 90s UK car mag that used to feature stuff like this?
World Sports Cars

blade7

9,510 posts

172 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Gembella?

h0b0

4,746 posts

152 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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4leks said:
this one is overpriced by £117-118k at least, even for someone who truly appreciates Koenig (not me though, I think standard 348 looks much better)
Updated, but still relevant.

DanielSan

15,042 posts

123 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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I think the price is insane, but I'll be honest, I like it. I'd get the wheels re-done, something a touch lower offset so they sit in the arches a bit more pleasingly, and then just take it to shows purely to park on the Ferrari Owners Club stand and let them all look at it with utter dismay.

C.MW

303 posts

25 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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I'm far from keen on any fezzas but this looks properly 90's whether I like it or not is another story.

Pericoloso

42,749 posts

119 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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BTW Sr Enzo Ferrari would not have demanded the prancing horses to be removed from this particular car,as he'd been dead for 2 years before this was built.

And please stop using the word fezza.

MDL111

4,625 posts

133 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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jagfan2 said:
Loved the competition evolution II but this not so much
https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-most-extreme...

Anyone know the 90s UK car mag that used to feature stuff like this?
I remember when that came up for auction and was really tempted by it - I think it is stunning (if not necessarily pretty) and at that price seems decent value for money. am sure it sounds insane and is interesting to drive ...

je777

314 posts

60 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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The twin-turbo 348 that Matt Farah drove - see youtube: The 610 WHP Twin-Turbo, Flamespitting Ferrari 348 Challenge - seemed like a much better bet than this. It seemed an absolutely awesome car (and is a Challenge) and, according to Farah, just sold for about $150k.

je777

314 posts

60 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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348jeff said:
Absolutely awful and was for sale a couple of years ago for £35kish and I don't think it sold.

How it should be done...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KajL7klumA
Great minds...


aaron_2000

3,874 posts

39 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Chestrockwell said:
Would Ferrari even touch that today? Where would it get serviced considering Enzo thought it was a monstrosity and remanded the Ferrari badges be taken off
How did he do that? He'd been dead for 2 years biggrin

fernando the frog

298 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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soad said:
That body kit will render it near unusable?! Speed bumps, anyone...
whoever buys this isn't going to be using it to pop down to sainsburys

Leins

7,478 posts

104 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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It think my £150k would be going on a 348 GTC instead

thegreenhell said:
World Sports Cars

sealtt

2,782 posts

114 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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I think it looks very cool, but does not look right in the UK. Wonder how it drives. That car should be living near the Med or blasting through a California desert.

Spumfry

1,072 posts

118 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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thegreenhell said:
jagfan2 said:
Anyone know the 90s UK car mag that used to feature stuff like this?
World Sports Cars
Top Wheels magazine from the mid to late '80s had a Koenig obsession as well. Wish I'd kept my copies but most of them got pulled apart and blu-tacked to my bedroom walls, alongside pictures of Christie Brinkley.

Fire99

9,712 posts

185 months

Friday 5th July 2019
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I like Koenig's creations. Very brash 80's looking and usually monstrous power. When I was 17 I would have loved it. These days the original 348 styling has grown on me, so i'd take a more standard looking 348 but with the Koenig's engine..

Still, it's nice to see something a little different and less clinical than most current supercars.

thegreenhell

7,162 posts

175 months

Friday 5th July 2019
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MDL111 said:
jagfan2 said:
Loved the competition evolution II but this not so much
https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-most-extreme...

Anyone know the 90s UK car mag that used to feature stuff like this?
I remember when that came up for auction and was really tempted by it - I think it is stunning (if not necessarily pretty) and at that price seems decent value for money. am sure it sounds insane and is interesting to drive ...
Shame it's just the body conversion without the twin-turbos.

Mr_Yogi

3,183 posts

211 months

Friday 5th July 2019
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Top Car was another publication which featured Koenig's.

As someone has already mentioned, I loved the Competition Evolution but this not so much.

In Top Car or World Sports Cars (can't remember now) they had an article on an early version of this car. A red twin turbo 600bhp 348 with the gold 5 spokes, lowered, bigger exhausts, maybe some subtle skirts, and plexi-glass engine cover to show off the red engine top. As I remember it, it looked absolutely fantastic. Also didn't have the garish interior of the Testerossa based cars.