Today I took a Ferrari V12 out for...

Today I took a Ferrari V12 out for...

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DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Thursday 19th August
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Jolly well done Leg!

willy wombat

620 posts

120 months

Thursday 19th August
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Many years ago took my 355 spider to Tesco (2 miles away) to pick up a couple of things fir my wife. Decided to take the scenic route home (25 miles) during which I got “done” by an unmarked police car. Expensive shopping trip!

DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Monday 23rd August
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Bad news chaps…my wife bought me a cpl of tops in the wrong size and the shop is the other side of Dartmoor.

Good news chaps…my wife bought me a cpl of tops in the wrong size, the shop is the other side of Dartmoor, it’s a sunny day, I’ve no meetings this after and I have an F12 to get there!

catfood12

1,162 posts

114 months

Friday 10th September
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I guess you've see the FF tip run club over on the FF thread....



Not bad parking, just spaced out cos 'rona

DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Monday 4th October
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This weekend has been mostly piss wet through, so obviously the chaps and I had planned a bit of a mini touring weekend round Wales.


MisterBigglesworth

128 posts

20 months

Monday 4th October
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DeejRC said:
This weekend has been mostly piss wet through, so obviously the chaps and I had planned a bit of a mini touring weekend round Wales.

F12 looks amazing in that colour.

speedbird1000

124 posts

139 months

Wednesday 6th October
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blueg33 said:
Not a V12, but i do sometimes use my Ferrari V8 to pop to the local deli to buy bread. On saturday, we went to Morrisons
Took my red F12 to an Iceland, they got some bargains....

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

359 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th October
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To the super market!

I traded my 488 in for a Lusso last week. It's a fantastic car, but if I could afford it, I'd have a 488 along side.



And at home


DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Tuesday 2nd November
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Today I took the F12 left out of a car park on a very light throttle…and found myself at 50-60degrees v shortly thereafter at less than 20mph.

That was interesting.

Taffy66

5,019 posts

74 months

Tuesday 2nd November
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DeejRC said:
Today I took the F12 left out of a car park on a very light throttle…and found myself at 50-60degrees v shortly thereafter at less than 20mph.

That was interesting.
What tyres is your F12 shod with and where was the Manettino set at.?

catfood12

1,162 posts

114 months

Wednesday 17th November
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Wheel alignment!




It had got a bit twitchy at the back, on suspension rebound. Wasn't sure if shock or just alignment. Luckily it was the latter. It had 52' total of rear tow, should be 21'. It's made such a difference. Was 33' on nearside and 20' on offside. I could tell that 12' difference, as I really though the NSR shocker was gone. Never known a car to be so sensitive on rear alignment that's not +1 degree or so out.

rumbled

345 posts

205 months

Wednesday 17th November
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Rear seats dropped to squeeze in the weekly shop

DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Wednesday 17th November
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Taffy66 said:
DeejRC said:
Today I took the F12 left out of a car park on a very light throttle…and found myself at 50-60degrees v shortly thereafter at less than 20mph.

That was interesting.
What tyres is your F12 shod with and where was the Manettino set at.?
Sorry Taf, missed this.

She is still on the Zeros she came with.
And Race of course smile

_Leg_

2,700 posts

183 months

Sunday 21st November
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Popped to the beach. Car park entrance at the hotel in Madrid on the way down was a bit err, tight.






DeejRC

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2,928 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd November
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You can really go off some ppl Leg… tongue out

simonw67

1,005 posts

5 months

Monday 22nd November
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_Leg_ said:
Popped to the beach. Car park entrance at the hotel in Madrid on the way down was a bit err, tight.





winner! how much space on either side of the wall?

jtremlett

1,090 posts

194 months

Monday 22nd November
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_Leg_ said:
Popped to the beach. Car park entrance at the hotel in Madrid on the way down was a bit err, tight.
No way would I have risked that!!!! I HATE underground car parks. Damaged my car in the underground car park of the Hotel Planet in Maranello. You'd think, if all places, they would have built that to be Ferrari-friendly. Then, on a different trip, ripped a chunk of the front spoiler off trying to get into the car park of a hotel on Lake Como. I'd asked if there were any alternatives and was told no. The following day it turned out they had a massive secure garage on the level ground behind the hotel. Grrrr!

_Leg_

2,700 posts

183 months

Monday 22nd November
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Pretty narrow but I go all over the place in my F12 and my 458 Spider. They've been in cities, crazy car parks, the inner hebrides, NC500, most mountain passes you'll have heard of and some you wont, followed the Mille Miglia, most European countries, big ferries, tiny ferries and been loaded up to the gills with luggage and, on occasion, collected sets of wheels and other stuff. They must have had 200 + kids and interested adults from all over the world sat in them over the years for photos too. :-)

Never had a problem, just take your time in a tight spot and all is well.

People think they're brand new cars still. Full PPF, cared for and stored properly but driven as nature intended. Only a Fiat innit. :-)

jtremlett

1,090 posts

194 months

Monday 22nd November
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_Leg_ said:
Pretty narrow but I go all over the place in my F12 and my 458 Spider. They've been in cities, crazy car parks, the inner hebrides, NC500, most mountain passes you'll have heard of and some you wont, followed the Mille Miglia, most European countries, big ferries, tiny ferries and been loaded up to the gills with luggage and, on occasion, collected sets of wheels and other stuff. They must have had 200 + kids and interested adults from all over the world sat in them over the years for photos too. :-)

Never had a problem, just take your time in a tight spot and all is well.

People think they're brand new cars still. Full PPF, cared for and stored properly but driven as nature intended. Only a Fiat innit. :-)
Well yes but...

It isn't the narrow - which, as you say, is matter of taking care. It is the apparent steepness and whether it will rip half the bottom of the car off on the way. That is what happened to mine. The bottom of the gate mechanism was right where the steep slope ended and there was a loud crunch and going forward or backward was going to be equally painful.

Djit

171 posts

62 months

Monday 22nd November
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Don’t even bother with the Millennium in London. Spiral underground car park. You have to decide very early on in the proceedings which wheel to sacrifice!